We provide unique capabilities with elastomer products based on years of extensive real-world experience, modeling and testing. Our industry-leading expertise delivers quality components for the most critical drilling operations. Each of our elastomer products are tested in accordance with API and ASTM specifications.
We supply premium annular packers for deepwater MPD operations. Our propriety packer designs and consistent performance is the result of extensive design and testing experience that has produced unique insights into elastomer behavior under a variety of condition. AFGlobal packer products are tested in accordance with API and ASTM specifications.
Our unique seal sleeve element is key to the award-winning ACD. The seal sleeve features a durable polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) honeycomb insert co-molded with a polyurethane buffer material and reusable steel end caps. The innovative co-molded element allows elimination of maintenance-intensive rotating components used by conventional RCD designs, significantly reducing costs over the lifecycle of the equipment. Key to the design is our expertise in elastomer manufacturing.
Riser Running Tool and Spider Split Ring
Our riser running tool in hydraulic and manual configurations is used to add and remove riser joints to the riser stack in a fast, efficient and safe manner. Using AFGlobal’s riser flange, the tools facilitate the use of riser interface joints to increase MPD utilization in a rig fleet. We also supply spider/split ring adapters to enable the rig’s spider system to properly land the riser flange.
Together, the riser running tool and spider split ring adapter enable the rig to handle riser joints equipped with our flanges safely and quickly, regardless of the riser equipment used by the rig.
Seal Sleeve Running Tools
Our seal sleeve running tools facilitate make up to the drillstring to minimize rig time required to retrieve and replace a seal sleeve element assembly. Whether the client prefers to leave the tool in the string or selectively use the tools, our running tools provide a simple but robust mechanism for handling operations. Field experience demonstrates that a seal assembly can be replaced in as little as 30 minutes.