Our research and development led to a proprietary product suite of seal rings that can be used to replace traditional sealing technology in industry standard API and ASME flanges that exponentially reduce the number of fugitive emissions in those components. This product suite was based on the same pressure-energized sealing technology used in our high-integrity connector products including SPO®, Flangelok®, and Techlok®.
The goal was to prove that our seal rings can reduce fugitive emissions when used in industry-standard products. Through rigorous testing and analysis, the team at FOGT proved our invention was able to reduce emissions by 99.97 percent compared to industry standard ASME and API flange seal gaskets. The table below shows a brief snip of the testing conducted using Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies’ new HX-BX sealing solution vs. API flange gaskets, with both tests conducted in an industry-standard API flange.
Along with the new seal ring design, FOGT has developed a predictive analysis tool that will soon be available to help our clients determine the amount of fugitive emissions savings when using our high-integrity connector products and/or when replacing industry standard gaskets with our new proprietary HX-BX seal ring. This type of analysis will allow for a better understanding of seal selection, and predictive maintenance to prevent long-standing leaks that can hinder the progression of ongoing climate action initiatives.