Surface and Topside

Maximizing Equipment Performance in Surface and Topside Applications

Although surface and topside equipment may be easier to access for repairs and maintenance than equipment that is on the seafloor, the ultimate goal for all equipment is to minimize performance problems, increase throughput, and reduce component wear. This can only be accomplished if internal components are engineered with the same high performance attributes as the equipment they service.

Evaluating Environmental Conditions and Operating Parameters for Optimal Performance

Many factors must be considered in onshore surface and offshore topside drilling and production applications.  The location of the rig, exposure to the elements, and the operating conditions of the application itself all influence both material selection and design criteria.  When evaluating the parameters of such broad conditions, our technical specialists work with you hand-in-hand to address a range of questions, such as:

  • Is my application or equipment subject to cyclonic or hurricane strength winds and storm waves? Will it be exposed to sand storms or abrasive environmental scenarios?
  • Are there external temperature extremes, high, low, or both?
  • Will this equipment see extreme, heavy service?

Proper Seal Design is Critical to Keep Product Flowing

CDI excels at partnering with you to develop seals, bearings, and other critical components that keep your equipment working and product flowing. Because of our engineering and processing expertise, wide portfolio of materials, and one of the fastest turnarounds in the industry, producers and service companies alike have come to rely on us to develop seals and sealing elements that make their equipment perform beyond expectations, regardless of operating conditions, surface or topside.

Advanced Polymeric Materials for Surface and Topside Applications

Whether the requirements are chemical resistance, corrosion resistance, thermal extreme stability, or wear resistance – our extensive expertise in polymeric material compounding allows us to make seals, bearings, and other components that deliver optimum performance in critical surface and topside equipment.

All CDI material development and testing is performed in-house, in order to maintain the highest levels of quality. Whether your application calls for a thermoplastic, polyurethane to PEEK; PTFE compound, elastomers from NBR to FFKM, or an integration of materials, our  engineers will design and test your product to ensure it performs to your specifications. 

Engineered Solutions for Surface and Topside Applications

CDI seals, bearings, and components can be found throughout critical surface and topside drilling and production equipment across the globe and includes:

  • Crown
  • Drilling kellys
  • Power swivels
  • Top drive systems
  • Torque equipment
  • Iron roughneck
  • Pipe handling systems
  • Rig draw works
  • Mud pumps
  • Drilling console
  • Compressors / separators
  • Choke valves
  • Ball / gate valves
  • Wellhead / casing valves
  • Blow out preventers (BOP)
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Customized Valve Components

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Custom Engineered Pump Components

Pump Components

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Custom Designed and Manufactured Bearings and Bushings

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SigmaSeal® Sealing System

SigmaSeal® System

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