EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that it is supporting exploration and development of pre-salt wells in Brazil by providing Synflex® High Crush Resistant (HCR) high-pressure hose for subsea trees produced by leading oil and gas equipment manufacturers. The Synflex hose helps improve the reliability of the subsea trees, which control the flow of oil out of a well by withstanding 20-year subsea duty under severe pressure conditions.
Eaton’s HCR thermoplastic collapse-proof hose is part of Hydraulic Flying Leads (HFLs) that connect manifold blocks to the subsea trees. Each HFL consists of a bundle of individual HCR hoses that vary in quantity according to project requirements.
The flexible 316 stainless steel inner-locking carcass of Eaton’s HCR hose withstands over 5,000 psi differential pressure and up to 7,500 psi working pressure, extreme forces that are commonplace in ultra-deep water exploration. HCR hose is supplied in extremely long continuous lengths based on customer requirements, which can be over 10,000 feet.
“Reliability is absolutely monumental for hose that is installed under as much as 8,200 feet of water,” said Eaton’s Pedro Cortonesi, South American industrial sales manager, “making it very difficult and expensive to repair. In addition, a hose failure can literally shut down a drilling operation. Because of the many challenges and large-scale investment involved in deep sea drilling, hydraulic hose must last a minimum of 20 years. Eaton’s HCR hose is made to endure long-term subsea duty and tested way beyond its performance limits to make sure.”
Eaton’s Hydraulics business is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficiency hydraulic systems and components for use in mobile and stationary applications. Mobile and stationary markets include agriculture, alternative energy, construction, forestry, manufacturing, material handling, mining, oil and gas, processing, transportation and utility equipment. Eaton’s Hydraulics Group provides customer-driven solutions under product names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydrokraft®, Hydrowa®, Hydro-Line®, Integrated Hydraulics®, Synflex®, Vickers®, Walterscheid™, and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/hydraulics.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components, systems and services for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 72,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.