LORD has deep expertise in rubber-to-metal bonding. We employ strict process and quality controls to ensure that each part is manufactured consistently, with a strong bond. This attention to detail coupled with our elastomeric formulation capabilities is what makes LORD TJ packers so reliable. With more reliable seals, you can drill longer without interruption, allowing you to drill multiple wells on just one set of TJ packers.
LORD wear-resistant TJ packers have passed the rigorous requirements of the second edition of API 16F. During the abrasive 50,000 cycle wear test, LORD packers lost less than 0.75% elastomer mass, representing more than a 13x margin to the 10% pass/fail criteria in Standard 16F.
Laboratory and field-tests have confirmed that our wear-resistant TJ packers last longer than the standard nitrile packers used in many slip joints today. In abbreviated wear testing to 6,300 of the 50,000 cycles specified in Standard API 16F, our packer had no measurable wear, whereas a standard packer lost 7% of its thickness. Field-test results demonstrated that the wear-resistant TJ packer lasted 20 times longer than a standard TJ packer. The table below presents a summary of the full-scale test data.
*The difference between the pre-test and post-test condition was not large enough to determine the change in thickness or weight.
Wear-resistant nitrile TJ packers have been shown to last 20X longer than traditional nitrile. Learn how they can positively impact operations on your rig.