A new information hub has been launched to showcase best practice in sealing technology in a bid to provide “solutions for tomorrow’s engineering”.
The Knowledge Centre by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions aims to bridge the gap between design engineers’ needs and standard technology documentation, bringing useful information together as part of one digital portal.
It is aimed at design engineers working in industries that require sealing technology, including fluid power, the chemical processing industry, oil and gas, automotive design and life sciences.
The resource will be officially launched at Subsea Expo 2015, which takes place at Aberdeen AECC, from 11-13 February, with members of the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions team giving demonstrations at stand 48.
The website is fully compatible across all platforms including tablets and smartphones – a response to the latest trends, with engineers increasingly turning to mobile devices to find technical support and solutions.
The online tool contains ‘bite size’ information, including technical articles and sealing advice – with the option to download extended articles and white papers. There is also an ‘ask the experts’ section where people can send questions directly to Trelleborg’s technical team.
David Brown, Managing Director for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions in the UK, said: “The Knowledge Centre is about providing solutions for tomorrow’s engineering.
“This isn’t about us showcasing our products, far from it, the Knowledge Centre is non-promotional; it is a resource tool for engineers working in highly-technical fields related to sealing.
“We are a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. This positions us perfectly to share both useful and essential information with engineers working in the same industries as us.
“We have built up a significant amount of knowledge and information and this is a way of sharing it.”
Examples of industry-specific content include an overview of NORSOK standards for engineers working in the oil and gas industry as well as articles, including ‘Shortening the Design Process through FEA’ and ‘Matching Elastomer Seals to Biofuel Applications’. An article on ‘Central Tire Inflation Sealing Systems’ is also available for engineers in the automotive industry.
As well as the Knowledge Centre, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions will be showcasing its subsea capabilities at Subsea Expo 2015.
Products on show will include the market-leading sealing materials Isolast® J9513 and J8325. Isolast® J9513 is a specially developed perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) that is fully compliant with NORSOK M-710 and offers high and low temperature capability, from -4° F to +464° F (-20°C to +240°C). Isolast® J8325 perfluoroelastomer provides unrivalled high temperature performance with a continuous maximum operating temperature of +617°F (+325°C).
Adapted from press release by Joe Green