The additives used in the development of our offshore products have been selected to balance both environmental demands with performance demands.
Aqualink Sub Sea Hydraulic Control Systems
Aqualink water based hydraulic control fluids are biodegradable and environmentally acceptable. They have been formulated to meet the operating and technological demands of existing and future subsea oil and gas production fields.
The range of Aqualink products provides individual performance characteristics for use in conventional and high temperature wells together with formulations that also provide stability in well bore brines.
The Aqualink development programme compliments the efforts being made by Houghton to introduce a range of new improved subsea control fluids for the Offshore Industry.
Blow Out Preventor (BOP) Fluids
Stack-Magic concentrate has been specially formulated to provide maximum operational efficiency of B.O.P, Multiplexed and Wellhead Control Hydraulic Systems, while providing protection to the various metals used throughout the system. Stack-Magic incorporate increased anti-corrosion and lubricity additives, which will operate successfully in deep waters and under extremely low temperature conditions. Ensuring immediate response to the actuation of the hydraulic system. Stack-Magic is fully biodegradable providing improved environmental protection when discharged to sea.
Compensator / Tensioner Hydraulic Systems
Houghto-Safe water glycol compensator fluids represent the most important development in Motion Compensator and Tensioner Hydraulic Fluids of recent times. They are biodegradable and both fire and explosive resistant, passing the stringent 50:1 compression ignition test, which is required to meet the US Navy specification MIL-H-22072.
Houghto-Safe fluids meet all the technical requirements of the major Motion Compensator and Tensioner equipment manufacturers. These fluids may be used throughout a wide range of climatic conditions, maintaining stable viscosity characteristics in equatorial waters, whilst being equally suitable for operation under low temperature conditions.
Stack-Guard WG is a water glycol storage preservation fluid recommended for the internal protection of wellhead control stacks and other offshore equipment that after periods of storage will be commissioned to operate with water-based fluids. Stack-Guard incorporates antifreeze protection together with additives to provide both liquid and vapour phase corrosion inhibition, an important requirement when pockets of air maybe entrained within a system.
Houghton produces a complete range of vegetable based and conventional hydrocarbon based lubricants and grease products for marine and industrial applications,
Our superior quality Hydro-Drive range of hydraulic oils and Cosmolubric EP heavy-duty gear oils meet the majority of demands made by both Offshore and General Industries.
Houghton Offshore has developed new technology resulting in the formulation of environmentally acceptable lubricity additives for use with water based drilling muds and well bore brines.
Geo-Lube BL has been formulated to provide enhanced lubricity values to well bore brine formulations.
Geo-Lube WB has been formulated to provide additional lubricity to water based drilling fluids during directional drilling operations.
The cost of not protecting tubulars from corrosion substantially outweighs the expense of providing Protection.
Tubulars travel and are stored in harsh environments, temperatures vary widely, rain is blown into the crevices between threads and protectors, airborne particles abrade coatings and the atmosphere is usually salt laden, since most pipe yards are on the coast. Protective coatings must consist of physical and chemical barriers, which remain effective in a wide range of conditions. It is with this in mind Houghton having developed the Rust Veto range.