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DNVGL-RP-B301

Inspection and evaluation of non-metallic seals

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Organization: DNVGL
Publication Date: 1 September 2019
Status: active
Page Count: 64
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General

This RP provides a test procedure and evaluation criteria for the inspection of non-metallic seals used in oilfield equipment. The RP also includes the inspection of seal grooves, mating surfaces, anti-extrusion devices, springs, wedge rings and other similar parts of the seal design.

The RP states:

- guidelines for the inspection and testing of non-metallic seals used in service

- design and qualification-data requirements for evaluations

- service history and performance-data requirements for evaluations

- methods and guidelines for evaluating inspection results

- reporting guidelines.

Description of non-metallic seals

The non-metallic seals covered in this RP are made from polymer materials of either thermoplastic or elastomer type. These seals are also referred to as soft seals. The seals may have any geometry or size. The seal material may be any type of thermoplastic or elastomer compound, or a combination thereof, with any type of filler, reinforcement or inlay, including metal inlays or springs.

Supplement to other standards and RPs

This RP may be used as a supplement to the DNV GL standards and RPs listed in Table 1-3 and Table 1-4.

Structure of the RP

The RP is divided into four major parts:

- The first part describes the RP itself, its introduction, philosophy and scope.

- The second part is the test procedure.

- The third part describes how to evaluate the inspection and test results.

- The fourth part describes reporting.

A link between the main parts and the actual sections of the RP is given in Table 1-2.

Document History

DNVGL-RP-B301
September 1, 2019
Inspection and evaluation of non-metallic seals
General This RP provides a test procedure and evaluation criteria for the inspection of non-metallic seals used in oilfield equipment. The RP also includes the inspection of seal grooves, mating...
August 1, 2017
Inspection and evaluation of non-metallic seals
Introduction  Objective This recommended practice (RP) describes a procedure for inspecting, testing and evaluating non-metallic seals used in service. The objective of this RP is to improve...

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