Baker Hughes Company


It has been seen that there is a risk of corrosion or cracking of armour wires within the end fitting in extreme environments / conditions if the epoxy in the end fitting cavity is cracked. If a self-healing additive is added to the epoxy, any cracks which do form in it will then promote self-healing and resist further development of cracks; consequently the cracking which does occur does not provide a path for water and other chemicals to reach the surface of the armour wires embedded in the epoxy, and thereby mitigating the risk of environmentally assisted cracking of those wires.

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