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Very High Pressure Fluid Swivel
Building on SBM Offshore’s unrivalled know-how and experience in state-of-the-art fluid swivel design, this pioneering new technology increases the operating range of high pressure swivels by using a patented technique to cascade the pressure drop over multiple seals. The 12" prototype toroidal swivel has been fully qualified to 830 barg (12,000 psig), including long term endurance test runs, and has the potential to operate at over 1000 barg (14,500 psig). This swivel is specifically aimed at gas or water injection from FPSOs into ultra-high pressure reservoirs, such as the lower tertiary fields of the US Gulf of Mexico.