Gates introduces a new addition to its portfolio of oil and gas well-control products, the 3″ ID x 10,000 PSI Black Gold® 10k Choke and Kill Hose. Designed and tested to meet the rigorous American Petroleum Institute (API) 16C design criteria for gas exposure, high temperature and sustained exposure to fire, this new, premium application well-control hose can be used for upstream choke and kill applications. This new product is now available to Gates Black Gold distributors and oil and gas upstream drilling rig owners and operators.
“This product enables Gates to provide a state-of-the-art solution for land and offshore well-control applications,” said Grant Gawronski, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Gates. “The unique and patent-pending design of this product enables us to assemble it close to customers, dramatically shortening lead times while enabling real-time customization for customer-specific needs. It provides global availability of a critical oil and gas product from a reliable manufacturer of high-quality, high-pressure hoses.”
Gates leveraged the technology and expertise that came with its acquisition of Techflow, along with the company’s materials science and process engineering capabilities to develop this product. Requiring shorter lead times to manufacture and deliver, measured in days instead of weeks, the Black Gold 10k Choke and Kill Hose not only has shorter lead times, but is also readily configured to meet customer-specific application requirements, such as size and end connection type.
The hose will be commercially available in early March.