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CLARETECH HFL

RS Clareā€™s hydraulic fracturing lubricant ClareTech HFL is a cutting-edge new technology valve lubricant redefining how we think about valve lubrication during frac applications.

ClareTech HFL has proven quantifiably time after time that it can handle at least 60 stages of 100 mesh sand without any field re-greasing, whilst eliminating sand ingress and damage to the gates, seats & seat pockets. This allows Users to greatly reduce many of the lifecycle costs of maintaining a fleet of frac valves, such as excessive grease spend and the time and money spent replacing and installing new internal valve parts after each frac job.

Post job valve hardware goods repair / replacement can typically be reduced by 80%

Many frac service companies use a generic valve grease in their frac valves, regreasing every stage to try to keep proppant out of the valve cavity and protect the valve components. This results in vast quantities of grease being consumed and still does not guarantee the valves won’t sand off or fail.

ClareTech HFL is completely different. This new approach is to fill the valves only once, pre-frac job in the shop and with zero re-greasing during the entire frac job.

Total performance has been demonstrated repeatedly through field trials covering over 600 total frac stages and counting. ClareTech HFL enables all brand & models of frac gate valves to be on-site maintenance-free valves. This gives the following benefits:

Reduces grease volumes used per frac operation by over 75%
Minimises transition times between stages
Eliminates grease covering wireline tools
Removes the need for greasing manifolds or running long grease lines across the pad
Assured valve function & well control at all times through zero valve cavity sand outs
Safer and more efficient frac jobs

ClareTech HFL allows service providers to maximise the life of their existing assets and optimises the operational performance of them, resulting in safer frac jobs and faster asset deployment, meaning more revenue and less risk for service providers.

Why does ClareTech HFL perform so well?

Finally, ClareTech HFL has an enhanced valve sealing property in addition to its lubricating characteristics. So for any frac gate valves on the stack which have been damaged and will not hold pressure, HFL can be deployed as a valve sealant and has been proven to enable the valve to generate full pressure seal, permitting safe and efficient equipment rig down.

Cost savings at every stage of the Frac Job with Claretech HFL:

FRACK VALUE LIFECYCLE
1 - VALVE FILLING WITH CLARETECH HFL

Fill valve cavity fully with ClareTech HFL at the start of the job.

2 - FRAC STACK RIG UP AND TESTING

No need to re-grease again to pass pressure tests
Valves pressure test first time
Vastly reduce testing time

3 - PERFORMANCE DURING PRESSURE PUMPING

Zero re-greasing during the entire frac job
Minimize time spent greasing valves
Consume 75% less grease overall
Proven to vastly reduce or eliminate sand ingress into cavity
Maximum protection to valve gates and seats
Improved valve function and sealing at all times, assuring well control
Less job stoppages and delays to rectify valve problems
Can be injected at any time to assist a leaking valve which has failed on another grease

4 - FLOW BACK AND WELL TESTING

Minimal or no re-greasing required during flowback operation, saving time and money
Hydrocarbon resistance ensures no grease breakdown by reservoir fluids and gases
Improved valve sealing assists well pressure testing and rig down work
Can be injected at any time to assist a leaking valve which has failed on another grease

5 - VALVE WORKSHOP, POST JOB

Proven for valves to pressure test successfully upon return
Valve cavities and gate/seats in good condition
Reduced valve repair activity
Reduced consumption of replacement gates and seats
Gate valve service turnaround time much faster
Optimize your equipment utilization with fast turnarounds onto the next job at minimal costs

Valve Maintenance Cost Reduction
10 %
Reduction in Total Lubricant Usage
30 %
Stage Frac Job Completed Successfully
15 +
Valve Lubrication Between Stages
10

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Claretech HFL

-10Ā°F to 350Ā°F

Claretech HFL WG

-30Ā°F to 250Ā°F

Ready to Reduce Non-Productive Time?

Claretech HFL is a preventative maintenance tool specifically designed to protect your valves from the damage caused by abrasive proppant.Ā 

It does not wash out of the valve cavity, remaining in place for lasting protection to reduce the need for non-production time to carry out corrective maintenance.Ā 

Contact us to discuss your operational challenges and arrange a field trial.

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Case Studies

Read some of our latest case studies to find out more about how we have helped solve valve integrity issues to deliver well integrity for our customers in some of the most challenging service conditions throughout the world.

RESTORING GATE VALVE INTEGRITY BY DISPLACING FOREIGN MATERIALS AND DEBRIS ā€“ MARCELLUS SHALE

STOPPING LEAKING VALVES AND MAINTAINING INTEGRAL BARRIER DURING WELL INTERVENTIONS - MARCELLUS SHALE

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VALVE LUBRICANT 601TM IS RECOMMENDED FOR BOTH GATE VALVES AND PLUG VALVES

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