IPI inflatable packer successfully passes product qualification testing to 20,000 psi differential pressure

IPI has successfully tested an inflatable packer to 20,000 psi differential pressure. 
As mine operations get deeper, the stresses involved increase and packer consumption was observed to have increased due to the higher pressures involved.  This increased consumption was the impetus to improve the design and deliver long cycle life, an attribute operators have come to expect from IPI packers based on their operational experience with IPI spanning the last 20 years.  The same packer design has been successfully cycle tested in straddle configuration to over 240 times to 12,000 psi differential pressure, before being retired without bursting.



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