MacDermid Offshore Solutions, a provider of high-performance and environmentally friendly products for the offshore oil and gas industry, has expanded its product line with the release of Erifon THF 32.

The hydraulic fluid is designed to meet the needs of the drilling industry quickly and efficiently. This fire and explosion-resistant HFC water-based fluid reduces wear and provides lubricity in motion compensation devices and tensioning equipment in offshore drilling rigs. The new water-based fluid complements MacDermid’s existing product lines and offers outstanding technical performance while withstanding extreme compression ignition and stress, meeting stringent military requirements including military spec DEF STAN 91-110.

According to MacDermid, the product is safe and maintains compliance with all environmental regulations to help companies operate responsibly and effectively. Erifon THF 32 is a high-viscosity lubricant and corrosion inhibitor that meets all global and environmental compliances, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Gulf of Mexico General GMG 290000 Permit requirements for riser tensioner fluids, so customers can use this product safely for any project, regardless of location.

Erifon THF 32's lubricity serves extremely well for extended travel, having withstood a 50,000-km cylinder endurance test from a major cylinder manufacturer. Erifon THF 32 meets stringent tensioner fluid requirements and is appropriate for use with all cylinder manufacturers' wireline, in-line or direct acting tensioners. The fluid meets all regulations from port to port, so customers never need to change fluids in the middle of a project. The fluid operates effectively in both warm and cold climates.

Eric Handley, vice president of technology, said, “Customers can purchase Erifon THF 32 from MacDermid globally, making this safe and reliable fluid accessible for offshore drilling rigs anywhere in the world."

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