General Technical Information for Exquip Protectors

Exquip Protectors are designed, manufactured and tested to match & exceed:

  • API 5 CT Annex I
  • IADC/SPE 17209 & 11396
  • Tests for special designs with up to 5000 Joules impact Resistance

Properties:

  • Material: HDPP (High Density Polypropylene, Impact Copolymer)
  • Diameter range: 2 3/8“ to 52“
  • Temperature range: -46°C (-50°F) to 66°C (150°F)
  • Threaded and Non-Threaded Designs
  • Exquip Protectors are up to 70% lighter than conventional protectors
  • High chemical resistance
  • High strentgh elasticity and natural stability, no steel reinforcement
  • UV stabilized
  • Environmentally friendly due to full recycelbility

 

Installation & Torque

Exquip protectors are equipped with two or four torque slots at each face-end (bumper). Due to their light weight they are extremely easy to handle and can be torqued and slackened with a simple bar. The positive relaxation characteristics of the material prevents jamming of the protectors even under the heaviest impact experienced in the field.

 

Recommended Minimum Installation Torque Values*

Diameter Min. Installation Torque
2 3/8“ – 3 ½“ 80 Nm
4 ½“ – 5 ½“ 100 Nm
6 5/8“ – 9 5/8“ 130 Nm
10 ¾“ – 16“ 150 Nm
18 5/8“ – 26“ 180 Nm
26“ and above 200 Nm +

*Please note that the required installation torque depends on the type of connection and expected environmental conditions during transport. These values should be understood as a rough guideline only.

 

Axial Impact Resistances for Standard Protectors

Exquip protectors are designed and manufactured to bear the following Axial Impact energy. The protector design can be modified - due to customers requirements - if more or less impact resistance is required:

Exquip Protector Axial Impact Resistance at 21°C

  2 3/8" to 3 1/2" = 407 Joules
> 3 1/2" to 8 3/4" = 1.627 Joules
> 8 3/4" to 13 5/8" = 2.034 Joules
> 13 5/8" to 18 5/8" = 2.441 Joules
> 18 5/8" to 24 1/2" = 2.848 Joules
> 24 1/2" to 30" = 3.255 Joules
> 30" to 36" = 3.662 Joules
> 36" to 42" = 4.069 Joules