Energy & Utilities

Smithers offers a range of specialist services to meet the business needs of clients working in the demanding service environments of Energy and Utilities.

Polymer Specialists for the Oil and Gas Recovery Industry 

Smithers provides specialist polymer services for clients working in the oil and gas recovery industry. The expert team helps clients predict, manage and improve the performance of critical polymer-based infrastructure, components and materials. Frequently this involves consultative support with failure diagnosis or materials selection. They devise investigation, characterization and testing program based on clients’ specific needs, backed up by expert interpretation of results, guidance and advice.

As experts in service life prediction, they also offer a range of specialist services to test durability and simulate the impact of environmental  and service life conditions on polymer materials and components. Smithers Rapra’s laboratories operate under ISO17025 accreditation.

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Annual Networking Forum  

There is a strong need to understand the limitations and service life of rubber and plastic materials under their application conditions. However, no single modern elastomer meets all the situations encountered. Smithers Rapra’s  annual High Performance Polymers for Oil & Gas conference is at the forefront of these discussions and provides a meeting place for industry members to understand the market factors that are effecting the technology used.

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Independent Market Insights

Smithers Rapra market reports provide an authoritative and expert view of which emerging markets, technologies and factors will affect your industry in the future. These independent studies help you identify new business opportunities using quantitative market forecasts and employ a detailed breakdown of market sizes to plan future strategy with confidence.

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Technical Publications 

Renowned technical publisher Smithers Rapra produces a wide range books and a polymer database covering all aspects of rubbers, plastics and polymer-based composite materials.

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