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12 Sep 2018

Greene Tweed to Showcase WR® 650 at 2018 Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia

Greene Tweed will be an exhibitor at the Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia, a forum for the exchange of ideas among rotating equipment engineers and technicians worldwide, to display our industry-leading energy products, including WR® 650, our latest advancement in composite wear materials.

The conference, which is organized by the Turbomachinery Laboratory, a center of the Texas A&M Engineering Station (TEES) and part of the Texas A&M University System, will be held September 18-20, 2018, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

Greene Tweed will be at Booth 3045, and will display WR® 650, the newest thermoplastic composite in its wear-resistant (WR) portfolio.

WR® 650 is reinforced with a 3D carbon-fiber architecture and offers enhanced performance over the leading PFA-based material, including superior dry run capability (2.5 times higher PV limit in dry run conditions), excellent chemical resistance, and an operating temperature up to 260°C (500°F).

Greene Tweed’s wear-resistant material portfolio also includes WR® 300, a carbon-fiber reinforced compression molded PEEK, and WR® 525, a thermoplastic composite consisting of wound continuous carbon fibers in a PEEK matrix. Greene Tweed also offers AR® HT, a proprietary thermoplastic material specifically developed for use as bushings, bearings, and wear rings in pumps handling abrasive media up to 120°C (250°F). All four materials, including WR® 650, are API 610-recognized for use as wear parts in centrifugal pumps.

To learn more about WR® 650, visit our WR®650 page.