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Announcing Fire-Safe and Type Approval for Our BlueSky Dynamic Ball Joints

Announcing Fire-Safe and Type Approval for Our BlueSky Dynamic Ball Joints

Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies (FO&GT) is pleased to announce our BlueSky dynamic ball joints are now API-6FA (5th ed.) Fire Test Rated and have been certified by Lloyd’s Register for both onshore and offshore use.

The newest certification and Type-Approval are part of our continued commitment to providing differentiated, certified solutions to address industry challenges. The successful results of the API-6FA fire test showed our BlueSky dynamic ball joints reached operational performance targets by experiencing zero leakage while being exposed to a 1400°F-1800°F flame.

The Type Approval of our dynamic ball joints by Lloyd’s Register covers use of our BlueSky ball joints for both onshore and offshore topside applications. As an additional option for these severe service applications, we now offer injectable packing integrated into the standard design to serve as a secondary seal. This solution provides customers with the option to add additional sealing capabilities and lubrication to the ball joint while in the field, reducing maintenance costs and improving the ball joint’s longevity.

The FlexBall dynamic ball joint is an effective solution providing piping systems with the required flexibility to compensate for thermal growth, vibration, or motion of equipment in the piping system. The FlexBall has the unique ability to provide up to 30° total flex capability and 360° rotational freedom in a bi-directional flow design. It is designed for use in thermal enhanced oil recovery systems such as SAGD, Cyclic steam, and steam flooding.

Read more about our BlueSky ball joints and Injectable Packing


About Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies

Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies designs and manufactures innovative sealing solutions and differentiated products for the oil and gas industry. The company is focused on the exploration and production (upstream) segment. We serve a wide range of customers including oil and gas producing companies, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and engineering and service companies that provide technologies, equipment and services for producing oil and gas from land-based, offshore and subsea installations around the world. Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies has locations in Canada, Malaysia, Norway, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

About the Freudenberg Group

Freudenberg is a global technology group. Together with its partners, customers and research institutions, the Freudenberg Group develops leading-edge technologies, products and services for more than 40 markets and for thousands of applications: seals, connectors, vibration control components, performance materials / textiles, filters, specialty chemicals, medical products and household and commercial cleaning products. Strength of innovation, strong customer orientation, diversity, and long-term orientation are the cornerstones of the Group. A 170-year-old family-owned company, the Freudenberg Group employs approximately 48,000 people in some 60 countries worldwide and generated revenues of more than $10 billion. For more information, please visit