CoolForce(TM) technology features unique removable jacket insert for faster rebuilds.
HOUSTON, May 1, 2012: Oil States International, Inc. (NYSE: OIS) announced today that its subsidiary, Oil States Industries, Inc., launched a new series of water-cooled brakes designed for high-horsepower applications including oil and gas, marine, logging and other industrial environments. The new CoolForce(TM) externally cooled disc brake system broadens Oil States' current portfolio of brake and clutch systems, which includes a range of hydraulic, constricting, expanding and caliper brake technologies.
The new CoolForce(TM) design absorbs and disperses thermal loads associated with the most demanding constant-tension applications where high torque absorption, rapid heat dissipation and high-inertia stopping are required.
The series is also the first to offer Oil States' unique removable water jacket insert, which overcomes one of the most time-consuming aspects of field maintenance and rebuilds.
The modular composite design requires no weld repair or re-machining of the interior features of the water jacket. Instead, a worn insert can simply be removed and replaced.
"The CoolForce design is more practical and flexible than what's available in the water-cooled braking market today," says Charles Moses, Senior Vice President, Oil States Offshore Products. "Removable spacers, custom mountings, a choice of coolant supply configurations and a variety of optional features allow our customers to use these brakes in a broad range of very demanding environments. The removable jacket lining is innovative and removes significant complexity and cost out of field rebuilds."
Oil States will offer water jacket inserts as replacement parts for compatible brakes from other manufacturers to allow faster rebuilds on existing equipment.
CoolForce(TM) brakes will be available in air-actuated and spring-actuated configurations with diameters of up to 36-inch and torque capacities of up to 1.2M in/lb.
Visitors to the 2012 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston can learn more about the CoolForce(TM) Water Cooled Brake product lines at Oil States Industries' OTC booth # 3125 from April 30 through May 3, 2012.
About Oil States International, Inc.
Oil States International, Inc. is a diversified oilfield services company and is a leading, integrated provider of remote site accommodations with prominent market positions in the Canadian oil sands and the Australian mining regions. Oil States is also a leading manufacturer of products for deepwater production facilities and subsea pipelines as well as a provider of completion-related rental tools, oil country tubular goods distribution and land drilling services to the oil and gas industry. Oil States International, Inc. is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OIS.
For more information on the Company, please visit Oil States International's website at http://www.oilstatesintl.com.
About Oil States Industries, Inc.
Oil States Industries, Inc. is a subsidiary of Oil States International, Inc. located in Houston, Texas. Oil States Industries is a diverse provider of products and services to the oil and gas, defense and general industries. These markets are served by the company's three business groups: Offshore Construction, Marine Pipeline and Elastomers, with operations in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Singapore and Thailand and a presence in the U.A.E., France, Norway, Nigeria, India and Vietnam. For more information, please visit Oil States Industries' website at http://www.oilstates.com.