As the energy industry demands more and more work conditions, alternative energy sources are emerging as one of the options that can help meet global energy demand. Technology plays an important role in both traditional and new renewable energy sources, and choosing the right materials is often seen as a key factor in achieving success when seeking to overcome technological challenges. PEEK high-performance plastics are increasingly becoming the material of choice in the energy sector to improve operational performance and reduce the risk of downtime associated with component failure. Based on the high heat resistance, radiation resistance, hydrolysis resistance, self-lubrication, chemical corrosion resistance and excellent electrical performance and the like, PEEK is increasingly used by the energy industry, such as subsea integrated wiring harness pipelines, wires and cables, electrical connectors, downhole sensors, bearings, bushings, gears, support rings and other products. Moreover, it is also used in oil and gas, hydropower, geothermal, wind power, nuclear energy, and solar energy.
The cable, wire, coil skeleton, connector and valve prepared by PEEK with its characteristics of high temperature resistance, easy hydrolysis and radiation resistance have been successfully applied in nuclear power plant, oil exploration and exploitation industry. PEEK can be used to manufacture probes with special geometric dimensions and connectors for oil recovery, etc.