The AFP Operating Philosophy is to always produce its products to the exacting API 6A quality standard. This is its primary competitive differentiator that insures repeat business from the strategic giants. Second is to provide one stop, alternative build-to-suit solutions compared to the high cost global automation providers. AFP automation solutions are developed by oilfield equipment manufactures for oilfield operators.
There is a classic fragmentation across the wellhead choke, actuator, and automation markets. Evolving technology that is impacting the integration of actuators and automation is rapidly migrating upstream to the wellhead. No longer are ABB, Emerson, and Rockwell Automation the only alternatives to oilfield flow control automation. AFP is working to be at the forefront of making its solutions widely available and affordable for older oilfields in decline as well as newer shale plays owned and operated by smaller E&P operators.
In the words of Hans Karani, “A choke, is a choke, is a choke. The future is in REMOTE CONTROLLED AUTOMATION! ” AFP Engineers are working to make this a reality and play a leadership role in this developing market space.
Company API 6A and API Q1 processes have been established on an enterprise accessible Web Based Server System. API 6A documents are kept for future reference to comply with API 6A 20th edition and API Q1 9th edition and ISO 9001 quality specifications.
API 6A Wellhead Products include Gate Valves, Ring Joint Gaskets, Top Connectors, Tees and Crosses, Adaptors and spacer spools, Flanged Connectors, End Connectors, Thread Connectors, Bull Plugs, Tubing Heads, Casing Heads, Hangers for tubing and casings.
API 6A choke models include H2, OCT, JWA, Flow Back 2” and 3” 1502, Extended Bolt design, Low Torque Actuated Choke, Fisher actuated chokes, Stepper Actuated chokes, Low Torque Manual chokes with ½”, ¾” 1”, 2” 3” and 4” orifice with API Flanges up to 7”, and Pressure capabilities from 2,000 psi to 20,000 psi.
All flow products are hydrostatically tested to 1.5 times stated pressure requirements.