Advantages of the Baski Fracker™
Ruggedness & Versatility
The replaceable Fracker element uses a multiply construction with 8 to 20 plies of rubber and aramide reinforcing material (e.g. Kevlar made by Dupont). Aramide, which is the same material used in bulletproof vests, is non-corrosive, longer-lasting and stronger than steel in this type of application. Our replaceable element is also compatible with other manufacturers' hardware.
High pressure ratings
Each of our Fracker models (FR-4.4, FR-5.4, and FR-6.8) is open-air tested to 3,000 psi (206 bar), which ensures that these packers do not rupture in fractures or voids. In addition, a 4,500 psi (310 bar) confined test is done before shipping. We also manufacture a model FR-3.8 for special high expansion ratio applications, which is tested to 1,500 psi (103 bar) in open air and to 3,000 psi (206 bar) in a 6" (152 mm) casing. These high pressure ratings, which are made possible by our unique combination of elastomers, reinforcement and design, allow for higher injection pressures and longer life.
Improved Sealing and High Frictional Holding Capabilities
The element length combined with a tough rubber cover provides an effective seal in the borehole. Depending upon borehole conditions, the Fracker element uses an inflation pressure of 1.2 to 1.3 times the injection pressure to anchor the packer.
The design of the replaceable element allows the use of "either end up" to distribute wear and prolong element life. Our Fracker also incorporates a new Dirt Wiper system on the bottom sliding head of the packer. This system utilizes a rod wiper and grease zerk combination that keep the polished base pipe and O-ring seal section of the packer cleaner and working longer. To reduce corrosion, the heads are constructed of stainless steel and the base pipe is made of chrome-plated high strength steel. Contractors have told us that they have inflated this packer for hydrofracturing 500 to 1,000+ times before wearing it out!