• Ensures reliable motor protection from high-temperature well fluids
  • Allows safe thermal expansion/contraction of motor oil
  • Efficiently passes torque from motor to pump shaft with no leaks

  • High-temperature well environments
  • Thermal recovery applications



Optimize the performance of your electrical submersible pumping (ESP) systems in thermal recovery applications with CENtigrade™ seals from Baker Hughes. An integral part of the CENtigrade™ elevated temperature production system, the CENtigrade seal delivers proven protection from thermal stresses to your pump’s internal components—ensuring higher reliability and performance in applications like steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD).


Ensure a robust seal for extreme-service ESP operations

CENtigrade seals are available in two design options. A single-shaft design containing three bellows chambers in series and housed in a single thrust chamber provides excellent protection to the pump’s internals as it passes torque from the motor to the pump shaft.

And for your higher capacity pumping requirements, select our dual-shaft, four-chamber tandem design. The seal’s two thrust chambers deliver greater torque to enhance artificial lift performance.

Both designs have high-durability features including carbide-coated down thrust bearings, shaft support bearings, and runner down thrust faces. Both options ensure reliable sealing and ESP performance at bottomhole temperature ratings up to 250°C (482°F).

CENtigrade seals have helped make CENtigrade ESP production systems the leading thermal recovery production system in the market, with hundreds of installations to date.

Contact us to learn how CENtigrade seals can help extend run life while increasing production from your high-temperature ESP applications.

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