New Black Gold 10k Choke and Kill Hose Designed to Rigorous API Standards

Press Release Summary:

  • Designed and tested to meet the rigorous American Petroleum Institute (API) design criteria
  • Can be used for upstream choke and kill applications
  • Enables gates to provide a state-of-the-art solution for land and offshore well-control applications

Original Press Release:

Gates Introduces State-of-the-art Flexible Hoses for Land and Offshore Well-control Applications

The Black Gold 10k Choke and Kill Hose Demonstrates Product Innovation in Oil and Gas Industry

Denver, Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Gates (NYSE: GTES), a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, introduces a new addition to its portfolio of oil and gas well-control products, the 3" ID x 10,000 PSI Black Gold® 10k Choke and Kill Hose. Designed and tested to meet the rigorous American Petroleum Institute (API) 16C design criteria for gas exposure, high temperature and sustained exposure to fire, this new, premium application well-control hose can be used for upstream choke and kill applications. This new product is now available to Gates Black Gold distributors and oil and gas upstream drilling rig owners and operators.

"This product enables Gates to provide a state-of-the-art solution for land and offshore well-control applications," said Grant Gawronski, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Gates. "The unique and patent-pending design of this product enables us to assemble it close to customers, dramatically shortening lead times while enabling real-time customization for customer-specific needs. It provides global availability of a critical oil and gas product from a reliable manufacturer of high-quality, high-pressure hoses."

Gates leveraged the technology and expertise that came with its acquisition of Techflow, along with the company's materials science and process engineering capabilities to develop this product. Requiring shorter lead times to manufacture and deliver, measured in days instead of weeks, the Black Gold 10k Choke and Kill Hose not only has shorter lead times, but is also readily configured to meet customer-specific application requirements, such as size and end connection type.

The hose will be commercially available in early March. Visit Gates at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, TX, May 6-9, 2019 to see the full portfolio of premium oil and gas products, including this new Black Gold 10k Choke and Kill Hose, on display in booth #3975.

About Gates 

Gates is a global manufacturer of innovative, highly engineered power transmission and fluid power solutions. Gates offers a broad portfolio of products to diverse replacement channel customers and to original equipment ("first-fit") manufacturers as specified components. Gates participates in many sectors of the industrial and consumer markets. Gates products play essential roles in a diverse range of applications across a wide variety of end markets ranging from harsh and hazardous industries such as agriculture, construction, manufacturing and energy, to everyday consumer applications such as printers, power washers, automatic doors and vacuum cleaners, and virtually every form of transportation. Gates products are sold in 128 countries across four commercial regions: the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Greater China; and East Asia and India. More about Gates can be found at

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