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Understanding Hardbanding Article
With a multitude of hardbanding products available to choose from, narrowing the field appears to be an undaunting task, but it doesn't have to be if a few rules are kept in mind. 1. Always choose a non-cracking hardbanding. 2. Ensure that welding procedures are explicit and endorsed by a notable third party. 3. When it's time for re-application, the identity of the hardbanding previously applied to the tool joint should be known. Read the full article and Get the Hang of Hardbanding. See why not only chemistry, but procedures used and innovation must be considered when choosing a hardbanding material.
Does Hardbanding Really Save Money?
Postle Industries' Materials Engineer, Mr. Bob Miller, dissects the economics of hardbanding. Does hardbanding saves money? Are pipe owners getting the most out of their hardbanding practices? Check out Bob's article to get the answers to these questions and several more. See the complete article.
Originally Broadcasted on October 15, 2015 - This is an on-line technical video webcast /seminar through Drilling Contractor Magazine entitled Selecting Casing Friendly Hardbanding Alloys for Minimum Tool Joint and Casing Wear. The panelists were our own Steve Stefancic and Bob Miller, as well as Jim Allen from Allen Inspection Services in the USA. Between them they have a huge wealth of experience in hardbanding technology. This webinar will be valuable to any industry professional concerned with drill pipe and casing protection. Check it out... https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yLVudy2koR0
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Extend the Life of Completion Tubing Connections with Duraband
Duraband®NC can be applied to Completion Tubing Connections to increase service life. A maximum of one band can be applied to both pin and box near the taper allowing for multiple re-cuts* as necessary. See more about Duraband and completion tubing
The NEW Postalloy® HB Insulators - The ideal, lightweight solution for slowing cooling any hardband application!
The Postalloy® HB Insulators are the perfect solution for slowing down the cooling process on hardbanded tool joints, HWDP and drill collars. It is critical to the keep hardbanding under cover and not exposed to wind, drafts, rain or snow during the cooling process. Proper cooling will prevent serious damage to the structural integrity of the hardbanded piece. See more about HB Insulators
Hardband Accessories- Some are Free!
Get the details on the new Patented Hardbanding Gauge designed to help you save time inspecting tool joints. Hardbanding Accessories
Performance Improvements Start with Training
From Russia to Indonesia to Kenya, Postle Industries Tech Centers provide training and certifications for local hardbanders. Duraband, Tuffband and Ultraband brand hardbanding are applied by certified applicators only. This means your tool joints are protected with the highest quality hardband application and you obtain maximum drill string life. Oilfield Reprint
State-of-the-Art Welding Lab
All customers and applicators are entitled to and have access to Postle Industries extensive knowledge bank, lab facilities and metallurgical analysis as it pertains to all aspects of hardbanding and related procedures. See more