DURABAND® NC for Maximum Wear Protection In All Drilling Conditions
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DURABAND® NC for Maximum Wear Protection In All Drilling Conditions
Learn About Hardbanding Hardbanding Tool Joints

Tool Joints are the enlarged and threaded ends of joints of drill pipe. Hardbanding is a process in which a wear-resistant

Hardbanding on Tool Joint
Hardbanding on Tool Joint  
alloy is applied to the tool joints of drill pipe or drill collars to prolong the life of a drill string.
Hardbanding Tool Joints helps you in numerous ways.

Extend the life of your drill string. See actual field results. Reduce non-productive downtime View Case History. Reduce casing wear and risk of environmental issues due to compromised casing. See test results. Simplify operations by maintaining only one type of HWDP. See popular new cost saving strategy. (Section entitled "Hardbanding on HWDP Tool Joints...")

Drill pipe tool joints are fabricated separately from the pipe body and welded onto the pipe at a manufacturing facility. The tool joints provide high-strength, high-pressure threaded connections that are sufficiently robust to survive the rigors of drilling and numerous cycles of tightening and loosening at threads. Tool joints are usually made of steel that has been heat treated to a higher strength than the steel of the tube body.

The most cost-effective way to protect tool joints in drilling applications is to hardband them using Duraband® NC. Casing friendly Duraband®NC hardbanding will greatly reduce wear on the OD of the tool joint and can be easily re-applied without removal of existing hardbanding. (See Fearnley Procter NS-1™ Certifications or TH Hill Testing).

Contact Postle Industries Corporate Headquarters at (216) 265-9000 or your Local Hardbanding Solutions Technical Center for further details.



illustration of hardbanding on tool joints
What is Hardbanding? Hardbanding is a process in which a wear-resistant alloy is applied to the tool joints of drill pipe or drill collars to prolong the life of a drill string. Hardbanding is applied where rotational and axial friction associated with drilling and tripping create excessive abrasive wear between the drill string and the casing or between the drill string and rock. Hard alloy overlays are applied to the points of greatest contact. Usually, the hardbanding is applied to the tool joint as it is the widest part of the drill string and will make contact with the casing the most often.
Contact Postle Industries Corporate Headquarters at (216) 265-9000 or your Local Hardbanding Solutions Technical Center for further details.
Used Worldwide Hardbanding from Hardbanding Solutions is used by customers worldwide. Our Customer List includes companies such as Exxon, Shell, BP, Total, ENI, Hilong Group, Vietsovpetro and many more.