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Hardband Usage Calculator
 US
 Metric
Choose Hardband Thickness
 3/32" Hardband Thickness
 1/8" Hardband Thickness
Select Tool Joint Diameter
Select Hardband Width
Number of Tool Joints

Pounds of Hardband Needed

POSTALLOY® Hardband comes standard in 50 lb. (22.7kg) coils. Contact Us for custom packaging options.
Hardband Usage Chart: US Units 3/32″ Thickness
To calculate larger or smaller hardband widths multiply or divide by 2. E.g.: to calculate the number of pounds required for a 10” hardband width simply multiply the number of pounds required for a 5” hardband width by 2.
Pounds of Hardbanding Required for Each Tool Joint at 3/32" Thickness
Tool Joint
Diameter 
Inches
*Hardband Width in Inches
11.522.533.545678910
20.210.310.40.50.590.690.780.971.161.351.541.731.92
2.3750.250.360.480.590.70.810.921.151.371.61.822.042.27
2.8750.30.440.570.710.840.981.111.381.651.922.192.462.73
3.1250.330.470.620.770.911.061.21.51.792.082.372.672.96
40.420.60.790.981.161.351.531.92.282.653.023.393.76
50.520.750.981.211.441.681.912.372.833.293.764.224.68
60.620.91.181.451.7322.282.833.393.944.495.055.6
70.721.051.371.692.012.332.663.33.944.595.235.876.52
80.831.191.561.932.32.663.033.764.55.235.976.77.44
90.931.341.752.172.582.993.44.235.055.886.77.538.36
101.031.491.952.42.863.323.784.695.616.537.448.369.27
Hardband Usage Chart: US Units 1/8″ Thickness
To calculate larger or smaller hardband widths multiply or divide by 2. E.g.: to calculate the number of pounds required for a 10” hardband width simply multiply the number of pounds required for a 5” hardband width by 2.
Pounds of Hardbanding Required for Each Tool Joint at 1/8" Thickness
Tool Joint
Diameter 
Inches
*Hardband Width in Inches
11.522.533.545678910
20.290.420.550.670.800.931.061.321.571.832.092.352.60
2.3750.340.490.640.790.951.101.251.551.852.162.462.763.06
2.8750.410.590.770.951.131.321.501.862.222.592.953.313.68
3.1250.440.640.841.031.231.431.622.022.412.803.193.593.98
40.560.811.061.311.561.812.062.563.063.564.064.555.05
50.701.011.321.631.942.252.563.183.804.425.045.666.28
60.831.201.571.952.322.693.063.804.545.286.026.767.50
70.971.401.832.262.693.133.564.425.286.147.007.878.73
81.111.602.092.583.073.564.065.046.027.007.998.979.95
91.241.792.352.903.454.004.555.666.767.878.9710.0711.18
101.381.992.603.223.834.445.056.287.508.739.9511.1812.40
*Hardband widths are nominal and take into account the extra material used when overlapping the welding beads as specified in the Postle Industries Technical Manual.
Choose Hardband Thickness
 2.4mm Hardband Thickness
 3.2mm Hardband Thickness
Select Metric Joint Diameter
Select Hardband Width
Number of Tool Joints

Kilograms of Hardband Needed

POSTALLOY® Hardband comes standard in 22.7kg (50lb.) coils. Contact Us for custom packaging options.
Hardband Usage Chart: Metric Units 2.4mm Thickness
To calculate larger or smaller hardband widths multiply or divide by 2. E.g.: to calculate the number of kilograms required for a 300mm hardband width simply multiply the number of kilograms required for a 150mm hardband width by 2.
Kilograms of Hardbanding Required for Each Tool Joint at 2.4mm Thickness
Tool Joint
Diameter 
mm
*Hardband Width in Milimeters
253851647689102127152178203229254
510.100.140.180.230.270.310.360.440.530.610.700.790.87
600.110.170.220.270.320.370.420.520.620.720.830.931.03
730.140.200.260.320.380.440.500.630.750.870.991.121.24
790.150.220.280.350.410.480.550.680.810.941.081.211.34
1020.190.270.360.440.530.610.700.861.031.201.371.541.71
1270.240.340.450.550.660.760.871.081.281.491.701.912.12
1520.280.410.530.660.780.911.041.291.541.792.042.292.54
1780.330.470.620.770.911.061.201.501.792.082.372.662.96
2030.370.540.710.871.041.211.371.712.042.372.713.043.37
2290.420.610.800.981.171.361.541.922.292.673.043.423.79
2540.470.680.881.091.301.511.712.132.552.963.383.794.21
Hardband Usage Chart: Metric Units 3.2mm Thickness
To calculate larger or smaller hardband widths multiply or divide by 2. E.g.: to calculate the number of kilograms required for a 300mm hardband width simply multiply the number of kilograms required for a 150mm hardband width by 2.
Kilograms of Hardbanding Required for Each Tool Joint at 3.2mm Thickness
Tool Joint
Diameter 
mm
*Hardband Width in Milimeters
253851647689102127152178203229254
510.130.190.250.310.360.420.480.600.710.830.951.061.18
600.150.220.290.360.430.500.570.700.840.981.111.251.39
730.190.270.350.440.510.600.680.841.011.171.341.501.67
790.200.290.380.470.560.650.740.911.091.271.451.631.81
1020.250.370.480.600.710.820.931.161.391.611.842.072.29
1270.320.460.600.740.881.021.161.441.722.002.292.572.85
1520.380.550.710.891.051.221.391.722.062.402.733.073.40
1780.440.640.831.031.221.421.612.002.402.793.183.573.96
2030.500.720.951.181.391.621.842.292.733.183.624.074.51
2290.560.811.061.321.561.822.072.573.073.574.074.575.07
2540.630.901.181.471.742.012.292.853.403.964.515.075.63
*Hardband widths are nominal and take into account the extra material used when overlapping the welding beads as specified in the Postle Industries Technical Manual.
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