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About Postle

Postle Building

Postle Cleveland, our wire manufacturing and metallurgical R & D center

Hardbanding Solutions by Postle Industries
10 Reasons to Use Postle Industries as Your Hardbanding Partner

1. Over 50 Years of history developing hardfacing surface protection solutions
Postle Industries was founded in 1969 and has evolved from a local supplier of welding products to a worldwide leader in manufacturing high-performance metal surface protection solutions for the oil & gas industry as well as other commercial and industrial applications. We have succeeded by remaining dedicated to our customers and continually developing innovative solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of a demanding global market.

2. Progressive innovations in the protection of drill pipe and tubular assets

  • DurabandNC® - The first premium crack-free hardbanding product in the oil & gas industry
  • Our patented Coolbanding®, the only safe proven method to protect IPC during hardbanding reapplication
  • The first to develop a process for hardbanding work string tubing
  • The original and best process for restoring work string connections with Tubeweld 110
  • Development of Ultraband NM®, a patented hardbanding wire for non-mag drilling tools
  • 5 years of R&D before the launch of Spiralbanding®, our patented process for protecting the drill pipe body
  • Additional products and procedures for wear protection on downhole tools including drilling jars, reaming tools, and stabilizers
  • Design and manufacture of Skye Hardbanding Equipment, making application easier, more productive and more consistent

3. A complete welding and tribology lab for product innovation and quality control

The goal of hardbanding is to protect the casing and drill pipe tool joint. Postle's welding and metallurgical laboratory is furnished with all of the equipment necessary to evaluate and develop hardbanding products and procedures, including an in-plant hardbanding machine, metallography, chemical analysis and wear testing equipment. Postle's Research and Development department is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to create new products and technologies for surface protection, as well as maintaining the quality control of our existing products.

4. Experienced metallurgists for quality control and product development solutions Our experienced metallurgists are responsible for quality control and product development solutions.

Our team of metallurgists assist in testing, quality control, and other essential technical operations. In addition, our technical team works directly with our product management and sales engineers to design hardbanding solutions to satisfy the needs of our customers.

5. Level 2 and Level 3 pipe inspectors for training and quality assurance
One of Postle's greatest strengths is the qualifications of our applicator support personnel that are present in the field. Our field personnel possess the highest level of welding experience in the industry and work closely with applicators to insure everyone is using proper welding techniques and application procedures.

6. Applicator training and certification for application consistency and performance
Postle was the first supplier of hardbanding products to establish an Applicator Certification Program. Postle works closely with our certified applicators to make sure the proper training and welding practices are being utilized.

7. Network of 250 trained applicators worldwide
Throughout the world, Postle has developed relationships with highly qualified hardbanding applicators. Each applicator, prior to being authorized to apply our products, is screened for financial stability, safety performance, and proper equipment standards. Postle requires on- site training so that all applicators are well versed in the welding procedures.

8. Manufacturing capabilities for one source of responsibility for product consistency
Our manufacturing operations use proprietary processes and advanced technologies. We use the latest testing methods available to ensure that products meet or exceed customer expectations of performance, employing testing protocols in a precise and frequent manner to ensure consistently predictable results.

9. Financial 5A1 rating for financial stability
With a track record of fiscally conservative management since 1969, Postle routinely achieves Dun and Bradstreet's highest rating in our classification (5A1). We have no long-term debt and remain focused on a single core competency: Surface protection.

10. The most tested hardbanding product in the industry

  • Fearnley Procter NS-1TM approvals for initial application and the only product to have NS-1TM re-application certification over our products, as well as re-application over most competitive products without removal of existing hardbanding
  • Extensive TH Hill compatibility studies
  • Non-cracking formula
  • 100% Re-buildable
  • Extensive casing wear testing data
  • Proven record of multiple field re-applications, as well as re-applications over other hardbanding products.
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