Hardfacing Increases Downhole Tool Life
Reamco's proven hardfacing processes ensure precision and increased downhole tool life.
Reamco Inc. provides multiple types of hardfacing to meet our customers' specific tool needs.
COMPOSITE TUNGSTEN CARBIDE ROD
Composite rod uses a non-ferrous matrix to suspend the carbide. It is the best known hardfacing and is used in formations soft to medium in hardness. It is best suited to welded blade stabilizers.
TCI (TUNGSTEN CARBIDE INSERTS)
TCI (Tungsten Carbide Inserts) is another hardfacing that lends itself to hard abrasive drilling. Although it is declining in use in some areas due to being replaced by superior hardfacings, Reamco still offers it.
Geothermal hardfacing uses tungsten carbide bricks that are brazed to the stabilizer blade and surrounded by tungsten impregnated composite rod, an excellent hardfacing for hard, abrasive drilling.
X-tra Life is Reamco's premier hardfacing, which suspends fine tungsten carbide pellets or crushed material in a hard, ferrous matrix. The matrix itself will attain a hardness of approximately 45 Rc and is completely saturated with carbide.
QuickTip uses tungsten carbide inserts. A majority of the blade surface is covered with tungsten carbide and sintered tungsten carbide is used as the wear medium. Large individual wear elements are used over an equivalent area of small grains providing a significant improvement in wear resistance. Durability is achieved by using hard and impact resistant tungsten carbide inserts, bonded using the high strength and resilient matrix bronze material. The QuickTip process is ideal for the application of metal cutting inserts to mills for finishing downhole remedial work.