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DRILCO Hardbanding Services

Extend tubular life at the shop or at the rig site

Extend tubular life at the shop or at the rig site

For more than 60 years, DRILCO has provided high-quality hardbanding materials to extend tubular life for drilling operations around the world—from a DRILCO service facility or a mobile unit.

Mobile hardbanding units provide timely, cost-effective maintenance for tubulars without shipping costs to and from a service center or the loss of use of the tubulars during those shipping times. Using state-of-the-art portable equipment, fully trained and qualified DRILCO personal provide onsite application of hardbanding for drill collars, drillpipe, and heavyweight drillpipe, including Hevi-Wate drillpipe.

Premium hardbanding wires, including Defender premium hardbanding wires, are available for maximum protection. Defender wires and other industry-recognized hardbanding wires are designed for both openhole and casing-friendly applications to increase tubular durability and to maximize wear resistance on drill collars, drillpipe, and heavyweight drillpipe.

Hardbanding Services mobile hardbanding unit
Hardbanding Services mobile hardbanding unit

Portable hardbanding units and technicians come to you

Mobile hardbanding systems eliminate the freight costs and time associated with transporting tubular products from remote jobs or permanent facilities to a maintenance center. DRILCO’s portable hardbanding units and technicians have the capability to apply the same hardbanding wires that were applied during manufacturing as well as to apply other compatible wires that have increased performance and abrasion resistance. These premium wires include Defender premium hardbanding wires as well as other industry-recognized hardbanding wires. This is accomplished using the manufacturers’ recommended hardbanding parameters, including proper preheat and post weld conditions.

Defender premium hardbanding wires
Defender wires provide hardbanding solutions for both openhole and cased hole drilling. Designed and manufactured using the highest grade of raw materials, they can be applied over previous DRILCO applications as well as other hardbands.
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  • Premium hardbanding wires for both casing-friendly and openhole applications
  • Superior abrasion and wear protection that extends drilling tubular life
  • Advanced portable equipment that enables high-quality application of hardbanding materials
  • Highly automated hardbanding unit that enables precise repeatable hardband applications
  • Fully trained, qualified personnel to ensure quality-controlled applications
  • Operation centers around the world that provide 24-hour mobile hardbanding services
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