Hardide coatings are used to protect, improve the performance and extend the life of components used throughout the oil and gas drilling and production processes, reducing downtime and costs in the most challenging of operating conditions.
From downhole and directional drilling tools that are subject to severe slurry and chemical erosion combined with abrasive wear to fine wire mesh filtration screens used for sand control, our coatings are helping the industry to explore and produce onshore and offshore for longer and with greater cost efficiency.
Hardide coatings are especially seal friendly and reduce the wear of counter-body materials thereby enhancing sealing performance and system efficiency even in high-pressure and high-temperature environments.
The coatings can be applied to internal bores and complex shapes and are approved and specified by major oilfield service companies on the internal diameters of a variety of nozzles, tubes, sleeves and bores used in oil and gas drilling and production.
Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) requires tools that can operate in extremely harsh environments with abrasive materials. Hardide coatings play a crucial role in optimising the performance and cost-effectiveness of fracking operations. They are in use on fracking seats in aggressive sand conditions to prevent wear of the seat which enables the ball to seal effectively against the seat enabling pressure to be built in that stage, as well as on plugs and stems for fracking valves.
Our coating technology reduces our customers’ carbon footprints by enabling extended drilling time, optimum part performance and less-frequent part replacement. They are environmentally safe and EU and UK REACH-compliant and are often used to replace HVOF, Hard Chrome plating and PVD coatings.