Wear Protection

Abrasive Wear Protection

Service Center facilities across the region are geared to provide hard banding and wear protection, specializing in the use of abrasive and non-abrasive materials, to guarantee a high quality, long lasting application.


  • Plasma Transferred Arc Technologies (PTA)
  • Diamond Insert Technology
  • Hard Banding Products - Castolin/Arnco/Duraband /Armacor/Welding Alloys
  • Standard Tungsten Carbide

The listed materials are the most common products applied across a wide variety of tools. If a customer has special requirements we would be happy to service those needs. The application of gauge protection, which is most common on drill pipe and heavyweight drill pipe, is also applied to drill collars. Other tools, such as reamers, hole openers, wear subs and stabilizers, can also benefit from having gauge protection applied that will combat premature wear from extremely abrasive drilling conditions.

Tool to consider for wear protection

  • Drill Pipe
  • Drill Collars
  • HWDP
  • Reamers
  • Hole Openers
  • Stabilizers