Hardbanding is the process of depositing hardfacing alloys in the form of wear-resistant bands to protect both casing and the drill string from abrasive wear. Hardbanding is generally applied to the box end of the drill pipe joint using MIG welding process allowing the hardbanding alloy to be bonded with the existing steel of the drill pipe. Drilling components commonly hardbanded include:
- Drill Pipe
- Drill Pipe
- HWDP (Heavy Weight Drill Pipe)
- Drill Collars
- Tool Joints
Sharpe’s facility locations of Roma and Chinchilla and our close proximity to the Surat and Cooper Basins allow us to promptly and efficiently service clients requiring hardbanding services in the region. Sharpe’s Hardbanding service offers drilling contractors, operators and drill pipe rental companies a cost competitive means of protecting and reducing wear on casing and the drill string by increasing the life of the drill string. Sharpe also offer pipe-straightening services as a complimentary service to the hardbanding of tubulars.
Sharpe’s hardbanding units are fully mobile meaning we can set-up the unit at the rig site allowing our clients to save on costly freight/ logistics of tubulars. Our operators are suitably trained and qualified and have completed rig site inductions for many of the operating companies working in close proximity to Roma, QLD.
Advantages of utilising Sharpe for hardbanding services include:
- Cost & time competitive mobilisation fees (Ex. Roma)
- Mobile units enable pipes to remain on rig site
- Quality casing saver type hard banding eliminates casing wear
- Customer choice of hard banding consumable
Sharpe is an approved applicator of the following Hardbanding protection coating: