• TCS 8000

    Our original, crack-free, casing friendly and field serviceable hardbanding.   In 2010, comparative testing sponsored by major operators proved that no other material is more casing friendly than TCS™8000.   Capable of unlimited field reapplications over all TCS Products and other approved hardbands, TCS™8000 is a proven performer for the past 13 years.
    Description

    Our original, crack-free, casing friendly and field serviceable hardbanding.  In 2010, comparative testing sponsored by major operators proved that no other material is more casing friendly than TCS™8000.  Capable of unlimited field reapplications over all TCS Products and other approved hardbands, TCS™8000 is a proven performer for the past 13 years.

    Tuboscope’s TCS 8000 is a highly refined premium grade overlay chrome alloy for tool joints and hardbanding applications. The addition of nickel, vanadium and molybdenum offers enhanced resistance to abrasion, corrosion, impact and wear.

    TCS 8000 is manufactured as a self-shielding 3/32-inch (2.4mm) flux-cored, open wire arc. It’s designed for good all-around performance and maximum casing protection.

    Features/Benefits

    • Extremely smooth overlay as deposited
    • Very dense and uniform grain structure
    • Tolerant to variations in pre- and post-temperatures
    • Flux residues are minimal and self-releasing
    • >56 Rc (undiluted weld metal hardness)
    • Can be applied over itself
    • Can be resurfaced multiple times
    • Impact resistant
    • Corrosion resistant
    • No shielding gas required
    • Will withstand MPI inspection virtually crack free