• 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