Capabilities

Capabilities

Capabilities that Deliver a Competitive Advantage

The wide range of technology capabilities offered at our R&D Center, supported by the deep experience of our experts, provides customers with a competitive advantage.

Metallurgical Services
Our metallurgical experts can examine metallic materials to perform failure investigations, detect surface and internal flaws and determine the cause for such defects. In addition, they can conduct microstructural evaluation, assess heat treatments and assure conformance to required specifications.

TEST

SPEC

Microstructure

ASTM E3, E407, E1268, E562


Cleanliness

ASTM E45

Method A, B, or C

 

Method D

 

Grain Size

ASTM E112, E930, E1181

Comparison Method

 

Intercept Method (5 Fields)

 

McQuaid Ehn

 


SEM

ASM Vol II

EDS

ASTM E1508

EBSD

 

Macro Etching

ASTM E340


Optical Emission Spectroscopy OES

 

Low Alloy Steel

ASTM E415


Failure Analysis

 

Metallurgical Services

Heat Treatment
Heat treating processes, such as annealing, normalizing, hardening and tempering are used to alter the microstructure and control the mechanical properties of materials so they can function effectively under specific operating conditions. At our R&D Center, we perform heat treatments on test samples with all testing services verified to customer specifications.

TEST

SPEC

Normalizing

Per customer requirements


Tempering Particle

 


Austenizing

 


Jominy

ASTM A255

Heat Treatment

Metrology
At the Center’s dedicated metrology services lab, we offer fast and affordable dimensional inspection and verification services to ensure compliance with design specifications and verify dimensional accuracy. Our team of technicians has extensive experience in gauge setup, gauging and dimensional inspection, including that of threaded products.

TEST

SPEC

Thread Gauging

API RP 5B

API 5B1

 

Premium Connection

 

Semi Premium

 

Dimensional Gauging

API RP 5B


Optical Comparator

API RP 5B


Coating Thickness

API RP 5B


Gauge Rental

 

Metrology

Connection Testing Lab
We perform connection testing to assess a premium connection’s sealability and galling resistance. Our connections experts can test connections per ISO 13679:2011/API 5C5:2014 and ISO PAS 12835 (for thermal wells).

TEST

SPEC

Testing Casing & Tubing Connections

ISO 13679

CAL I

API 5C5

CAL II

 

CAL III

 

CAL IV A. Ext Press

 

B. Bending

 

C. Thermal Cycles

 

SAGD Testing

ISO 12835/TWCCEP

Application Severity Level

 


Make & Break

 

Horizontal only up to 17.9”

ISO 13679, API 5C5


Collapse

API TR 5C3


Machining

 
Connection Testing Lab