WearSox® Thermal Spray Coating
WearSox® Thermal Spray is revolutionary technology to reduce costs and increase efficiency in the drilling process—all while providing centralization, stabilization and wear resistance to casing and other downhole tools. Developed in 2004, the patented WearSox® alloy has a proven track record of providing a better alternative with extraordinary performance for casing centralizers and stabilizers.
Through a twin wire arc thermal spray process, a thick, robust coating is created and used to build and form durable shapes directly onto metal, without affecting the metallurgy. WearSox® is applied at our facilities in Houston or Stavanger and put to work anywhere in the world.
Stronger Centralizer and Stabilizer Technology
Compared with metal downhole tools, WearSox® creates centralizers and stabilizers that are denser and stronger. They also facilitate a lower coefficient of friction on the casing that increases durability and results in an economical and cost-effective solution to deliver high-production rates.
Unlike other thermal sprays that are limited to very thin formations, WearSox® can be applied in deposits as thick as three inches. And by keeping the application temperature low, the integrity of the casing string is protected.
Thermal Spray Coating Applications
- Hard Facing