TRC Core Services

Failure Analysis

TRC offers detailed failure analysis of sucker rods, sucker rod couplings, sinker bars, pony rods, and polished rods. This service includes N.O.R.M. level measurement, sodium arsenite reagent iron sulfide detection test, injection molded guide removal, specimen sectioning and cleaning, high resolution conventional photography, optical and digital microscopic examination, fiberoptic high resolution digital microscopic photography, digital automated staging hardness test, and wet fluorescent magnetic particle examination. The process is performed by experienced specialists proficient in fracture mechanics utilizing state-of-the-art industrial laboratory equipment.

A confidential report will be prepared (printed and/or electronic media copy) encompassing ample text and photographical evidence to detail and illustrate all relevant observations, fracture analysis, and conclusions. The comprehensive report will include an overall synopsis as well as meticulous analysis of specimen break face features such as fatigue sector, tensile tear, shear tear(s), beach mark(s), and ratcheted crack shear wall mark(s) and pertinent specimen surface conditions such as corrosion pitting, wear, bending, mechanical damage, forging flaws, and bar rolling flaws.

To facilitate a complete systematic analysis process, please refer to the failure claim procedure for specifics of required specimen aspects.

For wells using TRC’s sucker rods, our Shear Tools should be run one or two rods above your pump to enable easy and efficient retrieval of your rods. The TRC Shear tools are made to separate at predetermined tensile loads, allowing the rods to be easily retrieved. The remaining rods and pump can be subsequently pulled from the well, ensuring the integrity of the rod string.

Fill out the form below to learn more about how TRC offers the industry’s most complete line of sucker rods and supporting equipment.

Predator Tools Gas Separator

TRC is an authorized distributor of Predator, the first 100% guaranteed downhole gas separator. The patented gas separator enables operators to increase production as a result of consistently higher pump fillage and less downtime. Predator gas separators utilize a multi-cylinder system designed for high-volume applications and are suitable for wells producing up to 2,000 BPD and 2Mcfd.


The Global Wellhead System Authority. TRC remains vigilant in our efforts to provide our customers with a one-stop-shop for products, services, and professional industry expertise related to their beam pumping systems. TRC has partnered with Wellhead Systems Inc. to distribute surface hookup equipment. WSI is the leading manufacturer in the industry for all ALS tree equipment. WSI specializes in high quality independent wellhead equipment per API 11-1W and API 5B, sizes 2-3/8” to 13-3/8”. A product unmatched. WSI uses high quality CNC machines to manufacture their parts in the USA and has a quality assurance program second to none. TRC and WSI support industry’s efforts to improve ESG ratings. Using WSI equipment can reduce your carbon footprint by 66% per well.

What is Remanufacturing?

When you pull your fiberglass rod string out of the well, send them to TRC where we will do a complete inspection of your rods and store them until they are ready to be put back into service.

TRC was granted a U.S. patent (US9840893) on our fiberglass inspection process.

Inspection Process

  • Deliveries are counted and assigned a work order number
  • Coupling removal
  • Cleaning of entire rod from pin end to pin end
  • Performing a thorough visual inspection of rod
  • Performing multiple pull tests to ensure rod will hold intended loads
  • Performing a wet magnetic particle inspection of the endfittings
  • Measuring and verifying dimensional tolerances
  • Gaging the endfitting threads
  • Thread lubricant applied and thread protectors installed
  • Coating the entire steel endfittings with corrosion inhibitor
  • Palletizing the fiberglass rods
  • Inspection report itemizing recoveries and rejects

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