Historically, our reject rate for new sucker rods has ranged between 2% and 12%.
New rods are measured with calibrated precision instruments to ensure conformance to all API Spec 11B specified dimensional tolerances, as well as detection of rejectable process-of-manufacture conditions such as forging flaws, machining flaws, thread rolling flaws, and bar rolling flaws. Pin and coupling thread forms are verified with API P-6, P-8, B-2, and B-6 gages. Body straightness is verified with total indicator runout (TIR) measurement.
In addition to identifying reject rods in a new string, our inspection process will reduce the residual stresses in your rods which resulted from the manufacturing process, and we will improve the corrosion resistance of your rod. Through our shot peening process, we will increase the case hardness by the pre-stress compression applied at the surface of your rod.
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.
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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.
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.
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