TRC Core Products

Sucker Rod Remanufacturing

When TRC was formed, our Board of Directors challenged our managers to redefine the sucker rod reclamation industry. They told us to find better methods and more reliable ways to inspect each rod; not for the purpose of increasing the reject rate, but to give our inspectors the confidence needed to do a proper inspection job. They wanted the old saying “when in doubt, kick it out” eliminated from our vocabulary.

Once the good sucker rods had been identified, they told us to find a way to decrease the residual stresses which had built up in the rod. The mission was to significantly increase the life of each rod that passed inspection. Before TRC entered the sucker rod reclamation business, the goal of the industry was to extend the useful life of a used sucker rod string by inspecting each rod to determine if it was fit for use. If not, the rod was eliminated from the string and the balance was re-run downhole. Over time, the reject rate climbed. It was not uncommon to see reject rates of 60% to 70%.

Through our proprietary shot peening recipe and other new innovative processes, TRC is continuously improving the life of sucker rods. Years of testing have proven that TRC’s remanufacturing processes extend the typical fatigue life of your rods by 50% to 100% by reducing the amount of residual stress in the rods. TRC’s historical, weighted average, recovery rate stands at 62%.

LEARN MORE ABOUT TRC SHOT PEENING PROCESS

• Re-engineered for the 21st Century
• Premium Sucker Rod Glides™
• Self Lubricating
• ARPMAX® 44X Polymer Technology
• Abrasion Resistant
• Hydrodynamic
• Zero Glass

What is Remanufacturing?

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"Remanufacturing is the process of returning a used product to at least its original performance with a warranty that is equivalent to or better than that of the newly manufactured product."

- The Centre for Remanufacturing & Reuse (CRR)

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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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.

Wellheads

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.

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

TRC’s Remanufacturing Process

While TRC was founded to inspect sucker rods, our continual innovations over the years, have led to our ability to remanufacture sucker rods.

Anyone can purchase and use shot peening equipment. However, the “recipe” is the critical element to achieve predictable and consistent, beneficial results. Through today, TRC’s recipe has continually evolved since 1974 when our founder invented the sucker rod inspection process. In 2016, we achieved a new milestone whereby our processes demonstrated in tests the repeated ability to increase a used sucker rod’s fatigue life to a level exceeding the fatigue life of newly manufactured sucker rods. These test results showed that, on average, a used sucker rod processed by TRC had a 50% increased fatigue life versus a new sucker rod that was shot peened by the original manufacturer!

TRC’s processes restore your sucker rods to a level that exceeds the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s performance specifications. And, they carry a 30-month warranty, exceeding the OEM’s original warranty.

Remanufactured VS Blem Sucker Rods

TRC Remanufactured:

A TRC #1 rod has no visible wear. It will have no cracks.  Pitting no greater than .020 in depth may be present.

‍Design & Application rated at 100% of a new sucker rod.

TRC #1 Blem Reconditioned Sucker Rod:

A TRC #1 Blem has visible wear not exceeding 20% of the cross-sectional area.  Pitting no greater than .040 in depth may be present. It will have no cracks.

Design & Application rated at 65% of a new sucker rod.

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