Oil & Gas
Proven success and ready to meet future material demands
NanoSteel’s nano-structured steel alloys for applications as metallic coatings have a proven track record of commercial success in oil & gas. The company’s first product for the oil and gas industry, Platinum™ HB, was engineered by NanoSteel for Grant Prideco (now NOV/Grant Prideco). It was introduced in 2005 and became the industry’s first casing-friendly hardband material that delivered high radial wear resistance on drill pipe tool joints. Rebranded as Guardian® HB by NanoSteel in 2010, the material has been applied worldwide to more than 1,000 miles of drill pipe.
In 2011, NanoSteel introduced Guardian® CF as a next-generation, crack-free material with improved casing wear protection and high radial wear resistance. In Asia and the Americas, Guardian® CF has demonstrated a 300% lifetime improvement over competing casing-friendly materials.
In July 2014, NanoSteel granted an exclusive worldwide license of its metallic coatings portfolio to Lincoln Electric.
New developments in Engineered Powders are currently underway – from shot peening of critical drilling components to extend part life, to additive manufactured wear parts.