New Rod Inspection
Our customers who have made the decision to inspect their new sucker rods have told us that their decision to inspect was based upon their own experience with new rod failures. Historically, after inspecting their new rods, they were shocked to find that their reject rate ranged between 2% and 12%. Typically, every string of new rods that are inspected will have rejects, with some strings having over a 20% reject rate.
In addition to culling reject rods in a new string of sucker rods, our inspection process will reduce the residual stress 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. This will give you the option of purchasing a less expensive rod that will perform as good as its more expensive counterparts that have not been shot peened.
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 form is verified with API P-6, P-8, B-2, and B-6 gages. Body straightness is verified with total indicated runout measurement.
Before you purchase your next string of new sucker rods, contact us for a personal consultation.
TRC Services, INC.
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