Heat Treated Tubing
Q2 Artificial Lift Services uses their patented Internal Induction Heat treating to harden J55 & L80 tubing and pup joints. It hardens only the ID of the tubular, leaving the remaining wall thickness unaﬀected. Other competing processes coat the tubing with:
- A hardening and/or corrosion resistant that can ﬂake, crack or wear oﬀ, exposing the tubing substrate and making it susceptible to localized corrosion.
- A plastc like material that reduces the ID of the tubular and therefore restricting the size of pump that can be ran. Risk of plastic wearing oﬀ and falling inside pump is also a problem.
Wear resistance – an ID case hardness level of 45‐ 50 HRC is achieved for J55 and penetrates the wall to a minimum depth of 0.010”. For L80 an ID case hardness level of 50‐55 HRC is achieved.
- Ductile and Tough – OD of tubing remains in its original state of 23 HRC, keeping the tube ﬂexible and strong
- Corrosion resistance – Because the wall of the tube is not hardened all the way through, it resists H2S embrittlement
- Reduce surface friction of ID of the tubing
- Reduce rig operational costs
Q2‐HTT is a simple, cost eﬀective product to minimize tubing failures. What it means to you is signiﬁcant savings from related work over costs. How many work overs are you doing in a year that is related to rod/tubing wear? 15% or 20% of the time?
Rig costs can easily be $10,000 per day. A work over to repair a tubing leak can be a 3 day job. If 15 out of 100 work overs are to ﬁx tubing leaks that equates to $450,000/year.