Stoody Introduces Hardfacing and Hardbanding Wires For Oil & Gas Exploration, Transportation and Refining Applications

Stoody end-user focus results in development of wires to meet specific challenges of erosion, corrosion and needs of the oil and natural gas industries.

StoodyVictor Technologies brand, has developed a series of wires to support end-users engaged in oil and natural gas exploration, transportation and processing applications in the U.S. and Canada. These wires extend wire life and support greater productivity when hardfacing and hardbanding (view video).

Drilling (Exploration) ApplicationsStoody Introduces Hardfacing and Hardbanding Wires  For Oil & Gas Exploration, Transportation and Refining Applications

Stoody HB-62 (62 Rockwell C hardness) and Stoody HB-56 (56 Rockwell C hardness) now have Fearnley Procter NS-1ä certification. The company has also developed Stoody HB-Ti for titanium alloys. Stoody developed HB-62 in conjunction with a hard banding company and Pipe clad with this wire went from drilling two holes to six holes before needing resurfacing, a 300% improvement. The Fearnley Procter NS accreditation program provides oilfield equipment and service companies with an industry-recognized approval program that supplements the requirements of American Petroleum Institute standards and demonstrates superior quality management and performance to offshore and onshore operators.

ThermaClad 104TJ is a submerged arc wire intended for the multiple layer buildup and repair of worn tool joints. Weld deposits are crack free, can be machined with high-speed tools, carbide tools and can be flame cut. ThermaClad 104TJ has excellent resistance to impact and plastic deformation.

Pipeline Transportation

StoodCorTM 136 was designed specifically for applications where erosion and corrosion are of equal concern. Through Stoody’s membership in industry organizations, working directly with end-users in the Canadian oil sands,  Stoody developed a complex carbide alloy that outperforms typical nickel based tungsten carbide wires in slurry jet erosion testing for a fraction of the price. StoodCor 136 is ideally suited for ID cladding on pipe, pipe elbows or plate subjected to a combination of abrasive wear and corrosion.

Processing & Storage

Stoody has developed a nickel-based family of flux cored wires designed to weld Inconel and similar alloys* used to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanks and flue gas desulphurization units (FGDs).

*INCONEL® is a registered trademark of the INCO family of companies.

These all-position nickel-based flux cored wires deposit 10 to 15 lbs. of weld metal per hour, which is approximately three to five times the production rate of stick welding. When considering products used for joining or cladding, this family of all-position wires includes:

  • Stoody 625-T1 (AWS: ENiCrMo3T1-1/-4)
  • Stoody 625LI-T1 (AWS:  ENiCrMo3T1-1/-4)
  • Stoody 82-T1 (AWS: ENiCr3T1-1/4)
  • Stoody 182-T1 (AWS:  ENiCrFe3T1-1/-4)
  • Stoody A-T1 (AWS:  ENiCrFe2T1-1/-4)
  • Stoody C276-T1 (AWS: ENiCrMo4T1-1/-4)
  • Stoody 622-T1 (AWS ENiCrMo10-1/-4)

Stoody nickel-based fluxed cored wires offer the robustness of manual process stick electrodes with the higher productivity rates associated with semi-automatic welding.