Materion, a premier advanced materials solutions provider, will debut its new ToughMet 3 sucker rod couplings at this yearâ€™s SPE Annual Technical Conference Exhibition (ATCE) in Houston.
Materionâ€™s patent-pending ToughMet 3 couplings are designed to maximize production output and significantly reduce the costs of artificial lift operations when used in place of sucker rod couplings made of conventional materials.
ToughMet 3 couplings cut the frequency of sucker rod coupling and production tubing damage, the leading causes of well failure.
Made from a unique temper of copper-nickel-tin spinodal alloy engineered by Materion specifically for use in the oilfield, ToughMet 3 sucker rod couplings resist mechanical wear, thread damage, corrosion and erosion. They are non-galling to prevent damage to production tubing, and they retain their strength, even at elevated temperatures. This combination of attributes minimizes the frequency of workovers associated with couplings made of other materials.