Tungsten carbide granule/grits are widely used in various industrial applications where a high level of abrasion and corrosion if predicted within the work environments like in the oil industry. The granule size can be altered to achieve the desired levels of impact. The method of hardfacing involves the applying of a tougher and harder metal like tungsten carbide to a base metal. This creates stronger tungsten carbide granule for usage in oil industries and other sectors where high protection against wear and abrasion is required.
The traditional process of making tungsten carbide granule involves the crushing of larger compositions of tungsten carbide. The same however resulted in sharp faceted, irregular shaped particles without the much-needed wear resistance. The irregular shapes often succumbed to high pressure and wear conditions which made them a poor choice for oil industries.
The modern process, however, relies on preparing tungsten carbide powder with which different shapes like spheres, cylinders, ovoids, etc are created using a suitable organic binder for use in tough work environments. These so formed tungsten carbide granule provide high strength and wear resistance making it suitable for working in the oil industry.
Tungsten carbide granule usage in oil industry comes from the multiple incomparable features of the same. Following are some key features that make it a great material of choice within the oil industry:
• Hardness, toughness
• High abrasion resistance
• High-temperature resistance
• Extra protective layers
• High purity
• Increased efficiency
• Low crushing rate
Tungsten carbide granule have a wide application ranging from use in grinders, agricultural industry, use in wear parts and plow attachments, etc. The usage of tungsten carbide granule in the oil industry in applications like hardbanding, drill pipes, drill collars, pup joints, etc is well noted. WEISON is the leading manufacturer and supplier of tungsten carbide granule around the globe.