TSC HDD Process: Heat Treatment
TSC HDD provides only quench and tempered (Q&T) HDD drill pipe. This process is entirely controlled through computerization to ensure uniformly controlled temperature throughout each furnace. The austenitize process heats every pipe tube, approximately 1600° F, to ensure a thorough heat soak. Then each individual joint enters the quench process to achieve a very rapid cooling, thereby, maximizing the formation of martensite. Each joint then goes for tempering at temperatures and time specifically designed to make TSC HDD’s drill pipe exceed the toughness properties while meeting all order requirements.