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NOV 2018

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MODERN EQUIPMENT REVIEW MMS NOVEMBER 2018 136 Magnetite Finishing Solution for Oil and Gas Applications Birchwood Technologies' Tru Temp low-temperature black oxide process protects against corrosion and pro- vides break-in lubricity while resisting galling. Designed for the manufacturing of oil and gas drilling components, it forms a satin black magnetite finish that protects critical surfaces in storage, shipment and startup. Taking 30 minutes to apply, it is designed for machined com- ponents including downhole parts, sucker rods, valves, mandrels, collars, valve seats and pistons. The finish is Mil Spec- and RoHS-compliant, with- standing as much as 100-150 hours of neutral salt spray or several hundred hours of humidity. The finish is 0.5 micron thick and has no effect on material hard- ness or load-bearing properties. Its crystaline structure enables it to effectively hold a rust inhibitor and serves as a sacrificial barrier to provide break-in lubricity and galling resistance. Critical parts can be protected for storage or overseas shipment. The process can be installed in any plant setting without endangering personnel or surrounding equip- ment, the company says. The operating solutions contain no EPA-regulated chemicals, and process rinse waters are normally sent to the sewer as nonhazardous discharge. Most process lines do not require waste treatment equipment. In areas with restricted water or sewer availability, the process can be configured to utilize the Near-Zero water recycler to reduce process water consumption by as much as 90 percent. This benefit simplifies installa- tion and enables the line to operate with very low water usage. The Tru Temp process is available in any size to fit part size and production volume. | Birchwood Technologies | 800-328-6156 Thank you for visiting our booth at IMTS 2018

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