The harsh conditions in the oil and gas industry create a demand for durable products. Carbinite is an alloy coating that can be applied to most metals using a process called Electro Spark Deposition (ESD), yielding a true metallurgical bond. For Carbinite grades W through 3, the alloy is tungsten-carbide. For applications needing the more aggressive gripping power of our grade 4, a combination of stellite and carbide is used.

Carbinite increases the surface hardness of tooling material, up to 70Rc. In applications needed an increase in the coefficient of friction, Carbinite’s textured coating can be applied from 36 to 280 grit Emery equivalence. Carbinite will not chip, flake, or peel. Guaranteed. And can be reapplied with no additional build-up, extending the life of your tooling.

Static Gripping Jaws
Oil & Gas Tungsten Carbide Coating

Applications for Carbinite in the Oil & Gas Industry


Hydrostatic Testing Jaws

Hydrostatic testing is a standard evaluation procedure to ensure the integrity and tensile strength of pipes used in the oil and gas industry. Failure in the testing procedure can damage expensive pipes, endanger inspectors, or lead to inaccurate results.

Applying Carbinite to the hydrostatic testing jaws (sometimes called fingers, grippers, grips, or shoes) minimizes the possibility of the head or end caps sliding off the tube during high-pressure testing, causing damage to the seals. Carbinite has improved the grip of every brand of jaws to which it has been applied.

Carbinite can be reapplied with no additional build-up, extending the life of your testing jaws almost indefinitely.