As with other OCTGs (oil country tubular goods), the experts at Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies know that sucker rods can also become damaged during storage and transport without the handy use of sucker rod caps and plugs. These rods are often stored for quite a while between uses, and damage prevention is of paramount importance. When producers reduce waste, they save money. It makes sense to consider all options for damage prevention, and that’s where Essentra’s sucker rod caps and plugs come in.
Simple Use Lowers Labor Costs
Producers must consider labor costs when choosing oil country tubular goods, and minimizing the time needed for installation and removal is a vital step in reducing these costs. Sucker rod plugs from Essentra are built for dependability and easy use; they can be installed or removed with the simplest tools. When workers spend less time finding specialized tools, the operation is streamlined and the producer increases their bottom line.
Size and Material Options
Oil and gas production sites use rods in varying sizes, and Essentra’s components are made to fit the complete range of rods. Sizes usually range from 5/8” to 1 1/8”, and the company can provide sucker rod plugs and caps for a variety of applications. These caps use LDPE (low density polyethylene) that’s specifically designed to work with the most commonly used sucker rods. Below is a brief outline of their features and benefits.
- Non-threaded for easy installation onto sucker rod pins
- The hexagonal heads allow for easy removal with common oilfield tools
- Standard sizes: 5/8”, ¾”, 7/8”, 1”, and 1 1/8”
These plugs are not only easy to use, they’re great for protecting coupling ends from the damaging effects of debris, corrosion, storage, and shipping. It’s always best to contact us first to find out about color customization and pricing, or to place an order for pipe protection products.
Leading the Industry and Protecting Producers’ Investments
We’re considered the leader in oilfield thread and pipe protectors here at Essentra, and we do not take this lightly. Our innovative, high-quality products will protect sucker rods and ensure their long-term functionality. Along with our wide selection of custom and API-certified thread protectors, Essentra’s sucker rod plugs and caps continue to meet onshore producers’ equipment protection needs.
Save Money with Pipe and Rod Protection Products
Rather than seeing sucker rod caps and plugs as an added and unnecessary expense, many oil and gas producers see them as an insurance policy against damage. The costs involved in rod thread damage can be very high, as these rods have to be discarded or repaired before further use, which can hold up production. However, when rod caps and plugs are used, the likelihood of serious thread damage is close to zero, and producers see almost no damage-related losses.
In the oil and gas industries, time is always of the essence, and producers find it easier to stick to a schedule when they’re not delayed by material damage. For specific products from Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies, request a quote now, browse our products, or call us for information on our full range of OCTG products at 877-276-9208.