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How to Effectively Stabilize Your Tubular Goods

As most Operations Managers know, protecting equipment means protecting the company as a whole. There’s a direct cost associated with the entire process of purchasing, transporting, and utilizing tubular goods. Consequently, companies quickly learn how costly this can be when they don’t take proper precautions and safeguard oilfield equipment.

The Challenge of Keeping Tubular Goods Stable

In particular, companies also understand that there are unique challenges that come with transporting pipe. Because of their variable sizes, lengths, and weights, OCTG must remain stable and in place during transportation and storage. Not only that, but companies don’t want their pipelines, end connectors, or threads to suffer damage or corrosion. However, operations are at risk when they don’t utilize protective products to stabilize and separate tubular goods. This risk also includes other vital types of oilfield equipment as well.

So, how can producing companies effectively overcome such challenges? They can look to two of the industry’s most efficient tools for pipe stabilization and separation. When you need to secure tubulars during transportation and storage, you should always consider applying bumper rings and pipe chocks.

Ergonomic Bumper Rings

Bumper rings are high-quality impact-resistant bands that encircle pipes during transport, storage, and processing. They’re made with impact-resistant compounds like EVA and polyethylene. These strong rings protect pipes from impact damage and help maintain space between pipes to avoid serious bumping and contact. In other words, this “bumper” of space prevents tubular goods from frictional damage and keeps them stable at all times.

Stabilizing Pipe Chocks

Pipe chocks keep piping stable in another unique way. During pipe transportation and storage, pipe chocks act as a stabilizing wedge that prevents tubular piping from rolling or shifting. Suppliers make high-quality pipe chocks from heavy-duty plastics like melded HPDE resin, or from steel for heavier pipe loads.

Though they can be small in size, they perform a big job in stabilizing tubular goods of various sizes. Chocks are adept at preventing pipes covered with residual oil or water from slipping. Overall, pipe chocks are extremely useful because they’re easy to apply, making for efficient stabilization without compromising load-safety.

Benefits of Pipe Chocks and Bumper Rings

While both methods of pipe protection have obvious safety and cost management benefits, each type also has unique perks. For example, both tools are made from recyclable materials, which deems them eco-friendly for the environment. In addition, when companies utilize pipe chocks and bumper rings in combination, they ultimately protect their investment and operations. Both stabilizing tools make operations effective and efficient. Ultimately, managers are better able to track stock and keep warehouses clutter-free.

Whether you’re transporting hundreds of tubular goods, or thousands, stabilization and separation tools can make the job much safer and easier. Bumper rings and pipe chocks are perfect for holding oilfield equipment in place and/or keeping them from colliding into each other.

Protect & Stabilize Your Investments the Right Way

Manufacturing companies like Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies truly understand your pipe protection needs. Our goal is to always supply top-quality products to meet operational needs no matter how large or small. When companies are able to stabilize tubular goods during transport and storage, they’re assured that their pipes are damage-free and ready for use when they need them.

Learn more about our pipe protection products, and how we can help you deliver all day, every day. Connect with Essentra today toll-free at 1-877-276-9208, or request a quote now.

Protection for OCTG During Harsh Canadian Winters

Whether a company is actively using tubulars, transporting them, or storing them, they must always handle these assets carefully. This is especially the case during harsh weather. The below-freezing temperatures that characterize US Northern states and Canadian winters can pose various threats to oilfield equipment. Particularly when companies do not properly store and protect their OCTG when the temperatures drastically decrease.

Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies offers a number of high-quality products specially designed to help protect OCTG during the winter. In turn, operating companies can remain assured that their equipment is in good condition and ready to use anytime.

Protecting Pipe During Storage

During drilling operations, companies require large quantities of tubulars and other oilfield equipment to maintain operations during a set timeframe. Likewise, they have to abide by a standard of storing and protecting the OCTG that they aren’t immediately using. Added to protecting pipe with thread protectors, pipe caps, and/or pipe plugs, operators must also consider protective storage equipment.

Essentra’s pipe chocks, bumper rings, and packaging frames offer supreme levels of pipe protection during storage. Items like these help to keep pipe separated and stable during storage.  When you keep your tubulars spaced properly, you also ensure that moisture stays out, which helps to prevent corrosion. When maintaining the integrity of your tubulars is of utmost importance, environmental protection must be applied.

Thread Protectors

MaxX® thread protectors are an excellent option for protecting pipe threads during the winter months. These protectors feature an all-plastic design compliant with API 5CT, Annex I, 10th edition specs. In addition to the vast amounts of impact scenarios that MaxX protects against, it’s most suitable for Canadian environments. For instance, it can withstand extreme temperatures of -50°F. Therefore, they’re ideal for long-term storage in extremely cold environments.

Sucker Rod Caps and Plugs

Quality manufacturers design sucker rod caps and plugs to protect sucker rod pin ends and coupling ends. Cap and/or plug protection is highly effective for when sucker rods are stored and/or transported. These non-threaded protectors are easy to apply, and feature a hex-head design or pull tab for quick and convenient removal. Both types provide OCTG sucker rod protection from corrosion and are available in various standard sizes suitable to your needs.

Pipe Packaging Frames

Pipe packaging frames make it possible to safely and securely store drill pipe, tubing, and casing. Essentra’s Raptor Pipe Packaging Frames™ are made from high-density polyethylene and will properly fit various OCTG sizes. Companies are able to use four pipe packaging frames to secure each pipe bundle. One of the best investments a company can make is in quality packaging frames because they last for many years. Furthermore, this makes them the perfect economical option for storing pipes throughout the winter months and the entire year.

Essentra Helps You Prepare for Winter Operations

Whether your company is transporting or storing OCTG, the right kind of protection is critical to maintaining their integrity. This is especially the case when extreme weather is a guarantee. Essentra offers a broad range of superior products designed to protect OCTG under every circumstance.

If your company is operating in the US, Canada, or anywhere else in the world, we’re everywhere you are waiting to help you deliver.  If you need to prepare for winter operations, contact Essentra online. Or call us for orders and information at 1-877-276-9208.

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Beneficial Features of Quality Pipe Protection Products

Companies should always take care in selecting pipe protection products that safeguard their pipes, while also saving money over time. Before your company invests in products, there are a few features you’ll want to consider. Continue reading to learn 4 beneficial features to look for in quality pipe protection, according to Essentra.

1. Durability Against Impact

When you move pipes from one location to another, regardless of the distance, there’s always a possibility of pipe collision. Whether pipes bump other pipes or objects, pipe protection manufacturers design thread protectors to reduce the effects of the impact. Unfortunately, not all protection products are created equal. If the product is not durable enough to withstand high levels of force, your pipes could still succumb to damage. High-quality durable products, like those from Essentra, can handle any type of impact and protect the integrity of your assets.

2. Ease of Use

Your pipe protection equipment shouldn’t be difficult to install or dismantle. Though thread protectors should be as secure as possible when they’re installed on the pipe, you shouldn’t expect challenges when you need to dismantle them before using your equipment. Properly manufactured thread protection should be both easy to install and equally easy to remove. While some operations do this process by hand, many others simplify the process by using customized installation tools. Check out the video below on Essentra’s installation tools.

3. Highest Quality Materials

Most companies can purchase products for a variety of different applications. As you may know, the most common applications include protecting pipe threads, connecting pipe, pipe transport, and storage. Even if your company needs pipe protectors for a small operation, or over a short period of time, protectors should have quality assurance. Top manufacturers will always ensure that their protectors are made from the highest quality materials and standards. They understand that exceptional protection means their products will be able to withstand various climates, environmental conditions, and various impacts. Quality materials, along with robust processing, help ensure the most effective performance of your thread protectors. At the same time, they provide the most protection for your pipe.

4. Ready for Any Application

When you’re ready to choose a provider for pipe protection products, it’s important to look into product quality as well as availability. At Essentra, we understand that your operations require different products at different times. This is why we design a variety of products to suit various needs and make them available in all standard sizes, and even custom sizes when necessary. We want to ensure that you’re able to find the exact level of protection equipment suitable for the job.

Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies is happy to serve as a leading producer of pipe protection products. We focus on creating cost-effective, high-quality protection products that are ISO certified and include the quality features your company needs. Contact us toll-free at 1-877-276-9208 for orders and information. We’re committed to helping you deliver all day, every day.

Oil Rig Offshore Drilling

Offshore Oil Rig Drilling: Still on the Rise in the US

Oil is still making the world go round and oil rigs are that vital engine source that keeps it turning. No country knows this better than the United States. We’re operating full steam ahead to ensure traction for future production and sustainability. So much so, that this year, we’ve seen the number of offshore oil rig production in the US increase substantially. Fortunately, producers are expecting this will lead to a nice and much-needed boost in our economy. The following article from Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies discusses what’s actually happening with this steady rise in offshore exploration.

Why is Production Increasing?

In general, the world increases in population every single day. In fact, over 200,000 births are taking place around the world each day, and more people require more energy. Producers and economists are already speculating and preparing for this increase in global demands for energy.

Since the shale gas boom at the turn of the century, companies have traditionally concentrated on land rig productions. However, offshore oil rigs have much larger deposits of natural resources, and companies have now been cleared to increase exploration. Producers are looking to expand offshore rig exploration as a viable solution to future energy demands on a global scale.

What is the Potential for this Increase?

Currently, there’s an underinvestment in new oil supply. Yet, as prices slowly rise, the more access we have to our offshore resources, which eventually equates to increased demand. The US is pushing for more offshore oil rigs to help with the growth of oil export. US economists and our government believe this could help better position us in the playing-field for producing more oil to export. With this increase in production, there is great potential for boosting the US economy as a result.

The government has been planning to open nearly 25 offshore regions for drilling exploration where significant resources are available. As producers open these regions, the US can start benefiting from increased global exporting efforts, lower energy prices, and a healthier, more stable economy.

How Can Production Be Increased with Minimal Issues?

Some environmentalists still express concern over how and if offshore oil rigs inadvertently affect the marine life environment. Fortunately, the massive platforms and underwater sections play a significant role in reef formations and preserving natural undersea habitation.

On the other hand, damaged and/or poorly connected pipes can burst and lead to insurmountable problems. However, many oil and gas company operations today are held to a much greater standard than before. These companies take great care to ensure that operations maintain functions on the highest levels. They also continue to promote safety and efficiency in every facet of their operations and inner workings. This means they ensure that their pipes, connections, and operating equipment are carefully handled and properly vested with pipe protection products.

What is Essentra’s Role in Production?

At Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies, we create quality pipe protection, storage, and pipe handling products that producing companies can trust. Whether your company operates a rig offshore or on land, and regardless of increased production schedules, we help you deliver.

As it stands, the potential for new oil in the US is huge. And, new offshore oil rigs could lead to a huge boost in the economy over the next decade. Our main goal at Essentra is to deliver quality assurance to our clients with every product they apply. So, if you’re looking to maintain smooth, safe, and efficient oil rig operations, be sure to connect with Essentra today. Our products help maintain the integrity of your oilfield equipment during transport, storage, and operations.

Call 1-877-276-9208 to speak with one of our customer service experts. Also, freely request a quote online anytime.

Durable Materials Used to Make Thread Protectors

Thread protectors aren’t always on the minds of companies when they’re preparing for drilling operations. With so much equipment assembled and utilized on oilfield drilling sites, it’s simple to overlook small but very necessary components. For instance, high-quality thread protector products offer vital pipe protection when tubular products are transported and stored. In this article, Essentra provides information about some different models, materials, and uses for pipe thread protectors.

All Plastic Thread Protection

High-level manufacturers make protective caps and plugs for tubing, rods, and various pipe casings from polyethylene plastics from high-quality resins. They typically connect by thread engagement to pipe ends during transport and also protect the same assets during storage. They also ensure that no form of debris enters the pipe. Since Essentra designs these devices with high-quality plastic, they provide durability that is also conveniently light-weight compared to composite or steel models. Plastic thread protectors are generally affordable options for protection of such assets. This makes them great options for bulk purchasing and stock, ensuring operators aren’t forced to leave their threaded connections exposed. With plastic protectors, it’s easy to keep drilling operations on schedule and your pipe protected affordably. Here you can explore some all plastic drill pipe protectors.

Of the many advantages to using Essentra’s plastic protectors, here are 3 in particular to consider:

  • Our plastic materials are 100% recyclable making them extremely environmentally friendly protection options.
  • Our plastic protectors are offered in standard sizes for ordering convenience.
  • For companies requiring custom-designed protection, Essentra can create a customized solution.

Learn more about our custom protection options now.

All Steel Thread Protection

Many thread protectors are made of steel, which can endure extreme impact and provide superior protection. Because of harsh external environmental factors, thick steel is often seen as more protective than plastic. However, there can be some downsides to steel. First, steel is more susceptible to galling. Galling is a type of wear that can occur with steel products, where one steel product begins to transfer to another. Since this transferring can actually become bonded, the situation is far more extreme than a scratch or gouge. To avoid this occurring with steel protectors, we recommend using a generous amount of tool joint compound for proper lubrication, as well as practicing proper storage and handling techniques for your steel protectors and tool joints. Another potential downside to steel is the cost. Since steel can be costly, especially compared to plastic, steel thread protection is typically the most expensive form of protection. However, even with the higher cost, this form of thread protection is vastly cheaper than repairing pipe damage from a lack of protection. Learn more about Essentra’s drill pipe protectors.

Composite Thread Protection

By definition, composite refers to being made up of various parts or elements. As the definition suggests, composite thread protectors are also made of combined elements: plastic and steel. Composite protectors such as Essentra’s Mega® product line, are plastic threaded protectors complete with an outer steel shell. These shells are adhered to the plastic protector, creating an extreme protection device that utilizes all of the best elements of both styles of protection. These protectors typically meet a lot of standards that all steel protectors meet, yet due to their reduced steel composition, they can be much less expensive. Next to all-steel models, composites are as tough as they come.

Essentra offers an extensive range of thread protector options, all suited to meet your specific operating needs. Regardless of pipe size and thread connection, Essentra has the protection to maintain your pipe integrity. Browse our site to learn about other thread protector lines including Tector, Titan, MaxX, and Ultra.

Count on the Experts at Essentra for the Right Pipe Protection at the Right Time

Ultimately, the pipe that you utilize during drilling operations is only as effective as the threads connecting one joint of pipe to another. Our entire team at Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies is dedicated to helping the world’s oil and gas industry find the protective products needed to keep wells operating smoothly and efficiently.

Our goal is to ensure that we’re helping you deliver protected pipe, all day, every day. Connect with us today at 1-877-276-9208, or request a quote online.

Committed to Protecting Your OCTGs

We all know that various types of oil country tubular goods (OCTGs) are vital for extracting petroleum in onshore and offshore environments. The importance and value of these assets require that they’re kept properly protected at all times. With Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies, this is always a top priority.

At Essentra, we design, produce and offer high-quality pipe protection products that help your company continue making the most of your OCTGs. With intensive quality assurance promoting peace of mind and reliability, your investments can easily go a long way. In fact, this is what we’re committed to, ensuring that your assets are protected and maintained in each stage of use.

Products That Keep Important Oilfield Equipment Preserved and Protected

Petroleum extraction is never a simple job. As such, there are always associated dangers to people and the equipment and assets that are employed. Every petroleum extraction rig will make significant use of the OCTGs that are used to drill wells and transport the output. Products that are designed to support the condition and management of such assets regularly prove to be some of the most important of all. Some of the accessories that are most often used in practice include:

Thread protectors

Both drill pipe and line pipe can be equipped with threads that allow individual segments to be easily connected together. Compared to the rest of a given length of pipe, threads are inevitably far more delicate and most vulnerable to damage. Should pipe threads suffer even a bit of harm, delays and outright downtime can easily result.

Making regular use of appropriate thread protection products will reduce the occurrence of such problems significantly. With Essentra’s thread protectors being extremely affordable relative to the value they provide, doing without them will never be prudent.

Pipe protectors

Non-threaded pipes can also benefit from proper protection. Fitting each opening of a plain-end or beveled-end line pipe with protection will ensure that the ends are prepared for their next phase of use. This is especially true for line pipe with beveled-ends, which is usually prepared in that manner specifically for welding. When line pipe is appropriately protected, the pipeline is less susceptible to damage and/or failure.

Additionally, using high-quality bumper rings and pipe chocks provide ultimate security when the pipe isn’t in use. These devices are specifically designed to keep pipe stable during storage and transportation, and to keep pipe separated, ensuring no frictional damage occurs.

Quality Must Always Be a Priority

While any type of pipe protection might seem better than none, high-quality products are always far more successful than those less reliable. Manufacturers that focus intently on quality assurance, ensure that their customers’ OCTG assets will remain protected at all times. At Essentra we truly are committed to protecting your operational equipment, be it during transport, storage, or active usage.

For orders and information, connect with one of our customer service experts today at 1-877-276-9208. For added convenience, you may also request a quote online. We look forward to serving you!

Safety Features of Onshore and Offshore Oil Rigs

Producers work diligently to ensure that safety standards on oil rigs are adhered to at all times. Why is onshore and offshore rig safety so important? Mainly because our global economy still relies heavily on petroleum production, and will for many years to come. Despite various alternatives and renewable energy sources growing more vital, the fact remains that gas and oil still powers most of the world’s economy and everyday activities.

There are two basic types of oil rigs and production facilities used for extracting petroleum from underneath the Earth’s surface. Both offshore and onshore rigs contribute significantly to worldwide production totals each and every day. Furthermore, a variety of oilfield products produced by specialized companies like Essentra, help keep rig safety levels high onshore and offshore.

Working Safely on Oil Rigs

Like most industrial activities, extracting petroleum from far below the surface always involves the potential for danger. As such, this kind of work can pose various safety-related concerns. Thankfully, safety regulations continue to significantly improve over the years among both onshore and offshore oil rig operations. Producing companies, and various industry partners alike, value safety first above all else. This is why at Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies, we ensure that our pipe protectors are designed to protect company investments, field workers, civilians, and the environment where operations are taking place.

Though there are common and standard regulations on both kinds of oil rigs, some features differ between onshore and offshore rigs. The types of safety issues that must be confronted in each of these environments are explained below. Learn more now…

Onshore Features

The most common onshore extraction operations today involve fairly limited project timescales. In the past, it was more common for rig set-ups to operate 10 years or more before being taken down. Yet, onshore safety features remain vital to rig operations. This means engineers and technicians today must be able to quickly ensure that their teams are following safety regulations at all times. A few regulations unique to onshore oil rig operations include inspecting rig to truck frame mounts, ensuring soil stability on site, and proper cribbing practices.

Offshore Features

Rigs designed for offshore extraction are normally expected to remain in service for thirty years or more. This allows operational teams to adapt and adhere to safety standards over a longer time period. However, maritime environments and weather are much more unpredictable as compared to onshore drilling rigs, requiring additional regulations. As such, safety operations on offshore rigs can range anywhere from adequate and reliable lighting, extensive machine monitoring and protection, to appropriate slip resistant conditions, and the memorization of emergency response procedures.

Designing Oilfield Products that Support Rig Safety

Whether your operations are onshore or offshore, maintaining a safe and smooth functioning rig is vital to success and livelihood. Fortunately, Essentra has a wide variety of protective products designed to effectively maintain important assets commonly found on oil rigs. For example, our stabbing guides, lifting bails, and pipe packaging frames efficiently protect your equipment during transport, storage, and/or operation. While there will never be any substitute for careful, ongoing attention to safety, employing products from Essentra will always help.

Contact us today for orders and information toll-free at 1-877-276-9208, or freely browse our site to request a quote online.

Preserving Oilfield Products Amid Rising Steel Costs

Though recent U.S. tariffs on steel have raised oil and gas industry concerns, technological advancements for oilfield products still persist. In fact, it seems most apparent that during challenging times, technology becomes more and more innovative. Industry leaders, like Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies, remain diligent at finding new ways to advance industry standards. These days, oil and gas companies alone import approximately three-quarters of the steel used in oilfield products. As such, there is now a new demand for innovative solutions since the pricing for steel continues to fluctuate.

“The headline for July for the oil and gas industry discusses ‘Impact of the Steel Tariffs on Our Industry’. The recently implemented 25% tariffs on imported raw steel and steel pipe to the USA, along with quotas on steel imported from targeted countries to the USA, have definitely impacted many of our customers and could have an impact on oil and natural drilling over these next several months.” John Boben – President, Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies

Below, Essentra shares innovative ways to preserve your oilfield products, while also helping cut operational costs, and surviving the rising costs of steel.

Advantage of Digital Innovations

Producing companies have been slow to embrace the digital revolution, in part due to concerns about the privacy of information. However, the oil and gas industry is gradually implementing paperless methods of data collection and storage. Furthermore, they’re embracing technology that instantly connects the workforce, customers, and all members of the supply chain.

Companies are finding that the investment in innovative digital technology pays off in the long run by increasing efficiency exponentially. Industry experts predict that future innovations will lead to greater and more secure opportunities for collaboration throughout the industry. At the same time, digital innovations have also been found to help cut the overall cost of operations.

Continue Investing in Protective Products

Another major way of preserving oilfield products is to continue relying on advanced developments in pipe protection. To mitigate rising steel prices, the life of oil country tubular goods (OCTGs) can be maximized with high-quality protection. Protective products like packaging frames, drill pipe protectors, pipe caps and plugs, bumper rings, and many more, all maintain pipe integrity.

Essentra’s products are designed to ultimately protect pipes from damage during transportation and storage. We manufacture all our protective drilling and pipeline products from high-performance thermoplastics, metals, and polymer alloys. These materials prevent any caustic fluid from contaminating company pipes, while also eliminating contact between the pipe. When your pipe isn’t cracked, stressed, or displaying other types of damage, you won’t spend more for repairs or new steel replacements.

Hold On Until Relief Comes

Though the industry’s heavy reliance on steel remains a reality, companies continue to push technology forward. Various oil and gas industry experts are working diligently to explore new ways to utilize other raw materials that may not require steel. Until then, Essentra, and companies alike, will maintain operations and preserve current resources and technology to their maximum capabilities. It’s still uncertain if or when steel-exporting countries will concede so that relief can take place; yet, we remain watchful and hopeful.

Our ultimate industry goal is to continue increasing efficiency while keeping costs down. However, the key to long-term survival is innovation, and there is no doubt that oil and gas companies are up to the challenge of modernizing their operations when necessary. With gradual advancements in technology, material design, and hardware, companies can continue to extract resources and deliver products safely, more efficiently, and with less wear and tear on oilfield products.

Get to know Essentra today by calling to speak with one of our service experts at 1-877-276-9208. You can also freely request a quote online as an added convenience.

Consider Sucker Rod Caps and Plugs for Drilling Basins

Drilling Basin Protection Begins with Caps and Plugs

Did you know the Permian Basin in West Texas is one of the world’s leading sites for oil and gas production? As such, it has one of the deepest deposits of shale anywhere in the world. Sedimentary basins like the Permian basins are rich in compressed organic material that is converted into oil and gas over thousands of years. To extract those valuable natural resources from the ground, deep holes are drilled, and pumps are used to pull materials to the surface. If your company is a producer, you understand that these pumps rely on a special type of pipe known as a sucker rod. Sucker rods, in turn, depend on caps and plugs for protection.

Protecting Vulnerable Threads

Sucker rods are threaded at each end because they are designed to connect your aboveground pump to the downhole pump at a drilling basin. Typically, you can join many sucker rods together to reach the bottom of the well. Thus, the threaded ends of your pipe are an essential component of safety, security, and operational success. If pipe threads are worn down due to friction or corrosion, they may not form a proper seal, causing materials to potentially leak out. In order to protect these pipes during storage, sucker rod caps and plugs can be fitted on to pipe ends.

Dangers of Unprotected Shipping and Storage

When sucker rod pipes are not in use at a well site, they must be stored for later use. However, it is vital that Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies’ caps and plugs are also applied to maintain the rods’ integrity. These thin rods face harsh conditions during transportation and storage. Though they’re made of strengthened carbon steel, they can still be damaged from contact with other heavy pipes or from contamination by caustic liquids. Caps and plugs that fit securely over pipe ends, or that is inserted into pipe ends, serve two purposes:

1. They ensure that the most vulnerable parts of the pipe are protected from collision with other oilfield equipment.

2. They keep dirt and/or moisture that could cause threads to wear down more quickly from getting inside the rods.

The Best Pipe Protection Products

Due to recent increased Permian Basin activity in Texas, many oil and gas companies are seeking the best pipe protection products for their drill pipe and sucker rods. At Essentra, we provide only the highest-quality protectors for pipe ends and pipe threads. And as an industry leader, we ensure our products are easy to use and come with a guarantee that your equipment will remain intact during storage and shipping. Learn more about our sucker rod protection and other pipe protection products today.

Get connected with one of our customer service experts at 1-877-276-9208. You can also request a quote online as an added convenience. At Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies, we’re happy to serve you.

The True Value of Line Pipe Protectors

If you’re looking for an efficient way to protect pipe integrity during storage, handling, and transportation, consider line pipe protectors. The oil and gas, mining, and water industries all rely on various kinds of pipe to transport products. These products come from deep under the ground and go to processing plants and end-user sites. Although steel pipe is strong and durable, it’s not impervious to damage from caustic contents, freezing temperatures, and other factors. That’s what makes line pipe protectors, thread protectors, and pipe caps and plugs, essential to protecting pipe and its contents.

Protecting Pipe Ends

To transport oil from an oil field to a refinery, for example, miles of pipe has to be joined together. Most line pipe is non-threaded with either a plain end or beveled end. Protection for the ends of the line pipe is critical to ensuring a proper weld, particularly for beveled ends. These ends must remain in good condition in order for the welded joints to hold. Line pipe protectors work by covering and protecting pipe ends when the pipe is in storage. As such, the pipe won’t become damaged by weather conditions or rough contact between pipes.

Keeping Pipes Clean

Another important benefit of pipe protection is keeping the interior of a pipe clean and clear. When pipe-ends are left uncovered, water, dirt, debris, and even animals can get inside the pipe, all of which can cause problems. Moisture, for example, can lead to rust, which can contaminate the pipe and cause corrosion and even leaks. With pipe end covers and caps in place, nothing can enter a pipe while it’s in storage or during transportation.

Protecting Human Health And Safety

Line pipe protectors ultimately ensure that workers aren’t exposed to hazardous materials and that public water supply isn’t contaminated by leaks. The right protective products can ensure that the pipe is kept clear of contamination and debris. Devices like bumper rings and pipe chocks will keep your pipe from jostling each other during movement or transportation, which can lead to damage.

At Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies, we offer the best products suitable for all your pipe protection needs. We also ensure pipe quality and safety, so get to know us as your reliable and trusted supplier. As an API standard leader, Essentra provides only the highest quality protection. With us, there’s an assurance that not only maintains your pipe but also adheres to the highest standards of employee operations and environmental safety.

Would you like a hassle-free quote? Freely request a quote online at your convenience, or give us a call toll-free at 1-877-276-9208 for orders and more information. We’re always happy to assist you!