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Heat Treating for Mining, Oil, and Gas

Communities rely on energy from natural resources to operate critical infrastructure and provide comfort to residents. Effective and properly treated mining, oil, and gas components make it possible for energy to reach constituents.

Aligned With Priorities in Mining, Oil, and Gas

We’ve spent decades working with mining, oil, and gas equipment manufacturers, so we understand your priorities and the nuances involved in serving your market. Here’s how we help you succeed:

Lead Times

Many of our customers in the mining market supply equipment to large OEMs and energy companies. We understand that you rely on consistent lead times from your heat treating partner to keep this essential supply chain functioning. We know that without your equipment, your customers could experience outages that can send shockwaves all the way to end consumers of energy. That’s why we use automation and a smart scheduling philosophy to ensure we deliver your parts on time, time after time.

Maximizing Tool Life

Excavation, drilling, and extraction are some of the toughest applications on the planet—and they are also critical to powering infrastructure and communities. Our PICS and precision control systems ensure in-spec results from your thermal processing so your components will have the longest possible service life. This helps ensure that your customers continue to realize the value of the products you produce, driving their loyalty to continue buying from your business.

Quality Control

Premature part failure can shut down an operation and poses safety risks to the people working with your equipment. Our multifaceted quality control process gives you the confidence that your customers can use your parts safely and reliably in the field. We provide you that peace of mind with advanced data collection, safeguards throughout processing that prevent out-of-spec parts from being shipped, automated controls, and more.

Mining Equipment Thermal Processing Capabilities

We are a full-service commercial thermal processor with a comprehensive range of capabilities and a vast equipment array. These are a few of the services we most commonly perform for our mining, oil, and gas customers.

Through hardening

Through hardening (also known as neutral hardening) gives mining components the consistent hardness needed to resist cracking and breaking in tough, abrasive applications. Common materials we see used for parts in this market that require through hardening include 4140 and 4130 steels. This process is typically performed in our Integral Quench batch furnaces.

Austempering

Austempering reduces the risk of quench cracking because the salt used in the process is at a higher temperature than the oil we use for quenching in traditional through hardening. This difference lessens the shock to the parts being austempered, which also helps reduce distortion. Austempering is well suited for longer components such as augers, tubing, and other types of tooling that require dimensional precision.

 

Through hardening

Austempering

Through hardening

Through hardening (also known as neutral hardening) gives mining components the consistent hardness needed to resist cracking and breaking in tough, abrasive applications. Common materials we see used for parts in this market that require through hardening include 4140 and 4130 steels. This process is typically performed in our Integral Quench batch furnaces.

Austempering

Austempering reduces the risk of quench cracking because the salt used in the process is at a higher temperature than the oil we use for quenching in traditional through hardening. This difference lessens the shock to the parts being austempered, which also helps reduce distortion. Austempering is well suited for longer components such as augers, tubing, and other types of tooling that require dimensional precision.

 

Mining, Oil, and Gas Components We Process

  • Extraction Equipment
  • Conical Bits
  • Mining Drill Bits
  • Hammers
  • Augers
  • Specialty and Processing Equipment

Trust Your Parts to Paulo

From precise processing to testing, handling, and more, Paulo’s team can provide a vital link in your supply chain. Our team of in-house metallurgists can also help identify and resolve issues that a previous heat treater may have had to bring your parts to spec. Bottom line? Bring us your challenges, and let’s work on solving them together.

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