Inspection and Hardbanding

Since 1996, Knight Oil Tools’ Tri*Drill Services (Inspection and Hardbanding) has been a leading provider of non-destructive inspection and "casing-friendly” hardbanding for drill pipe, tubing, bottomhole assembly components and heavy lift and handling equipment. Along with inspection and hardbanding, our Inspection and Hardbanding service line also offers pipe maintenance and storage. Inspection units are mobile for both land and offshore operations while hardbanding units are available for land, rig or yard locations.

All nondestructive testing (NDT) inspections are conducted by Level I and Level II specialists who are certified according to The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) guidelines, follow DS-1 specifications, and are tested by the International Pipe Inspectors Association (IPIA) or a certified ASNT NDT Level III instructor. Inspection and Hardbanding also has an ASNT Level III certified instructor on staff.

As a recognized leader in safety training and preparedness, Knight Oil Tools’ Inspection and Hardbanding service line has implemented an in-house training program to prepare employees to safely handle every situation – from tool preparation to environmental issues. The Inspection and Hardbanding service line maintains the highest level of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Section IX Safety Certification. Our Broussard, Louisiana facility is the first Fearnley Procter NS-1™ and NS-2™ certified inspection and hardbanding facility in the United States.

Services offered by the Inspection and Hardbanding service line of Knight Oil Tools include:
  • Full Length Ultrasonic (FLUT) inspection
  • Ultrasonic End Area (UTEA) inspection
  • Electro-Magnetic Inspection (EMI) drill pipe inspection
  • Bottom Hole Assembly (BHA) inspection
  • Hoisting and handling equipment inspection
  • Water blasting
  • Tubular OD/ID brushing/rattling
  • Portable machine refacing (drill pipe and Hevi-Wate drill pipe)
  • Hardbanding of drill pipe, drill collars and Hevi-Wate drill pipe
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