Hard-Banding

Definition(s)


Hard-Banding (or Hard-Facing)

Sacrificial or wear-resistant material applied to component’s surface to prevent wear of the component.

Source: API RP 7G-2, Recommended Practice for Inspection and Classification of Used Drill Stem Elements, First Edition, August 2009. Global Standards

 

Hard-Banding (or Hard-Facing)

Application of material onto tool joints to reduce external wear of the tool joint. NOTE Also known as hard facing.

Source: API SPEC 5DP, Specification for Drill Pipe, First Edition, August 2009. Global Standards