Home Products High Performance Alloys ToughMet Alloys Oil and Gas Sucker Rod Couplings TOUGHMET® SUCKER ROD COUPLINGS CHANGE THE GAME "Since installation nearly two years ago, none of the wells using ToughMet couplings have experienced a failure related to couplings, more than tripling the mean time between failures." - Production Engineer, Hess Corporation The game-changing, proven technology of ToughMet 3 Sucker Rod Couplings provides the most cost-effective solution for eliminating production interruptions caused by sucker rod coupling and production tubing failures in deviated shale wells. Almost half of the failures in these wells are related to either tubing or sucker rod coupling failures, caused primarily by wear damage resulting from couplings contacting the inner tube wall. The costs of working over wells run into the hundreds of millions of dollars per year. The new couplings last twice as long as couplings made of conventional materials, saving tens of thousands of dollars per well, per year. NEW TOUGHMET 3 TS95 ALLOY VALVE ROD GUIDE BUSHING COUPLING The ToughMet 3 Valve Rod Guide Bushing Coupling is Materion’s newest solution for eliminating production interruptions in artificial lift systems. It is installed directly above the pump connecting the rod string to the pump drive rod. By reducing HIT failures in an area prone to extreme rod buckling and tubing wear, this oversized coupling provides the opportunity to avoid costly workovers and lower production costs. WATCH A VIDEO TO LEARN WHY HESS CORPORATION CHOSE TOUGHMET® COUPLINGS FOR DEVIATED BAKKEN WELLS TOUGHMET® 3 TS 95 ALLOY ENGINEERED FOR COUPLINGS ToughMet 3 alloy was engineered specifically for use in the oilfield and has more than 20 years’ successful use in directional drilling tools and other oilfield equipment components. For the sucker rod couplings, we developed a new ToughMet TS 95 temper that offers: Increased fatigue strength Increased fracture toughness ToughMet 3 Sucker Rod Couplings resist mechanical wear, thread damage, corrosion and erosion. They are non-galling to steel, so they do not damage production tubing, and they retain their strength even at elevated temperatures. TOUGHMET® 3 TS 95 ALLOY PROPERTIES: > 95 ksi tensile yield strength 65 ksi fatigue limit 30 ft-lb Charpy Impact Energy Resistant to chloride SCC, pitting and crevice corrosion Resistant to erosion, HE, SSC and general corrosion (including in mildly sour wells) To learn more about ToughMet TS 95 alloy properties, download our datasheet.