Tenaris is expanding its Wedge Series 400 ™ portfolio with the addition of the TenarisHydril Wedge 425 ™, an integral semi-flush connection designed to improve efficiency in shale handling.
“We are delighted to present the Wedge 425 ™ connection, which will be an excellent addition to Tenaris's shale range. Designed in response to real needs in this area, it combines the proven performance of the TORQ® SFW® with the special features of TenarisHydril Wedge technology, resulting in an outstanding gas tight connection for shale applications, ”says Lucas Pigliaempo, Vice President, Tenaris Oil & Gas Technologies .
The TenarisHydril Wedge 425 ™ connection is equipped with a charge indicator to facilitate make-up without the need for a torque and rotation diagram. Its metal-to-metal intermediate seal provides exceptional tightness in gas or liquid production and has been assessed in accordance with Tenaris' multistage fractured horizontal well test protocol in accordance with API TR 5SF for simulating hydraulic fracturing and production loads.
Like other TenarisHydril Wedge threads, the TenarisHydril Wedge 425 ™ design provides nearly double the torque and compression capacity of a traditional semi-wash product, minimizing scrap and re-replacement for faster, more reliable performance.