LOOKING TO BUY - OR -
SELL YOUR USED SUCKER RODS?

If you have any pre-owned steel sucker rods, pony rods, sinker bars or stablizer bars you would like to sell or would like to purchase pre-owned sucker rods, please do get in touch with us!

Sucker Rod Inspection & Reclamation

All inspection results, EMI charts and digital images of any rejects are captured and can be made available to the customer.

Precision Gauging
The magnitude of imperfections detected during inspection is evaluated using instruments such as API ring & plug gauges (go & no-go gauges), micrometers, depth gauges, dial calipers, digital calipers and gap gauges.
Electromagnetic Inspection (EMI)
After thorough cleaning, visual inspection and gauging, sucker rods are subjected to EMI consisting of a computerized flux-leakage system for detection of surface corrosion, mechanical damage and manufacturing flaws. In addition, a laser system is utilized for detection of rod body reduction as well as an eddy current device for the detection of stress-induced localized hardness variations.
Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI)
Rod ends receive wet-fluorescent examination under ultraviolet light to detect cracks and processing flaws.
Coupling Inspection
Couplings are removed, cleaned, visually inspected, gauged and are inspected using Wet or Dry MPI. Couplings are fully dipped in corrosion inhibitor prior to being stored in boxes - ready for shipping.

Client may opt to install the couplings on its rods during inspection (see Precision Coupling Make-Up Service).
Corrosion Protection
Prior to thread protectors being installed, special thread lubricant is applied to the rod pins to prevent future corrosion. Afterwards, rods are dipped into corrosion inhibitor and furthermore color-coded according to the appropriate API grade and classification before palletizing.
Fiberglass Rod Inspection
Prior to inspection, fiberglass rods are first thoroughly cleaned. The rod bodies are then visually inspected for cracks, splits, gouges and any other defects. All end-fittings and threads are cleaned, gauged, lubricated and protected, and corrosion inhibited. Palletizing of fiberglass rods is available upon request.

Defects Photo Gallery

We have included a VERY small photo "gallery" of the thousands of sucker rod defects we have found since 1995.

More photos will be uploaded in due time to each "gallery", meanwhile please click one of the images below to enter that Gallery.

Precision Coupling Make-Up

Minimize time and money by putting on couplings the RIGHT way ahead of time.

Using our proprietary hydraulic make-up unit, a precision coupling make-up service is offered to help prevent premature connection failures as well as eliminating costly rig time and potential damage to the couplings due to handling.

 

Each coupling is installed using our exclusive pin neck-stretch method to exact pre-load stress of the pin with no damage to the coupling which results in a more precise make-up than the circumferential displacement method.


The DEFENDER ® Sucker Rod Guide

Save money and let PRO install it's DEFENDER ® guide; we can even install them on your USED Rods after inspection!

Using in-house plastic injection mold machines, PRO can offer clients the installation of molded guides onto sucker rods, fiberglass rods or stabilizer bars. The DEFENDER® guide reduces corrosion that is caused by turbulent flow and streamlines flow patterns around the guide to decrease gas breakout from fluids as well as help to maximize carrier bar loads on the down stroke.  Unlike knock-on guides which can move easily along the body of the rod, mold injected guides adhere much much tighter to the body which can eliminate field installation problems.

MATERIAL DETAILS: The plastic resin used to mold the DEFENDER® Rod Guide is a high strength Polyphthalamide (PPA) that is 33% glass reinforced, heat stabilized PPA with a high heat deflection temperature, high flexural modulus and high tensile strength. Excellent creep resistance and low moisture absorption are also characteristic of the resin.

Stabilizer Bars

PRO maintains stock of stabilizer bars which are guided in-house with PRO's own DEFENDER® rod guide.

New Sucker Rods

PRO maintains relationships with multiple rod manufacturers and should the client prefer, PRO is able to supply new rods to our clients.

In addition, we are able to install our DEFENDER ® Sucker Rod Guide on your new rods as well, therefore less hassle for you.

Rod Guide Facility
9001 N. County Rd West
Odessa, Texas 79764

Inspection Plant
9009 N. County Rd West
Odessa, Texas 79764

Mailing Address:
Permian Rod Operations
PO Box 12907
Odessa, Texas 79768


(432) 367-4149

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at permianrod dot com
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