The energy industry faces significant challenges due to the harsh conditions of subsea drilling. The use of reliable, high-performance materials is essential to mitigate these challenges and ensure the safety and reliability of subsea drilling operations.

For two applications, inefficiencies in existing carbide grades were causing significant downtimes. The research and development team at Hyperion Materials & Technologies partnered with the energy and natural resources experts at Precision Solutions by Hyperion® to develop tungsten carbide grade CR9C with extremely high resistance to corrosion, erosion, and cavitation.

The material properties of carbide grade CR9C, along with its fracture toughness make it ideal for subsea drilling applications where longer tool life, high wear and corrosion resistance are necessary.

Read more about carbide grade CR9C and how it delivered the toughness and the corrosion and cavitation resistance the energy industry needed.