BLAZE® Metal Surface Treatment – Optimizing the Run Life of Artificial Lift Systems


By Adam Buehler

Since its introduction to the oil and gas industry in 2018, BLAZE®-treated parts have been used to extend the run life of a broad range of artificial lift systems—whether ESP, Gas Lift, Rod Lift, or Plunger Lift. Today, this proven metal surface treatment technology continues to prove itself in various oil and gas uses in all major domestic producing areas.

BLAZE-treated products have proven themselves in a wide range of applications, delivering up to 5X greater run life than conventional products.

Artificial Lift TypeApplication
ESPImpellers, Diffusers, and AR Bearings

Field Report chronicling the extended run life of BLAZE-treated gas lift ESP AR Bearings in the Powder River Basin
Gas LiftMandrels and Miscellaneous Parts

Field Report detailing the extended run life for BLAZE-treated gas lift Mandrels in the Bakken
Rod LiftCouplings, Valve Rod Guides, Cages, and Related Rod Pump Components

Rod Lift
Whitepaper: BLAZE-treatment extends rod cage life in the Permian
Plunger LiftWide Range of Plunger Designs, Motor Valves, and Trim Kits

Article in The American Oil and Gas Reporter: BLAZE Plungers Deliver Extended Run Life in Pinedale

BLAZE® Surface Treatment

BLAZE surface treatment creates a slick, hard, intermetallic boride layer that (unlike coatings or plating) does not alter the dimensions of the part. This treatment’s slick, hard, and corrosion-resistant surface slows wear by protecting parts from the effects of abrasion, erosion, and corrosion.

In the BLAZE surface treatment process, boron is diffused into the steel substrate to produce a uniformly deposited boride layer at the substrate’s surface. Due to the combination of extreme hardness, abrasion resistance, and corrosion resistance, BLAZE-treated parts have consistently outlasted untreated parts in even the most challenging artificial lift applications.

BLAZE® Treatment as a Service

Proven in a wide range of oil and gas applications, BLAZE is also offered by Endurance Lift in the form of a Treatment as a Service (TaaS). We welcome the opportunity to work with you to determine if BLAZE surface treatment can benefit your application.

For more information on how Endurance Lift can bring the benefits of BLAZE to your application, please contact us at [email protected] or by phone at (713) 554-1399.

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