BHI offers new StayCool cutter for PDC bits

Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI) now has available its StayCool multi-dimensional cutter which is used on Hughes Christensen Talon polycrystalline diamond compact bits to extend cutter life.

Baker Hughes StayCool multi-dimensional cutter
Baker Hughes StayCool multi-dimensional cutter

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HOUSTON – Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI) now has available its StayCool multi-dimensional cutter which is used on Hughes Christensen Talon polycrystalline diamond compact bits to extend cutter life.

“Historically, operators would design more cutters into a bit to compensate for cutter wear or damaged cutters, which isn’t always the most efficient way to drill,” said Scott Donald, VP of Drill Bits for Baker Hughes. “The StayCool cutter allows us to offer a bit that maintains the same cutter density but can perform better when cutters are worn.”

The StayCool cutter’s patent-pending contoured design reduces friction, maintains a sharper cutting edge throughout the bit run, and reduces MSE, says Baker Hughes. Laboratory testing has shown that the cutters generate 20% less heat on the cutter face than conventional flat-surface cutters.

10/01/2013

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