Many of the materials that Jim Burk has recommended in his 46 year career were originally designed for military applications. The carrier-based operations of the Navy and Air Force deal with similar environments to those of offshore platforms, and their thorough testing and implementation is a solid proving ground for new technology. From Jim’s perspective, the best coating solutions have their origins in military service.
When we showed Jim our Nickel-Cobalt coating, he was immediately attracted to its military history. When he saw our electroplating process and how we are able to calculate our fasteners’ torque values, he was impressed by our consistent control of every manufacturing variable. And when he saw how hard it is for our fasteners to corrode, he was excited about how much Doxsteel Fasteners could save his customers time, money, and lives.
The one feature that piqued his interest more than any other was how our process protected against hydrogen embrittlement. Jim knows like everybody else that catastrophic drilling equipment failures have been helped along by brittle bolts in the past, so he’s been on the lookout for a fastener that is as free of hydrogen as possible. When he discovered that our process doesn’t induce hydrogen, he finally found the fastener he was looking for.
Jim now recommends Doxsteel Fasteners to all of his clients. When they ask him questions about our bolts, he is quick to list his favorite features. But as far as he’s concerned, the biggest selling point is our technology’s esteemed history of military service.