Drift or Drift Mandrel

Hydrotestors Standard 16” Length Drift

Hydrotestors Drifts are available for sizes 1 ¼” (31.8mm) to 20″ (508mm) in stock. We are able to make a drift up to a maximum of 26″ O.D.

Most OCTG running procedures promote the use of Plastic or Teflon Coated Drift. Hydrotestors UHMW (ultra high molecular weight) Polyethylene Plastic Drifts meet this criteria.

Most Premium Tubular Supervision Companies, as well as Tubular Suppliers recommend the use of a Plastic Drift for all Premium Connections. We can make drifts to comply with API specifications, or any custom size requests, we manufacture drifts for any of the following tubulars.





50 Foot Drift Tape (Snake), API 6” Length Casing Drift, API 12” Length Casing Drift, API 42” Length Tubing Drift

We can accomodate drifts for any of the following;

  • API Tubing and Casing
  • Premium Tubing and Casing
  • API & Premium Drill Pipe
  • Plastic Coated Pipe, or internally coated tubulars
  • Fiberglass Tubulars

Our Drifts are made from a UHMW Polyethylene Rod which has the following characteristics :

  • Lightweight – Less likely to damage pipe, personnel and thread protectors
  • High chemical and corrosion resistance
  • Very low coefficient of friction
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Good Impact strength

All of these factors combined with the ability to handle extreme cold and extreme hot conditions will allow for an excellent wear factor enabling several trips of pipe. Drift tapes (snake) are available for rental or purchase for use with any size drift.

Custom Barbell Mandrel

  • Custom UHMW Barbell Mandrel Drifts
  • Size Range 5 ½” to 20” Casing
  • 1 1/2” Plates can be interchanged for different sizes and weights

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