Bit Inspection Technical Standard

With bits of different designs coming from many different sources, it has always been difficult to ensure the quality of the bits without damaging the innovation or ignoring the variation within this important industry. For the first time, the industry has a way to guarantee that bit inspections are properly performed.


The DS-1 supplement, Bit Inspection Technical Standard (BITS) is now available.


Unlike other standards that “cover” bits by simply referring to the wear ratings given in the IADC Drilling Handbook, the new DS-1 BITS is based on deep research with bit manufacturers, repair shops, and users. It covers fixed-cutter bits of many different designs, and it focuses on the areas that are important for performance. It gives clear definitions of “good” and “bad” that are based on good engineering and extensive experience.  It gives you the power to prevent bit failures.


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