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05. TenarisHydril
11.
GENERAL GUIDELINES
13. Quick Start Running Guidelines
15. Running and Handling Guidelines

33.
TECHNICAL RECOMMENDATIONS

35. Pipe Identification
45. Handling and Care of Pipes and Connections
51. Running and Thread Lock Compounds Application
85. Make-up Acceptance Criteria
131. Chrome Running Guidelines
137. FGL and CB

Options
143. Dopeless

Running Guidelines
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NOTE: FIND THE TABLE FOR GROUP 1 AND GROUP 2 CONNECTIONS
ON THE FLAP AT THE END OF THIS MANUAL.
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TenarisHydril
Worldwide Support
TenarisHydril premium connections are supplied and
supported by Tenaris, a leading manufacturer and
supplier of steel pipes and integrated tubular services
to the worlds energy industry.
REPAIR SHOPS
A broad international network of licensed threading
facilities provides services for TenarisHydril products.
Please check our website to find the nearest authorized
repair shop.
Field Services
This Running Manual includes Tenariss
recommendations on best practices for the care,
handling and installation of our products. These
recommendations aim to maximize the value of our
products before, during and after installation.
In addition to the guidelines described in our Running
Manual, we recommend the assistance of a Tenaris field
services specialist when running TenarisHydril premium
connections to ensure optimum efficiency and best
performance. Based on their experience and judgment,
Tenaris field service specialists may adjust these
guidelines to the specific conditions of a given situation.
We offer our customers running assistance and
technical assistance in accordance with the summarized
and general description detailed below. Should you
require a complete description of Tenaris field services,
please contact us at fieldservices@tenaris.com.
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RUNNING ASSISTANCE SERVICES RIG SITE
ACTIVITY
1. Interaction with the operating company
representative.
2. Interaction with services companies.
3. General application of TenarisHydril Running Manual
recommendations.
4. Visual inspection of TenarisHydril products at the
well site.
5. Verification of running equipment calibration.
6. Verification of ancillary running equipment such as,
but not limited to:
Appropriate Drift, OD & length
Stabbing guides
Handling plugs
Quick fit protectors
7. Advise the operating company representative on:
HSE issues relating to field service operations.
Care, handling and preparation of TenarisHydril
products prior to, during and after running activities.
Correct application of appropriate thread compound to
connections.
Connection make-up parameters.
Recommended best practices for the running and
pulling processes.
Preparation of surplus pipe post running.
Segregation and identification of rejected joints.
8. Monitor make-up operations during running.
9. Field repair connections as per applicable guidelines
if necessary.
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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES ON-LAND
ACTIVITY (yard, machine shop, bucking facility)
1. Interaction with customers, operating company
representatives, drilling and completion technicians.
2. General application of field services guidelines,
Tenaris procedures and TenarisHydril Running Manual.
3. Visual inspection of our pipe and connections
on-site.
4. Verification of make-up / buck-on equipment
calibration.
5. Sub-assembly make-up verification at Tenaris or
at third-party premises:
Buck on / off couplings
Make-up completion assemblies
Make-up shoe tracks
Make-up hangers
Make-up packers
6. Accessory inspection at customer or third-party
premises.
7. Field repair of TenarisHydril connections as per
applicable guidelines.
8. Dopeless

technology support:
Inspection and repair of connections with
Dopeless

technology.
9. Periodic stock inspection, traceability, coating
condition check.
10. Advise best practices for storage and transportation.
11. Organize rig-ready preparation.
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12. Participate in pre-job and drilling on paper
meetings.
13. Proactively advise on process efficiency
improvement.
14. Customer and service company training
and presentations.
JOB DEVELOPMENT AND COMPLETION
During job development, a field services specialist will
advise and recommend best practices for the handling
and use of Tenaris products in accordance with the
scope summarized above. Any final decision made
on any job will remain with the customers company
representative at the worksite.
Any deviations or anomalies contrary to Tenaris procedures,
the advice of the field service specialist, and/or the
TenarisHydril Running Manual recommendations, which
may be deemed detrimental to the performance of the
product, will be documented by the field services specialist.
Upon completion of field services, and prior to the
departure of the Tenaris representative from the
worksite, a service ticket shall be prepared by the Tenaris
representative to be signed by the customers company
representative at the worksite. The service ticket will
contain a brief description of the services performed,
including any deviations or anomalies mentioned, among
other relevant information. In addition, a detailed report
will be delivered to the customer if agreed by the parties.
Commitment to sustainable business
Tenaris would like to emphasize the importance of
paying utmost attention to all aspects of health, safety
and environmental protection during the running of
our TenarisHydril premium connections.
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Tenaris is committed to incorporating the principles of
sustainable development throughout its operations with
practices aiming to protect personal health, uphold
group safety and minimize environmental impact.
During the execution of running operations on
the premises of the oil and gas company, all HSE
procedures applicable at the rig site should be fully
acknowledged, addressed and followed.
Moreover, we strongly recommend the assistance
of Tenaris field service specialists, who receive
comprehensive HSE training as part of their
qualification plan.
Regarding health, rest periods should be respected as
well as the physical fitness requirements for each job.
As regards safety pipe running operations generally
involve several hazards and exposure to risks, including
moving objects; H
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S and risks involved in handling
and exposure to chemical substances; manipulation
of heavy pipe and equipment; road, sea and air
transportation; fire and explosion risks and many
more which are well known to oil and gas operators.
All applicable safety measures must be addressed,
including procedures, protective measures and
equipment, risk analysis, emergency response drills
and a toolbox safety talk prior to operations startup.
An attitude involving a permanent awareness of safety
should be fostered and encouraged among personnel.
Concerning the environment, water, pipe protectors,
cleaning rags and all other site waste should be
correctly disposed, in accordance with the oil and gas
company procedures.
We are convinced that all efforts devoted to health,
safety and environment will result in an improved
performance and sustainable development.
General
Guidelines
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Quick Start
Running Guidelines
Connection preparation
Follow the recommendations for applying running
and thread lock compounds with great care to ensure
optimum connection performance.
Install handling plugs on integral connections each
time the pipe is moved to or from the rig floor.
Alignment
1. Check that the traveling block and rotary hole are
aligned.
2. Check that the centerline of the suspended pin is
over the box, and adjust if necessary.
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REFER TO EQUIPMENT / SERVICE TOOLS DETAIL IN THE RUNNING
SECTION.
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REFER TO THE STABBING DETAIL IN THE RUNNING SECTION.
Rotation speeds
1. Spin in at 15 RPM or slower.
2. For final make-up, use low gear. Do not exceed 5 RPM.
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REFER TO THE MAKE-UP DETAIL IN THE RUNNING SECTION.
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Torque application
Always use the recommended torque values for
TenarisHydril connections. The updated values are on
our website:
Data Sheets:
http://premiumconnectiondata.tenaris.com/index.php
Torque Tables:
http://www.tenaris.com/en/Products/
PremiumConnections/TorqueTables.aspx
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NOTE: FOR WEDGE SERIES 500 SIZES 10 3/4 AND LARGER, EITHER APPLY
THE TARGET TORQUE TWICE OR HOLD THE TORQUE FOR SEVERAL SECONDS.
Chrome and CRA
1. Take special care with chrome steels (9% or higher)
to avoid damage to the connection during handling
and running operations.
2. Running compound application processes for these
materials are different from low carbon steel pipe.
3. Always walk connections in by hand until hand-tight
before applying power tongs.
4. Apply the Chrome Running Guidelines as well
as the General Guidelines to stainless steels and
high alloy materials.
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REFER TO THE CHROME RUNNING GUIDELINES.
Dopeless

technology
1. General Guidelines apply to our Dopeless


technology except for cleaning, visual inspection and
running and thread lock compound application.
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REFER TO THE DOPELESS

RUNNING GUIDELINES.
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Running and
Handling Guidelines
Pre-running
1. Locate and confirm availability of all necessary
accessories and tools on location, such as: pup joints,
crossovers, float equipment, stabbing guides, handling/
lifting plugs, single-joint elevators, thread compound, etc.
2. Verify interchangeability with size, weight and
connection type.
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REFER TO THE PREMIUM CONNECTIONS CATALOGUE
Drifting
1. Ensure drift mandrels meet API dimensional
requirements (reference API Specification 5CT) or
specified special drift requirements.
2. Carry out drifting before cleaning and inspecting the
connection.
3. Blow out the pipe ID from box to pin to completely
remove loose mill scale and accumulated debris.
4. Drift from box to pin. Be careful not to damage
connections during drifting operations.
5. Pipes that fail the drift test should be marked with a
red paint band on either side where the drift is sticking
and then laid aside for further investigation. Label the
pipe No drift to avoid confusion with other types of
damage.
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Cleaning
1. Clean connections using one of the following
methods:
A non-metallic brush and cleaning solvent.
Steam cleaning with water and cleaning solvent.
A rotary bristle brush with high pressure water jet and
cleaning solvents.
High pressure water blast.
2. Diesel and oil-based products are not
recommended as cleaning solvents, as it is difficult
to remove them from the threads and they can affect
running compound lubrication.
3. Wipe or blow out solvents and/or water from the
thread roots and from the bottom of the box. In
freezing temperatures, ensure that no moisture remains
on the connection as ice may prevent proper seal and
shoulder engagement during make-up.
API standard drift mandrel size (min.)
CASING AND LINERS
Smaller than 9 5/8
9 5/8 to 13 3/8
Larger than 13 3/8
TUBING
2 7/8and smaller
3 1/2and larger
d - 1/8
d - 5/32
d - 3/16

d - 3/32
d - 1/8
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305
305

1,067
1,067
d - 3.18
d - 3.97
d - 4.76

d - 2.38
d - 3.18
PRODUCTS & SIZES
inch mm inch mm
LENGTH DIAMETER
D= NOMINAL PIPE BODY INTERNAL DIAMETER
CHECK TABLES C.28 AND E.28 IN THE LAST VERSION OF API 5CT
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Inspecting
1. Only Tenaris plants and authorized repair facilities
make genuine TenarisHydril connections, identified by
the stencil on the pipe body. Most genuine threads
also have a low stress roller mark on the pin and box
connections. In case of doubt, contact your local
Tenaris representative.
2. Place pipes so that the joints can be rolled 360
degrees to facilitate complete cleaning and inspection.
3. Inspect all connections for damage, such as
out-of-round, handling damage, thread damage,
dents, mashed areas, rust and scaling. Seal areas must
be free of longitudinal or transverse cuts, scratches,
corrosion pitting, rust and scaling. Segregate and label
properly all pipes with suspected connection damage.
Further evaluation and hand repair must be
performed by a Tenaris field service specialist.
Connection preparation
1. Handle all pipes with the right thread protectors in
place.
2. API-Modified running compound is recommended
for Group 1 and Group 2 connections. To check
whether a particular thread compound works
with a specific connection, contact
fieldservices@tenaris.com
3. Use a thermal grade running compound when the
service temperature exceeds 250F / 120C.
4. Use an Arctic-grade running compound in freezing
temperatures. The compound should be free of water
and ice particles and kept warm in the dog house or
with a warming device.
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5. Running compound must be homogenized prior
to use. Never use a running compound that has
reached its expiry date, as its lubrication properties
may have been affected.
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FOR SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS, SEE RUNNING AND THREAD LOCK
COMPOUND APPLICATION SECTION
Running
EQUIPMENT / SERVICE TOOLS
1. Use slip-type elevators for integral and special
clearance coupled connections. Do not set elevators
on the upset or connection area.
2. Collar-type elevators may be used with coupled
connections.
PRE-RUNNING
Running compound
application.
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3. When using collar-type elevators on integral
connections or special clearance coupled connections,
the bored ID of the elevators should be able to pass
over the box connection OD and shoulder onto a lift
plug. An internal diameter of approximately 0.5%
more than the section OD is recommended.
4. Do not use bottleneck elevators.
5. Preferably use single-joint elevators as they improve
stabbing alignment and promote safer operations.
When running integral or special clearance coupled
connections, ensure elevators are bored to the
appropriate diameter and used in conjunction with a
handling plug.
6. Check for traveling block and rotary hole alignment.
7. Power tongs are required for final torque
application. Dies that are improperly mounted or
poorly maintained can damage the pipe body. Torque
measurement equipment must be calibrated by tubular
running company and documentation provided at
work site.
8. Use a torque-turn monitoring system for
Group 1 connections. Torque turn equipment is
not necessary for the proper make-up of Group 2
connections. Every time torque-turn equipment is used,
verify the calibration dates on load cells.
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Handling
1. Handle all pipes with adequate thread protectors
in place.
2. If pipes are to be left on the rack for an extended
period of time prior to running, apply a suitable
compound to the thread and seal areas. Verify
manufacturers specifications before use as running
compounds do not normally have corrosion protection
properties. In doubt, use storage compound. Place
dry, clean and damage-free thread protectors on all
connections.
3. Re-inspect connections if there is any accidental
mishandling.
4. Before rolling or hoisting integral connection joints,
install a handling plug in the box end and ensure
pin-end protectors are in place. Boxes that will not
accept a handling plug should be set aside.
5. Special care should be taken with CRA and sour
service materials to avoid pipe surface damage.
Stabbing
1. Do not remove the pin thread protector until
the pin is hanging in the derrick and the joint is
ready to stab to prevent damage from accidental
mishandling.
2. For integral connections, remove the handling plug
when the box end is suspended in the rotary table.
3. Clean and re-inspect the connections if in doubt.
Check centerlines of the suspended pin over the box,
and adjust if necessary (FIG. 1).
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4. Verify that the amount and distribution of
running compound complies with the Running and
Thread Lock Compound Application section. Ensure
the running compound is kept free of contaminants.
Excess compound should be removed.
5. Use a stabbing guide on the box end.
6. If an automated pipe racking system is not used,
ensure the pin is stabbed vertically with the assistance
of someone on the stabbing board and lower joint
taking care to avoid damaging connections.
7. If an error occurs when stabbing, or the pipe tilts to
one side after stabbing, pick up and clean connections,
then inspect and repair as required. Do not roll pin into
box if an error occurs when stabbing.
YES NO
1. ALIGNMENT
The pipe should be aligned
with the coupling axis.
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Make-up
1. Updated torque values for TenarisHydril connections
can be found on our website.
Data Sheets:
http://premiumconnectiondata.tenaris.com/index.php
Torque Tables:
http://www.tenaris.com/en/Products/
PremiumConnections/TorqueTables.aspx
1.1. When combining different weights
(e.g., 5 15 lb/ft with 5 18 lb/ft) or different
grades (e.g., L80 with P110) verify the
compatibility of connections and define the
torque to be applied as follows:
For all Group 1 connections and any shouldered
Group 2 connections (SLX

, MACII,
TenarisXP BTC, PH6, PH4, and CS

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use the lower of the two torque values.
For any Group 2 Wedge Series 500
and Wedge Series 600 connection use
the higher of the two torque values.
1.2. When making up accessories:
Verify that both the power tong and back-up tong are
of the correct diameter and can grip properly. Incorrect
tong dies or size can deform or damage the pipe body.
Use torque values as described in point 1.1. above.
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NOTE: FOR ACCESSORIES MANUFACTURED IN A MATERIAL AND WALL
THICKNESS VERY DIFFERENT TO THE PIPE TO WHICH IT WILL BE ASSEMBLED
TO, PLEASE CONTACT US AT FIELDSERVICES@TENARIS.COM
2. Do not use pipe wrenches, rig tongs and spinning
chains for final torque application.
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NOTE: GIVEN THE VARIOUS SHAPES AND SIZES OF TUBULAR ACCESSORIES,
RIG TONGS MAY NEED TO BE EMPLOYED. DURING MAKE-UP ACCURATE
TORQUE MEASURING EQUIPMENT MUST BE USED.
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3. Use power tongs to obtain the final recommended
torque values. Torque values of Data Sheets may
need to be adjusted considering the friction factor
of running compounds if it is different to 1.
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NOTE: FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON MAKE-UP PARAMETERS, PLEASE
REFER TO MAKE-UP ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA SECTION.
4. During make-up, the pipe must be vertical and
allowed to spin freely, which may require slacking off
or the elevator to be unlatched.
5. The power tong lead line should be attached to a
back-up post, leveled and positioned at a 90 angle to
the power tongs (FIG. 1 AND 2).
6. For integral connections, do not latch back-up
tongs over the box ends. For threaded and coupled
connections this practice is not recommended, as this
greatly increases the risk of galling the connection. Do
not use pipe wrenches as back-up tongs as they may
damage the pipe body.
7. Use full wrap-around back-ups on thin-walled
or plastic-coated pipe to reduce the possibility of
damaging either pipe or coating.
8. Maximum rotation speeds must not exceed 15 RPM
during spin-in nor 5 RPM for final make-up in
low gear.
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NOTE: WHEN THREAD LOCKING, MAKE-UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
USING LOW RPM IN LOW GEAR, AND CHECK FINAL MAKE-UP POSITION.
REFER TO MAKE-UP ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA SECTION.
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1
POWER TONG TORQUE
LOAD CELL
CLOSE AS PRACTICAL
90
90
SHORT AS PRACTICAL
2
MAKE-UP
1. Power tong, upper view.
2. Load cell installation, side view.
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9. Monitor the rotation speed for irregularities.
Irregular speeds may indicate connection misalignment.
Joints made up at irregular speeds should be backed
out and inspected for possible damage.
10. If the pipe has a tendency to wobble greatly during
make-up due to harmonics, wind or rig motion, reduce
the make-up rotation speed to prevent damage.
11. If excessive wobbling persists despite reduced
rotation speed, stop using the power tong for
spinning in. Check running compound distribution
and walk the connection in with a strap wrench.
When hand-tight, apply the power tong to reach target
torque and monitor make-up graph evolution.
12. Power tongs should be in low gear at
approximately one turn prior to connection
shouldering.
When using connections with installed rings for
CB

or FGL options, run in low gear throughout


the make-up in order to prevent ring displacement.

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13. For connections from Wedge Series
500, use the following procedure on the
first joint.
13.1. Make up the first joint to the specified
target torque and relax the tongs.
13.2. Draw a longitudinal line across the pin
and box and reapply the target torque as
indicated in the Data Sheet.
13.3. If the drawn line does not move more
than after the second torque application,
continue running the rest of the string
normally using the specified target torque.
13.4. If the drawn line moves more than
after the second torque application, this
indicates that a portion of the torque was
absorbed by other variables in the make-up
system. If this occurs, follow these steps:
Increase the target torque by 15% and
reapply the torque.
Draw a second line and apply the original,
specified target torque.
If the second drawn line does not move
more than , continue running the rest
of the string normally using the 15%
higher target torque.
If the second drawn line moves more than
, recheck the alignment, dope application
and tong function, then continue to repeat
this procedure from step 13.2 above until the
drawn line does not move more than .
It is best practice to repeat this procedure
if the tongs are changed out during the
running of the pipe.
Sufficient torque must be reached
to ensure that it is not lost to other
variables in the make-up system such
as rig motion, misalignment or tong
inconsistencies.
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14. Make up connections to the target torque. Only
for Wedge Series 500 connection sizes 10 3/4
and larger: either apply the target torque twice or
hold the torque for several seconds.
For Wedge Series 500 connection sizes smaller than
10 3/4, and Wedge Series 600 connections in all
sizes, apply target torque only once without holding.
15. Always check that make-up acceptance criteria
are met.
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NOTE: REFER TO MAKE-UP ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA SECTION.
16. During temperatures at freezing or below,
maximum make-up torque may be needed to
overcome running compound viscosity and ensure
the right make-up.
17. When using tubing as a workstring or test string,
make up the first one or two turns by hand to extend
the life of the connection.
18. If making up the pipe from racked back stands,
it is best practice to re-tong all connections before
running downhole. This will ensure no loose joint
goes into the hole.

Lowering
1. Pick up and lower pipes carefully. Be careful when
setting floor slips to avoid shock-loading the string.
2. Ensure the elevator slips are set well below the
connection area.
3. If possible keep the handling plug in the box
connection until the joint is lowered and set in the
floor slips. The plug will help keep drilling mud off the
thread and seal areas if overflow occurs.
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4. If fill-up is required during running, the handling
plug should be left installed in the box to prevent the
fill-up hose from damaging box threads and seals.
5. Do not hammer on the box to break the handling
plug free, as this may damage the connection. If
necessary, hammer on the handling plug flange.
Pulling
BREAK-OUT
1. A weight compensator should be used to avoid
thread damage.
2. Use power tongs in low gear to break out
connections.
3. Do not hammer on connections to assist breakout as
this may damage the pipe or connections.
4. During breakout and spinout, the pipe must
be vertical and allowed to spin freely, which may
necessitate slacking off or unlatching elevators.
5. To break out a Group 1 coupled connection, the
back-up tongs must be set on the mill side of the
coupling, leaving the field side free to disengage (FIG. 1).
For Group 2 coupled connections, placing the back-up
tongs on the pipe body below the coupling will extend
connection life. Coupling turn should not occur due to
the higher buck on torque applied to the mill end.
If gripping the coupling cannot be avoided, use a full
wraparound back-up tong and grip the coupling
as close to the pipe end as possible. The back-ups must
be released as soon as the field end is disengaged,
and re-set on the pipe body for spin out completion
if necessary.
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6. Rotation speed should not exceed 15 RPM.
7. Excess torque during break-out or irregular rotation
speed indicate poor alignment that may cause damage.
Any rotational movement should be stopped until the
cause is determined and corrected.
8. Exercise care when lifting the pin out of the box.
Maintaining breakout rotation and keeping the pin
centered in the box when disengaging can prevent
thread hang-up and damage. The use of a stabbing
guide will help in this process.

POWER TONG
FIELD
SIDE
MILL
SIDE
BACK UP TONG
1. BREAK OUT
Tongs positioning for breaking
out of Group 1 coupled
connections.
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Standing back / laying down
1. Clean all pipes thoroughly to remove corrosive fluids
from the internal bore and inspect as soon as possible.
2. Handle all pipes with protectors in place.
3. Using a mustache brush, re-distribute the existing
running compound on the connection when standing
back for extended periods.
4. Install a clean, undamaged thread protector to the
pin end and stand back on platform. The protector
should be on straight and tight.
5. Tubing set back in the derrick must be properly
supported with a bellyband to prevent excessive
bending.
6. When pulling out a workstring, and in order to
extend the service life of the connections, break out a
different joint every 3 round trips.
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End of job / storage
1. Clean any used connections to remove dope, mud
and corrosive fluids, using the methods described in
the cleaning section, on page 16.
2. Inspect cleaned connections for apparent damages.
3. Apply a corrosion-inhibiting storage compound on
clean and dry pin and box connections when storing.
Install clean, undamaged thread protectors.
4. Rejected connections must be properly marked.
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NOTE: DAMAGED AND REJECTED CONNECTIONS ALSO REQUIRE
PROTECTION. AFTER INSPECTION, THE DAMAGE MAY BE
FIELD-REPAIRABLE. FAILURE TO APPLY PROTECTORS OR STORAGE
COMPOUND MAY RENDER THE CONNECTIONS UNSUITABLE FOR REPAIR
AND THE WHOLE JOINT AS SCRAP.
Technical
Recommendations
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Pipe identification
Pipe manufacturers apply color bands to pipe body
and couplings to help identify different steel grades
from a distance.

In addition to color bands, the stencils on the pipe
body and couplings provide information on the
tubular product and its manufacturing process
(e.g., dimensions, material, threaded connection, test
pressure, if seamless or welded, manufacturing mill,
heat number, etc).
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NOTE: COLOR BANDS MAY ALSO BE APPLIED ACCORDING
TO CUSTOMER SPECIFICATIONS. THE TABLES GIVEN BELOW DO NOT
APPLY TO THESE CASES.
Color codes for API grades

White

Black
Bright
Green
Bright
Green
Bright
Green
Red
Black
Bright
Green
Bright
Green
Bright
Green
Red

Bright
Green

STEEL
GRADES
COUPLING
(**)
COLOR CODE PIPE BODY
Bands
1 st. 1 st. 2 nd. 2 nd. 3 rd.
Body Bands
H40 (*)

J55 tubing

J55 casing

K55

N80 1
(*) Optional: bare
(**) Special-clearance coupling also has a black band.
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(**) Special-clearance coupling also has a black band.
STEEL
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COUPLING
(**)
COLOR CODE PIPE BODY
Bands
1 st. 1 st. 2 nd. 2 nd. 3 rd.
Body Bands
Green
Brown
Yellow

Yellow

Yellow

Brown

Yellow
Green
Brown

Brown

Red
Red
Silver
Purple
Purple
Silver
Silver
Brown
White
White
Orange
Orange
Orange
Orange
Red
Red
Red
Purple
Purple
Silver
Silver
Brown
White
White
Orange
Orange
Orange
Orange
Bright
Green
Brown
Brown

Yellow

Yellow

Brown

Yellow
Green
Brown

Yellow

Brown

N80 Q
L80 1
L80 13Cr
C90 1

C90 2
T95 1
T95 2
R95
P110
C110
Q125 1
Q125 2
Q125 3
Q125 4
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STEEL
GRADES
COUPLING COLOR CODE PIPE BODY
Bands
1 st. 1 st. 2 nd. 2 nd. 3 rd.
Body Bands
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Purple
Orange
Blue
Purple
Orange
Silver
Pink
Blue
Blue
Orange
Pink
Blue
Brown

Sky
Blue

Sky
Blue

Yellow
Blue

Sky
Blue
Yellow
Blue

Pink
Pink
Pink
Brown
Brown
Brown
Brown
Brown
Brown
White
White
White
White
White
Blue
Purple
Orange
Blue
Purple
Orange
Silver
Pink
Blue
Blue
Orange
Pink
Blue
Brown
Pink
Pink
Sky
Blue
Brown
Brown
Sky
Blue
Brown
Yellow
Blue
White
Sky
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Yellow
Blue
White

Pink

Brown

Brown
Brown

White
White
White

TN 80S
TN 90S
TN 95S
TN 80SS
TN 90SS
TN 95SS
TN 100SS
TN 110SS
TN 125SS
TN 80HC
TN 95HC
TN 110HC
TN 125HC
TN 140HC
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STEEL
GRADES
COUPLING COLOR CODE PIPE BODY
Bands
1 st. 1 st. 2 nd. 2 nd. 3 rd.
Body Bands

Blue
Orange

Pink
Blue
Brown
Red
Pink
Sky
Blue
Gray
Blue
Orange

Sky
Blue

Yellow
Brown

Red

Gray

Sky
Blue
White
Orange
Silver
Silver
Silver
Silver
Sky
Blue
Sky
Blue
Sky
Blue
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
White
Orange
Blue
Orange
Silver
Pink
Blue
Brown
Red
Pink
Sky
Blue
Gray
Blue
Orange

Silver
Sky
Blue
Silver
Yellow
Brown
Sky
Blue
Red
Green
Green
Gray
Green
Sky
Blue

Silver

Silver
Sky
Blue

Sky
Blue

Green

Green
P110-IC
P110-ICY
Q125-IC
Q125-ICY
TN 80HS
TN 95HS
TN 100HS
TN 110HS
TN 135DW
TN 140DW
TN 150DW
TN 55CS
TN 70CS
TN 75CS
TN 80Cr3
TN 95Cr3
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STEEL
GRADES
COUPLING COLOR CODE PIPE BODY
Bands
1 st. 1 st. 2 nd. 2 nd. 3 rd.
Body Bands
Pink
Pink
Blue
Orange
Pink
Blue

Pink
Blue
Red
Purple
Yellow

Sky
Blue
Yellow
Blue

Green
Violet
Violet
Violet
Violet
Violet

Red
Red
Gray
Gray
Pink
Pink
Blue
Orange
Pink
Blue
Pink
Yellow
Pink
Sky
Blue
Pink
Blue
Gray
Gray
Yellow
Violet
Violet
Sky
Blue
Yellow
Blue
Pink
Blue
Yellow
Yellow
Red
Red

Green

Violet
Violet
Violet
Yellow
Yellow

Red
Purple
TN 110Cr3
TN 55LT
TN 80LT
TN 95LT
TN 110LT
TN 125LT
TN 35HD (*)
TN 45HD (*)
TN 60HD (*)
TN 70HD (*)
TN 55TH
TN 80TH
TN 80Cr13
TN 85Cr13
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STEEL
GRADES
COUPLING COLOR CODE PIPE BODY
Bands
1 st. 1 st. 2 nd. 2 nd. 3 rd.
Body Bands
Brown
Orange
Pink
Orange
Pink
Blue

Sky
Blue
Yellow
Sky
Blue
Yellow
Blue
Gray
Light
Brown
Light
Brown
Bright
Green
Bright
Green
Bright
Green
Gray
Orange
Pink
Orange
Pink
Blue

Sky
Blue
Yellow
Sky
Blue
Yellow
Blue
Brown
Light
Brown
Light
Brown
Bright
Green
Bright
Green
Bright
Green
TN 95Cr13
TN 95Cr13M
TN 110Cr13M
TN 95Cr13S
TN 110Cr13S
TN 125Cr13S
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Marking API threaded pipe
HARD STAMP
TAT: TenarisAlgoma
5CT: API specification
8/1: 2008 Q1
53.5: Mass designation
P: Grade
S: Seamless
PIPE STENCIL
Manufacturer
Manufacturing
specification
API monogram
Date of manufacture
OD
Mass designation
Grade
Process of manufacture
Hydrostatic test pressure
Thread type
Drift diameter if
alternative drift
Customer brand
Heat number
Pipe number
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NOTE: THE PIPE MARKING SHOWN IS ONLY AN EXAMPLE.
SOME DIFFERENCES MAY BE OBSERVED DEPENDING ON WHERE
PRODUCTS ARE MANUFACTURED.
Marking premium threaded pipe
HARD STAMP / STENCIL
COUPLING
TTM: TenarisTamsa
5CT: API specification
0124: API licence number
4/1: 2004 Q1
SF: Special end-finish
53.5: Mass designation
P: Grade
S: Seamless
TSH MS: Thread type
PIPE STENCIL
Manufacturer
Manufacturing
specification
API monogram
Date of manufacture
Special end-finish
OD
Mass designation
Grade
Process of manufacture
Hydrostatic test pressure
Drift diameter
if alternative drift
Thread type
Customer brand / PO
number
Heat number
Pipe number
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Tenaris mills marking codes
PRODUCTION UNIT WHITE INK STENCIL
SIDERCA ARGENTINA
SIAT VA ARGENTINA
CONFAB BRAZIL
TUBO CARIBE COLOMBIA
TAMSA MEXICO
ALGOMA CANADA
PRUDENTIAL CANADA
CONROE USA
HICKMAN USA
COUNCE USA
DALMINE ITALY
SILCOTUB ROMANIA
NKTUBES JAPAN
SPIJ INDONESIA
HARD STAMP
Tenaris SD
Tenaris VA
Tenaris CF
Tenaris TC
Tenaris TM
Tenaris AT
Tenaris PS
Tenaris CR
Tenaris HK
Tenaris CN
Tenaris DL
Tenaris SL
Tenaris NKKtubes
Tenaris SPIJ
TSD
TVA
TCF
TTC
TTM
TAT
TPS
TCR
THK
TCN
TDL
TSL
TNK
TIJ
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Handling and Care
of Pipes
and Connections
These guidelines are for the general care and handling
of TenarisHydril connections and pipes at the well site
to ensure their optimum performance. All queries
should be sent to fieldservices@tenaris.com.
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NOTE: REFER TO API RECOMMENDED PRACTICE 5C1.
Pipe handling
1. Carefully place the pipes on the racks when they
arrive at the well site.
2. Pipes manufactured in CRA, High Chrome
grades or Sour Service grades (TN S, TN SS,
TN HS) must be handled as follows:
2.1. In bundles using the appropriate slings,
before placing individually on the racks with
non-metallic slings. Do not use steel wire
slings as these may affect pipe performance
during service.
2.2. Do not use steel hooks.
2.3. If using forklifts at any stage, ensure the
forks are adequately padded to avoid sharp
edges or bulges.
2.4. Use crow bars made of wood rather
than steel, or other non-metallic soft material
to move this type of pipe.
2.5. Take all precautions to prevent
aggressive contact with carbon steel.
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3. If damage has been caused to the pipe or
connections, the pipe should be clearly identified /
labeled, and set aside for further examination.
4. Only move the pipe when the correct thread
protectors have been securely installed. Ensure
all relevant precautions are taken to avoid damage
to either pipe body or connections.
5. Only use protectors that correspond to the threaded
pin/box ends. The use of incorrect protectors may
damage the connections.
Pipe storage at rig site
1. For all steel grades: stack pipes on wooden batons
and avoid contact between pipe bodies by aligning
at least three rows of wooden spacers perpendicular
to the length of the pipe between layers.
2. Stack pipes so as to avoid any bending during
storage.
3. For best results, ensure the stack of pipes is at least
1.5 ft (46 cm) above the ground to protect them from
moisture.
4. Use bumper rings for pipes with flush and/or near flush
connections to limit the chances of damaging the ends.
5. Do not mix pipes of different grades when storing,
as this makes it more difficult to locate them for
pre-running inspections and can lead to grade mixing
in the well.
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Pipe measuring
Remove protectors for measuring then reinstall
immediately after measuring each pipe (FIG. 1).
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NOTE: TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE REDUCTION IN LENGTH ENSUING
FROM MAKE-UP LOSS WHEN DETERMINING THE EFFECTIVE LENGTH
OF EACH PIPE.
Protectors
1. Stack protectors on a clean, dry surface as they are
removed and ensure they are not contaminated by
debris, corrosive fluids or water.
2. If debris or fluid contaminate the protectors, they
should be thoroughly cleaned and dried prior to
re-installation on the connections (FIG. 2).
1. MEASURING
Be sure to use the effective
length of each pipe to be
run into the hole.
EL = TL - MUL
MAKE-UP
LOSS (MUL)
TOTAL LENGTH (TL)
EFFECTIVE LENGTH (EL)
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Cleaning
1. Storage compounds do not have the
right lubrication properties for making
up connections. It is very important to
completely remove storage compound and
clean connections prior to running.
2. Cleaning of the connections to remove storage
compound should be carried out as close to the time of
running as possible.
3. Only clean connections with fresh water or cleaning
solvent which does not leave any residue when mixed
with water. Do not use diesel or oily solvents, as
these are difficult to remove from the threads and
affect running compound lubrication.
4. Dry the clean connections using compressed air then
reinstall clean, dry protectors.
5. If possible only remove protectors and clean
connections on one row of pipes at a time prior to hoisting
to the rig floor. This avoids exposing the complete
string to the elements if there are delays in running.
2. HANDLING
Proper handling and care
reduces damage on pipes and
connections.
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6. If clean connections are left exposed for over 12
hours, apply a light oil to the connections with a spray
or soft brush and install clean, dry protectors.
7. The lightly-oiled connections can then be lifted to
the rig floor to remove the protectors. Wipe off the
oil (wash it off if possible) before applying running
compound prior to running.
8. If connections need to be exposed for over 24 hours,
apply a suitable storage compound and install clean,
dry protectors. Ensure storage compound is completely
removed before applying running compound prior to
running.
Surplus pipe
1. Once running is completed, immediately clean all
remaining connections and dry using compressed air.
Then apply the appropriate storage compound to the
entire thread and seal area of the connections.
2. Ensure enough storage compound is applied to
protect the entire thread and seal area.
3. Ensure no corrosive fluids, debris or water come into
contact with the connection during transportation and/
or storage.
4. Clean protectors thoroughly to remove all debris
and corrosive fluids, then dry before reinstalling on
connections.
5. Ensure connections are clean, the right
storage compound applied and clean,
dry protectors installed before back-loading
the pipes.
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Pulled pipe
1. Thoroughly clean the inside and outside of all
pipes pulled from the hole after running using a high-
pressure wash-down gun and fresh water. Dry the clean
connections and completely coat with the appropriate
storage compound. Install clean, dry protectors before
transportation to an inspection facility.
2. Clean thoroughly any connections which have come
into contact with completion fluid.
3. When the pulled pipe is racked back in stands to be
re-run later:
3.1. Thoroughly clean connections and the inside and
outside of the pipe body with high-pressure water jets
and allow to drain as much as possible.
3.2. Dry pin connections on the bottom of the stands
and apply running compound.
3.3. Install open (driftable) pin end protectors to allow
water to drain. Alternatively, regular protectors with a
hole drilled in the bottom can be used. Use composite
thread pin protectors for heavy pipe as plastic
protectors may split/break due to the weight.
3.4. The excess compound must be removed after the
stand is picked up before running again.
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Running and Thread
Lock Compounds
Application
The recommendations in this section apply to Group 1
and Group 2 connections in both carbon steel and high
chrome materials.
For high chrome grades, further details are provided
in the Chrome Running Guidelines section.
For connections with Dopeless

Technology,
refer to the Dopeless

Technology Running
Guidelines section.
API-Modified running compound is recommended
for Group 1 and Group 2 connections. To check
whether a particular compound works with a specific
connection, contact fieldservices@tenaris.com
Follow these steps carefully to ensure the successful
performance of the connection.
1. Storage compound must be thoroughly
removed from the connection before applying running
or thread lock compounds.
2. Keep the running compound well mixed and stir
thoroughly before using. If the compound is too thick,
due to low external temperatures, it can be warmed up
to a maximum of 30 C for mixing.
Never use oil or solvent to dilute compound.
Never use a running compound that has reached
its expiry date, as its lubrication properties might
have been affected.
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3. Keep the running compound container covered
in order to avoid contamination from dust, water
or other substances.
4. Use new brushes with a clean soft bristle; never
use metallic brushes or spatulas to apply running
compound.
It is practical to use a mustache-type brush for the box
end and a plain type brush for the pin end.
5. Thread compound should be applied as a continuous
film covering the different zones detailed in this section
for each connection. The thread form outline should be
clearly visible.
6. For Wedge Series 500 and 600 connections:
if pipes arrive with running compound already applied,
the boxes should be thoroughly cleaned and excess
compound removed from the pins. This is essential to
the smooth performance of the connections.

7. In the following illustrations, running compound is
shown in black and thread lock compound in grey.
PIN
BOX METAL TO METAL SEAL
THREAD FORM TORQUE SHOULDER
CONNECTION PROFILE
Main features.
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Running compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials
Blue

PIN
Apply an even coat
of running compound
to the full thread area,
covering the seal surface
and pin nose.
BOX
Apply a thin even coat
of running compound
covering the full thread
area, the seal surface
and torque shoulder.
Use approximately half
the amount of running
compound applied to the
pin. Do not fill dope
pocket.
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Thread lock compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials
PIN
Apply thread lock
compound only to the
first two-thirds of the pin
threads near the pipe end,
excluding the seal area.
A uniform coat should be
applied all round (360).
Do not apply thread
lock compound on
either seal or pin nose.
BOX
Apply running compound
all round the internal seal
of the box (360). Do not
fill dope pocket.
Blue

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Running compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials
Blue

Thermal Liner
PIN
Apply a thin even coat
of running compound
covering the full thread
area and pin nose.
BOX
Apply an even coat of
running compound,
covering the full thread
area and torque shoulder.
Use approximately half
the amount of running
compound as applied to
the pin.
56
Thread lock compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials
PIN
Apply thread lock
compound only to
the first two-thirds
of the pin threads
near the pipe end.
A uniform coat
should be applied
all round (360).
BOX
Do not apply any
compound.
Blue

Thermal Liner
R
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N
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A
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PIN
Apply running
compound to threads,
seals and pin nose.
BOX
Apply running
compound to internal
and external seals.
Running compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials
Blue

Near Flush
58
Thread lock compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials
PIN
Apply thread lock
compound to the first
half of each threaded
section close to the pin
end. Apply running
compound to the
external seal.
BOX
Apply a thin even coat
of running compound
to the internal seal at
the back of the box.
Blue

Near Flush
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N
N
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M
A
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A
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A
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A
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C
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P
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A
P
P
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I
C
A
T
I
O
N
Running compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials
ER
PIN
Apply a thin even coat
of running compound
covering the full thread
area and pin nose.
BOX
Apply an even coat of
running compound,
covering the full thread
area and torque shoulder.
Use approximately half
the amount of running
compound as applied to
the pin.
60
Thread lock compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials
PIN
Apply thread lock
compound only to
the first two-thirds
of the pin threads
near the pipe end.
A uniform coat
should be applied
all round (360).
BOX
Do not apply any
compound.
ER
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N
N
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M
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A
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A
P
P
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A
T
I
O
N
Running compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials
TenarisXP Buttress
PIN
Apply a thin even coat
of running compound
covering the full thread
area and pin nose.
BOX
Apply an even coat of
running compound,
covering the full thread
area and torque shoulder.
Use approximately half
the amount of running
compound as applied to
the pin.
62
Thread lock compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials
PIN
Apply thread lock
compound only to
the first two-thirds
of the pin threads
near the pipe end.
A uniform coat
should be applied
all round (360).
BOX
Do not apply any
compound.
TenarisXP Buttress
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N
N
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M
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A
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P
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A
P
P
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A
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I
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N
Wedge Series 500
PIN
Apply a thin, even coat
of running compound
(thread form should be
visible) to the entire pin
thread and seal areas.
BOX
Do not apply running
compound.
Running compound application
Carbon steel grades
TENARISHYDRIL
WEDGE 533
TM
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Running compound application
High chrome materials
PIN
Apply a thin, even coat
of running compound
(thread form should be
visible) to the entire pin
thread and seal areas.
BOX
Apply a very thin layer
of running compound
to thread and seals.
TENARISHYDRIL
WEDGE 533
TM
Wedge Series 500
65
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N
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A
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A
P
P
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I
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A
T
I
O
N
Thread lock compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials
PIN
Apply thread lock
compound to top-half
of pin thread only,
approximately 3 to 4
threads.
BOX
Apply running compound
to the metal seal area and
the last threads at the
back of the box.
TENARISHYDRIL
WEDGE 533
TM
Wedge Series 500
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Running compound application
Carbon steel grades
PIN
Apply a thin, even coat
of running compound
(thread form should be
visible) to the entire pin
thread and seal areas.
BOX
Do not apply running
compound.
Wedge 625
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N
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M
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A
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C
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P
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N
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A
P
P
L
I
C
A
T
I
O
N
Running compound application
High chrome materials
PIN
Apply a thin, even coat
of running compound
(thread form should be
visible) to the entire pin
thread and seal areas.
BOX
Apply a very thin layer
of running compound
to thread and seal.
Wedge 625
68
Thread lock compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials
PIN
Apply thread lock
compound to the larger
(wider) step of the pin
thread do NOT apply
thread lock compound
to the seal area.
BOX
Apply running
compound to the metal
seal area and the full
smaller (narrower) step
of the box threads.
Wedge 625
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N
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P
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A
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I
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N
Running compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials
MS
PIN
Apply a thin even coat
of running compound
covering the full thread
area, the seal surface
and pin nose.
BOX
Apply an even coat of
running compound
covering the full thread
area, the seal surface
and torque shoulder.
Use approximately half
the amount of running
compound applied to
the pin.
70
Thread lock compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials
PIN
Apply thread lock
compound only to the
first two-thirds of the
pin threads near the
pipe end, excluding the
seal area. A uniform
coat should be applied
all round (360). Do
not apply thread lock
compound on either
seal or pin nose.
BOX
Apply running
compound
to the internal seal
of the box.
MS
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N
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M
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A
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A
P
P
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A
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N
Running compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials
3SB
PIN
Apply a thin even coat
of running compound
covering the full thread
area, the seal surface
and pin nose.
BOX
Apply an even coat of
running compound
covering the full thread
area, the seal surface
and torque shoulder.
Use approximately half
the amount of running
compound applied to
the pin.
72
Thread lock compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials
PIN
Apply thread lock
compound only to the
first two-thirds of the
pin threads near the
pipe end, excluding the
seal area. A uniform
coat should be applied
all round (360). Do
not apply thread lock
compound on either
seal or pin nose.
BOX
Apply running
compound
to the internal seal
of the box.
3SB
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N
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M
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A
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P
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A
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N
Running compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials
HW
PIN
Apply a thin even coat
of running compound
covering the full thread
area, the seal surface
and pin nose.
BOX
Apply an even coat of
running compound
covering the full thread
area, the seal surface
and torque shoulder.
Use approximately half
the amount of running
compound applied to
the pin.
74
Thread lock compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials
PIN
Apply thread lock
compound only to the
first two-thirds of the
pin threads near the
pipe end, excluding the
seal area. A uniform
coat should be applied
all round (360). Do
not apply thread lock
compound on either
seal or pin nose.
BOX
Apply running
compound
to the internal seal
of the box.
HW
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N
N
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M
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A
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T
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L
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C
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A
P
P
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A
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I
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N
Running compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials
PJD
PIN
Apply a thin even coat
of running compound
covering the full thread
area, seal surface and
pin nose.
BOX
Apply an even coat of
running compound
covering the full thread
area, seal surface and
torque shoulder.
76
Running compound application
Carbon steel
SLX

PIN
Apply a thin, even coat
of running compound
(thread form should be
visible) to the entire pin
thread and seal areas.
BOX
Do not apply running
compound.
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N
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M
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SLX

Running compound application


High chrome materials
PIN
Apply a thin, even coat
of running compound
(thread form should be
visible) to the entire pin
thread and seal areas.
BOX
Apply a very thin layer
of running compound
to thread and seals.
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BOX
Apply running
compound on the
smallest step of
the box threads
and seal.
PIN
Apply thread lock
compound to the large
step of the pin thread
only.
Thread lock compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials
SLX

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N
N
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M
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A
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A
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N
Running compound application
Carbon seel
MACII
PIN
Apply a thin, even coat
of running compound
(thread form should be
visible) to the entire pin
thread and seal areas
BOX
Do not apply running
compound.
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Running compound application
High chrome materials
PIN
Apply a thin, even coat
of running compound
(thread form should be
visible) to the entire pin
thread and seal areas
BOX
Apply a very thin layer
of running compound to
thread and seals.
MACII
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A
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A
P
P
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A
T
I
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N
Thread lock compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials
PIN
Apply thread lock
compound to the large
step of the pin thread
only. Apply running
compound to the
external seal area.
BOX
Apply running compound
on the smallest step of
the box threads and seal.
MACII
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Running compound application
Carbon steel
CS

, PH4 and PH6


PIN
Apply a thin, even coat
of running compound
(thread form should be
visible) to the entire pin
thread and seal areas.
BOX
Do not apply running
compound.
TENARISHYDRIL
PH4
TM
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A
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P
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N
CS

, PH4 and PH6


Running compound application
High chrome materials
PIN
Apply a thin, even coat
of running compound
(thread form should be
visible) to the entire pin
thread and seal areas.
BOX
Apply a very thin layer
of running compound to
thread and seals.
TENARISHYDRIL
PH4
TM
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Make-up
Acceptance Criteria
These guidelines indicate the acceptance and rejection
criteria to be used when making up TenarisHydril
connections at the well site. The same criteria apply
for any specific TenarisHydril connection either in
the regular or in the Dopeless

version.
Highly recommended: Use of a torque vs. turn
monitoring system for Group 1 connections.
A torque vs. turn system is not necessary for Group
2 connections, as long as all other recommendations
are correctly followed. Verify validity of calibration
dates on load cells every time torque vs. turn
equipment is used.
Unless otherwise stated, torque values published in
TenarisHydril Data Sheets are for pipe-in-pipe make-up
with a running compound having a torque factor of 1.
Use of other compounds may result in higher or lower
torque values.
NOTE: FOR ACCESSORIES WHOSE WALL THICKNESS IS SIGNIFICANTLY
DIFFERENT FROM THE PIPE ON WHICH THEY ARE BEING MADE UP,
TORQUE VALUES MAY VARY FROM THOSE PUBLISHED. IN THESE
SITUATIONS PLEASE CONTACT FIELDSERVICES@TENARIS.COM
OR FOLLOW THE ADVISE OF THE ONSITE TENARIS FIELD SERVICE
SPECIALISTS.
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Group 1 Connections
TURN MEASUREMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Use a turn transducer device independent from the
power tongs.
2. Perform a test to ensure that one turn of the
transducer device indicates one turn on the graph.
3. Use a turn transducer that can deliver preferably
1,000 pulses per turn for an accurate reading.
TIME MEASUREMENT
Time measurement is useful but not necessary for
monitoring the make-up of TenarisHydril premium
connections.
DUMP VALVE RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Check the dump valve opening time before the first
make-up.
2. Test the dump valve by applying the torque vs. turn
system to the pipe body.
3. If the final torque reading does not meet the target,
fix or replace the dump valve.
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Group 1 Connections
TORQUE VS. TURN MONITORING SYSTEM
The following torque parameters should be loaded into
the computer:
Reference torque
(1)
Minimum shoulder torque
Maximum shoulder torque
Minimum make-up torque
Optimum/target make-up torque
(2)
Maximum make-up torque
As well as the following data:
Calibration value of the load cell
Dump valve sensitivity
Turn transducer sensitivity
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(1) THE INITIAL RECOMMENDED VALUE FOR THE REFERENCE TORQUE
IS 5% OF THE OPTIMUM TORQUE. WHILE RUNNING, THE REFERENCE
TORQUE CAN BE ADJUSTED TO DISPLAY AT LEAST THE LAST TWO TURNS.
(2) FOR THESE PURPOSES, OPTIMUM TORQUE IS THE SAME AS TARGET
TORQUE.
TORQUE FACTOR CORRECTION
If the torque factor is different to 1, all torque
parameters (see above) must be adjusted by multiplying
the parameters by the torque factor. This applies to
both running compound and thread lock compound.
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Group 1 Connections
TORQUE PARAMETERS
Torque parameters for regular connections can be
obtained from the connection Data Sheet and Torque
Tables, available online from our website. As a
reference, the following table expresses torque shoulder
parameters as a percentage of optimum torque:
NOTES:
(1) FOR THE SPECIAL CLEARANCE OPTION, TORQUE VALUES CAN BE
DIFFERENT TO THOSE USED IN REGULAR CONNECTIONS.
(2) IN THE CASE OF BLUE NEARFLUSH, FOR SHOULDER TORQUE VALUES
ABOVE MAXIMUM LIMIT AND UP TO 90% OF OPTIMUM TORQUE, THE
MAKE UP CAN BE ACCEPTED PROVIDED A DELTA TORQUE HIGHER THAN
5% IS OBTAINED. CONTACT FIELDSERVICES@TENARIS.COM FOR ADVICE.
DELTA TORQUE= (FINAL TORQUE - SHOULDER TORQUE)*100/OPTIMUM
TORQUE
When dealing with accessories manufactured in a
material and/or wall thickness very different to the pipe
on which they will be assembled, please contact us at
fieldservices@tenaris.com or follow present FSS advice.
For any other information which is not available
on our website, please contact fieldservices@tenaris.com
Blue

/
Blue

Thermal Liner
Blue

Near Flush
(2)
3SB
(1)
HW
(1)
MS
(1)
MS XT/XC
(1)
PJD
ER
(1)
15
10
5
5
10
10
15
15
85
85
80
80
75
75
75
80
SHOULDER
TORQUE
(% Optimum Torque) (% Optimum Torque)
MINIMUM
SHOULDER TORQUE
MAXIMUM
SHOULDER TORQUE
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Group 1 Connections
GRAPH INTERPRETATION
Torque vs. turn make-up graphs are useful to evaluate
if a joint is correctly made-up. Torque-time graphs are
not suitable for this.
The make-up curves shown throughout this section
are schematic and for illustration purposes only. Some
variations may be observed in real make-up graphs.
For a correct interpretation of make-up graphs, it is
important to consider the behavior exhibited by the
joints that were previously run into hole.
Any graph reflecting abnormalities should be
investigated (i.e., back out and inspect joint).
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MAIN FEATURES OF THE
TORQUE VS. TURN GRAPH
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TURNS
MAX. MAKE-UP TORQUE
Delta Turns
Value
Shouldering Section
Top Turns
Thread & Seal Interference Section
Delta Torque
Value
Shoulder Torque Value
OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MIN. MAKE-UP TORQUE
MAX. SHOULDER TORQUE
MIN. SHOULDER TORQUE
REFERENCE TORQUE
TYPICAL GRAPH PROFILE
The graph pattern will indicate
at least the following:
The shoulder torque value
will be within the specified
shoulder torque range.
The final torque value will be
within the specified torque
window.
Automatic shouldering torque
determination on each graph
should show a value close to
that determined visually.
.
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GROUP 1 CONNECTIONS TORQUE VS. TURN
ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA
T
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Shoulder Torque OK

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE
TURNS
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MAXIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE
REFERENCE TORQUE
OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
ACCEPTABLE CURVE
Follow the recommended
guidelines for running and
thread lock compounds
application to achieve
acceptable curves.
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ACCEPTABLE CURVE
Follow the recommended
guidelines for running and
thread lock compounds
application to achieve
acceptable curves.
T
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Shoulder Torque

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE
TURNS
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MAXIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE
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MINIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MAXIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE
REFERENCE TORQUE
OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH SLIGHT
OSCILLATIONS
Slight oscillations in the
thread interference section are
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MAXIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
REFERENCE TORQUE
Hump Effect
ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH
HUMP EFFECT NOT EXCEEDING
THE SHOULDER POINT
Possible causes
Running compound excess
Dirt between threads
Decanted running compound
Running compound not
homogenized
High friction running
compound
Running compound
contamination
Recommendations
In this case it is recommended
to break out the first two
connections to verify that the
hump effect is produced by an
excess of running compound
thus ensuring no damage has
been caused.
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MAXIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
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Shoulder Torque
GROUP 1 CONNECTIONS TORQUE VS. TURN
REJECTION CRITERIA
NON-ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH
HIGH FINAL TORQUE
Possible causes
Over torque
Load cell problem
Dump valve problem
Tong operator error
High momentum
Possible effects
Too much stress
Galling on thread and/or seal

Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if
possible).
If the results from the
inspection are acceptable,
re-apply running compound
and make-up again.
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NON-ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH
LOW FINAL TORQUE
Possible causes
Torque interruption
Load cell problem
Dump valve problem
Tong operator error
Back-up slip + dump delay
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MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
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Shoulder Torque
Possible effects
Connection leak
Poor energization
Back-off
Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if
possible).
If the results from the
inspection are acceptable,
re-apply running compound
and make-up again.
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MAXIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
REFERENCE TORQUE
NON-ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH
YIELDED CONNECTION
Possible causes
Over torque
Wrong box and/or pin grade
Load cell problem
Dump valve problem
Tong operator error
Low friction running compound
Running compound
contamination
Possible effects
No drift after make-up
Pin plastic deformation
Special clearance box plastic
deformation
Tools could not pass
Connection could fail due to:
Tension
Compression
Collapse
Burst

Recommendations
Reject pin and box joints
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NON-ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH
HUMP EFFECT EXCEEDING
THE SHOULDER POINT
Possible causes
Running compound excess
Dirt between threads
Decanted running compound
Running compound not
homogenized
High friction running
compound
Running compound
contamination
Possible effects
Thread damage
Seal damage
Shoulder damage
Connection leak
Recommendations
Break out the first two
connections when this effect
appears and check if it is
caused by an excess in the
amount of applied running
compound.
In this case, reduce the amount
for the next make-up, applying
the same distribution as
indicated in the running
compound guidelines.
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MINIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE
MAXIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
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MAXIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
REFERENCE TORQUE
High Shoulder torque
NON-ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH
HIGH SHOULDER TORQUE
Possible causes
Wrong torque
Wrong running compound
Running compound
contamination
Presence of storage compound
Load cell problem
High thread interference
Possible effects
Leakage due to connection
pre-load
Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if
possible).
If the results from the inspection
are acceptable, re-apply
running compound increasing
the amount respecting the
recommended distribution and
make-up again.
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MINIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE
MAXIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
REFERENCE TORQUE
Low Shoulder torque
NON-ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH
LOW SHOULDER TORQUE
Possible causes
Wrong torque
Wrong running compound
(low friction)
Running compound
contamination
Presence of storage compound
Other friction reducer
Load cell problem
Low thread interference
Possible effects
Back-off
High localized stress
Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if
possible).
If the results from the inspection
are acceptable, re-apply running
compound decreasing the
amount of it respecting the
recommended distribution and
make-up again.
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NON-DEFINED TORQUE
SHOULDER
Possible causes
Cross threads
Misalignment
Damaged threads
Dirty threads
Wrong torque
Incorrect running compound
amount
Incorrect running compound
Load cell problem
Possible effects
Leak
Galling
Back-off
Jump-out
Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if
possible).
If the results from the
inspection are acceptable,
re-apply running compound
and make-up again.
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MAXIMUM MAKE UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
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NON-ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH
ABNORMAL THREAD
INTERFERENCE
Possible causes
Cross-threads
Dings or cut threads
Galled threads
Threads with burs
Threads with razor edges
Running compound
contamination
Spider or slip turns during
make-up
Back-up tong dies slip during
make-up
Mechanical interference of
pipes during rotation
Possible effects
Severe thread damages
Thread galling
Connection leak
Connection back-off
Connection jump-out
Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if
possible).
If the results from the
inspection are acceptable,
re-apply running compound
and make-up again.
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MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
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NON-ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH
EXCESSIVE JAW SLIPS
Possible causes
Jaw dies poor grip
Dirty or worn tong dies
Dirty or worn slips dies
Dirty or worn spider dies
Spider movement
Not enough string weight for
proper slips grip
Possible effects
Pipe body damage
Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if
possible).
If the results from the
inspection are acceptable,
re-apply running compound
and make-up again.
Minor jaw slip can be accepted.
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MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
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Dies Slipping on Pipe Body
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Group 2 Connections
The primary make-up criterion for Group 2 connections
is to achieve target torque.
Check correct make-up final position of the connection
using the following visual aids:
WEDGE SERIES 500 AND WEDGE SERIES 600
TSH W521, TSH W561, TSH W563,
TSH W551, TSH W553 AND TSH
W625
These connections have
a make-up band stenciled
round the circumference
of the pin OD.
The face of the coupling/
box end should be within
the range of the band.
If the face of the coupling/
box end surpasses the
maximum limits of the band,
mark both ends and set both
pipes aside. If the face falls
short of the band, break-out
the joint, clean pin and box,
and inspect for damage.
Any damage must be
repaired.
Reapply running compound
and make up again. If the
face still fails to reach the
band, mark both ends and
set them aside.
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AND TSH W503
These connections have a
wear indicator gap between
the pin and box shoulders
after make-up.
This gap should always be
visible.
When the gap is closed,
it is an indication that the
connection is worn, and both
pin and box should be marked
and sent to be re-cut.
TSH W511, TSH W513
AND TSH W523
These connections have no
make-up band on pin end.
Correct make-up has been
achieved if no pin threads are
visible after make-up.
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LEGACY SERIES
MACII
This connection should have
the external seal in contact
after make-up.
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These connections are to be


made up to the external seal
with no visible gap.
SLX

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TENARISXP SERIES
TXP BUTTRESS
This connection has a triangle
stamped on the pin end. When
correctly made-up, the position
of the face of the coupling is
approximately 1/4 of the triangle
height when at the right torque
values. The coupling face
should never exceed 1/3 of
the triangle height as from
the base of the triangle.
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TORQUE FACTOR CORRECTION
When using running compound, apply the following
recommendations:
For the TenarisXP Buttress connection, torque values
should be adjusted by multiplying by the corresponding
torque factor.
For all other Group 2 connections (with the exception
of TenarisXP Buttress), it is recommended not to
apply any torque factor correction, regardless of
the recommendations made by the compound's
manufacturer. Use the TenarisHydril make-up torque
published.
For thread lock compound, apply the following
recommendations:
Wedge Series 500 and Series 600: Torque
applied should be 15-20% over target torque regardless
of compound manufacturer recommendations. Do not
exceed 1.75 times minimum torque.
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Group 2 Connections
GRAPH INTERPRETATION
Although the use of a torque monitoring system is
not required for Group 2 connections, in those cases
where torque vs. turn make-up graphs are available,
the following illustrations are provided for reference
purposes to aid with interpretation.
By design, Group 2 connections do not have
requirements for shoulder torques.
Most torque monitoring systems in the industry require
the introduction of shoulder torque parameters to
operate. Program any appropriate values for these
parameters in the computer.
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down-hole
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MAX. MAKE-UP TORQUE
YIELD TORQUE
OPERATING TORQUE
WEDGE GROUP 2 CONNECTIONS
These connections will not show a shoulder torque on
the make-up graphs, due to their unique design.
MAIN FEATURES OF THE
TORQUE VS. TURN GRAPH
TYPICAL GRAPH PROFILE
The graph pattern will show a
ski-slope increase in torque.
It will not show a shoulder.
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ACCEPTABLE CURVE
Follow the recommended
guidelines for running and
thread lock compounds
application to achieve
acceptable curves.
WEDGE GROUP 2 CONNECTIONS
TORQUE VS TURN ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA
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OSCILLATIONS
Slight oscillations in the
thread interference section are
allowed.
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MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
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ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH
HUMP EFFECT
Possible causes
Running compound excess
Dirt between threads
Decanted running compound
Running compound not
homogenized
High friction running
compound
Running compound
contamination
Recommendations
In this case it is recommended
to break out the first two
connections to verify that the
hump effect is produced by an
excess of running compound
thus ensuring no damage has
been caused.
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WEDGE GROUP 2 CONNECTIONS
TORQUE VS TURN REJECTION CRITERIA
NON-ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH
EXCESSIVE HUMP EFFECT
Possible causes
Running compound excess
Dirt between threads
Decanted running compound
Running compound not
homogenized
High friction running
compound
Running compound
contamination
Possible effects
Thread damage
Seal damage
Shoulder damage
Connection leak
Recommendations
Break out the first two
connections when this effect
appears and check if it is
caused by an excess in the
amount of applied running
compound.
In this case, reduce the amount
for the next make-up, applying
the same distribution as
indicated in the running
compound guidelines.
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NON-ACCEPTABLE CURVE
WITH ABNORMAL THREAD
INTERFERENCE
Possible causes
Cross-threads
Dings or cut threads
Galled threads
Threads with burs
Threads with razor edges
Running compound
contamination
Spider or slip turns during
make-up
Back-up tong dies slip during
make-up
Mechanical interference of
pipes during rotation
Possible effects
Severe thread damages
Thread galling
Connection leak
Connection back-off
Connection jump-out
Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if
possible).
If the results from the
inspection are acceptable,
re-apply running compound
and make-up again.
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MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
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NON-ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH
EXCESSIVE JAW SLIPS
Possible causes
Jaw dies poor grip
Dirty or worn tong dies
Dirty or worn slips dies
Dirty or worn spider dies
Spider movement
Not enough string weight for
proper slips grip
Possible effects
Pipe body damage
Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if
possible).
If the results from the
inspection are acceptable,
re-apply running compound
and make-up again.
Minor jaw slip can be accepted.
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TORQUE
TARGET MAKE-UP TORQUE
NON-WEDGE GROUP 2 CONNECTIONS
These are shouldered connections which are not
required to comply with any shoulder torque window.
However, even though shoulder torque may take any
value, the presence of a torque shoulder must be
verified in any make-up graph for these connections.
MAIN FEATURES OF THE
TORQUE VS. TURN GRAPH
TYPICAL GRAPH PROFILE
The graph pattern will show
a shoulder point.
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TURNS
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
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OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
ACCEPTABLE CURVE
Follow the recommended
guidelines for running and
thread lock compounds
application to achieve
acceptable curves.
NON-WEDGE GROUP 2 CONNECTIONS
TORQUE VS. TURN ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA
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MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
TURNS
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
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OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
ACCEPTABLE CURVE
Follow the recommended
guidelines for running and
thread lock compound
application to achieve
acceptable curves.
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OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH SLIGHT
OSCILLATIONS
Slight oscillations in the
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MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
REFERENCE TORQUE
Hump Effect
ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH
HUMP EFFECT NOT EXCEEDING
THE SHOULDER POINT
Possible causes
Running compound excess
Dirt between threads
Decanted running compound
Running compound not
homogenized
High friction running
compound
Running compound
contamination
Recommendations
In this case it is recommended
to break out the first two
connections to verify that the
hump effect is produced by an
excess of running compound
thus ensuring no damage has
been caused.
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MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
REFERENCE TORQUE
Shoulder
NON-WEDGE GROUP 2 CONNECTIONS
TORQUE VS. TURN REJECTION CRITERIA
NON-ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH
HIGH FINAL TORQUE
Possible causes
Over torque
Load cell problem
Dump valve problem
Tong operator error
High momentum
Possible effects
Too much stress
Galling on thread and/or seal

Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if
possible).
If the results from the
inspection are acceptable,
re-apply running compound
and make-up again.
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MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
REFERENCE TORQUE
Shoulder
NON-ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH
LOW FINAL TORQUE
Possible causes
Torque interruption
Load cell problem
Dump valve problem
Tong operator error
Back-up slip + dump delay
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Possible effects
Connection leak
Poor energization
Back-off
Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if
possible).
If the results from the
inspection are acceptable,
re-apply running compound
and make-up again.
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MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
REFERENCE TORQUE
NON-ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH
YIELDED CONNECTION
Possible causes
Over torque
Wrong box and/or pin grade
Load cell problem
Dump valve problem
Tong operator error
Low friction running compound
Running compound
contamination
Possible effects
No drift after make-up
Pin plastic deformation
Special clearance box plastic
deformation
Tools could not pass
Connection could fail due to:
Tension
Compression
Collapse
Burst

Recommendations
Reject pin and box joints
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MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
REFERENCE TORQUE
NON-ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH
HUMP EFFECT EXCEEDING
THE SHOULDER POINT
Possible causes
Running compound excess
Dirt between threads
Decanted running compound
Running compound not
homogenized
High friction running
compound
Running compound
contamination
Possible effects
Thread damage
Seal damage
Shoulder damage
Connection leak
Recommendations
Break out the first two
connections when this effect
appears and check if it is
caused by an excess in the
amount of applied running
compound.
In this case, reduce the amount
for the next make-up, applying
the same distribution as
indicated in the running
compound guidelines.
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OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
REFERENCE TORQUE
NON-ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH
NON-DEFINED TORQUE
SHOULDER
Possible causes
Cross threads
Misalignment
Damaged threads
Dirty threads
Wrong torque
Incorrect running compound
amount
Incorrect running compound
Load cell problem
Possible effects
Leak
Galling
Back-off
Jump-out
Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if
possible).
If the results from the
inspection are acceptable,
re-apply running compound
and make-up again.
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MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
REFERENCE TORQUE
NON-ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH
ABNORMAL THREAD
INTERFERENCE
Possible causes
Cross-threads
Dings or cut threads
Galled threads
Threads with burs
Threads with razor edges
Running compound
contamination
Spider or slip turns during
make-up
Back-up tong dies slip during
make-up
Mechanical interference of
pipes during rotation
Possible effects
Severe thread damages
Thread galling
Connection leak
Connection back-off
Connection jump-out
Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if
possible).
If the results from the
inspection are acceptable,
re-apply running compound
and make-up again.
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MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
REFERENCE TORQUE
Dies Slipping on Pipe Body
NON-ACCEPTABLE CURVE WITH
EXCESSIVE JAW SLIPS
Possible causes
Jaw dies poor grip
Dirty or worn tong dies
Dirty or worn slips dies
Dirty or worn spider dies
Spider movement
Not enough string weight for
proper slips grip
Possible effects
Pipe body damage
Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if
possible).
If the results from the
inspection are acceptable,
re-apply running compound
and make-up again.
Minor jaw slip can be accepted.
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Chrome Running
Guidelines
These guidelines have been written to ensure optimum
performance when running chrome pipes high Cr
alloyed (with a chrome content greater than 9%)
and Ni based alloys which have higher thread galling
tendencies than standard carbon grade pipe.
Follow all the procedures in the General Guidelines
section of this Manual when running chrome pipe and
use these Chrome Running Guidelines as a complement.
Make sure that the accessories have been manufactured
from material with the same chrome content (or
higher) as the chrome pipe to avoid faster corrosion.
Never use direct flame-heating or welding
on chrome pipe, as this drastically reduces its
anti-corrosion properties.
Guidelines
EQUIPMENT & TOOLS
1. Use pick-up/lay-down equipment with a rubber or
soft-coated traveling basket.

2. Metal-to-metal contact is not acceptable: Cover
any V door, catwalk, stanchions and ferrous steel areas
and use nylon slings where appropriate to protect the
chrome pipe from aggressive contact.
Use a Teflon or plastic coated drift for best results.
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3. Use equipment with non-ferrous low marking
dies for best results.

4. Use slip type elevators with the following
characteristics:
Long slip body to distribute string load.
Fine tooth and curved face slip inserts to minimize
tooth marks.
Slip-gripping surfaces which uniformly match pipe OD.
5. Using a weight compensator helps with hand
make-up (while running) and avoids thread damage
(while pulling).
6. Use a stabbing guide for running and pulling
operations for best results.
7. For Wedge Series connections, ensure that handling/
lifting plugs and all service tools (cementing/circulating
swage, etc.) are peened and moly-coated before use.
PRE-RUNNING
1. Use a non-metallic drift mandrel when drifting.
2. After removing protectors, do not clean excessively
or too vigorously.
3. Inspect the connections after cleaning to make sure
they are free from any contamination, debris and
foreign matter.
4. For TSH Blue

in CRA grades (Cr>13%), spray a thin


coat of molybdenum disulfide on the pin seals and
threads for best results. For Group 2 connections, apply
a thin even coat of moly coat spray to any shiny areas
of the pin metal seal. Allow the moly coating to dry
according to manufacturer's recommendation.
5. Reinstall clean and dry thread protectors.
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1. Check for traveling block and rotary hole alignment:
if these are badly misaligned, they must be adjusted.
Most chrome connection make-up problems such as
galling and high shoulders are caused by poor alignment.
2. Use a weight compensator to help with hand make-
up for best results.
3. Preferably do not run chrome pipe in stands because
the stand movement is difficult to control during
stabbing and spinning-in. This leads to high loads on
the threads of sensitive material and increases the
chances of damaging the product. If pulling or running
in stands cannot be avoided, strict adherence to the
recommendations given in these Guidelines is imperative.
4. If handling/lifting plugs are used on integral
connections, they must be kept free of damage,
debris or dirt to avoid damaging the box threads.
The condition of plug and box end threads must
be checked to make sure that they are right before
each plug installation.
5. For Group 2 connections apply a very
thin, even coat of running compound (the
thread form outline should be clearly visible)
to both pin and box using a mustache
brush. For other TenarisHydril connections,
apply the running compound as described
in the Running and Thread Lock Compound
Application section.
6. Stab with a stabbing guide, and carefully lower the
pin into the box slowly and smoothly.
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7. Make up the connections by hand using
a strap wrench and a steady pulling motion
for best results. The power tongs should only
be engaged after ensuring a connection is
hand-tight in order to apply the final make-up
torque. Do not jerk on the connection.
8. When fully-automatic power tongs are used, the
connections must be made up at low RPM (10 RPM
max, 5 RPM recommended) in the first threads to
prevent galling.
8.1. Monitor the make-up and rotation speed for possible
irregularities at the start, and adjust as necessary.
8.2. Pay attention to any instant indication of high
torque, as this is a sign of possible misalignment. If
misalignment is detected, it must be corrected
before continuing rotation: stop the rotation, check
the thread alignment and then restart rotation.
9. If a joint needs to be re-made, it must be broken
out completely and both ends cleaned for visual
inspection. Re-apply the dope before making it up again.
10. Visually check for tong die or slip marks
on the pipe before running the pipe in the
hole noticeable marks mean that the joint
should be retrieved and replaced.
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1. Use power tongs in low gear only to break
out the connections. After the initial break,
walk the joint out by hand using a strap
wrench.
2. Exercise extreme care when lifting the pin out of
the box and use a stabbing guide to stop the hanging
pin smashing into the box ID. Lift the joint slowly and
steadily in order to avoid a hang-up.
3. Wash the pipes with fresh water both internally
and externally after pulling from the well.
4. Dry out pipe using compressed air.
5. Clean, dry and inspect the pin and box connections.
6. Apply storage or running compound depending
on the kind of operation planned and install clean,
dry protectors.
7. Keep the pipe dry to prevent rust or corrosion during
storage at well site.
8. For offshore operations, use a suitable corrosion
inhibitor to avoid pitting on the pulled pipe. All pipes
should be sent to an onshore location as soon as
possible for further cleaning and storage.
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Options
These guidelines only apply to the connections listed
in the table below with the Corrosion Barrier (CB

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or Fiber Glass Lining (FGL) options.
Compatibility
The compatibility of connections with CB

or FGL
options with standard connection is described in the
table below.
CONNECTIONS
TSH Blue-FGL
TSH Blue-CB
TSH MS-FGL
TSH MS-CB
TSH W563-CB
TSH W553-CB
TSH W533-CB
TSH PH4-CB
TSH PH6-CB
TSH CS-CB
TSH PJD-CB
No
No
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No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CONNECTIONS COMPATIBLE WITH
STANDARD OPTION
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NOTE: PLEASE SEND ALL QUERIES TO THE TENARIS LICENSEE SUPPORT
GROUP (LICENSEES@OILFIELD.TENARIS.COM).
Accesories
1. Accessories for FGL or CB

options are specially


designed by Tenaris. This means that standard
connections accessories must on no account be used.
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2. The only accessories that should be used are those
threaded by Tenaris or one of its licensed repair shop
facilities.
Drifting
1. Use a non-metallic drift or a drift coated with plastic
or Teflon in order to avoid damages.
2. For FGL option, the connection drift is different to
that of a standard connection, due to pipe internal
coating. Check that the drift mandrel OD complies
with the Product Data Sheet, or with customers
specifications (if the required drift is smaller than the
one in the Data Sheet).
Field Repair
1. Never run a pipe with a damaged coating or a
damaged fiber glass lining (FGL coating).
2. Any damage to the coating or lining must be
repaired either by the coating company or by certified
personnel of a third-party company. In the meantime
the joint must be segregated and clearly identified.
Installation of seal rings
1. Check the available seal rings are the specific ones
for the product to be run. Ensure there are some
additional seal rings, as backup.
2. Install the seal rings just before running
the pipe. Install them either at the v-door or
at the rig floor. Do not install them on a
pipe bench.
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3. Make sure seal rings and pipes are at the same
temperature before installation.
4. Fully clean and dry box end connection and perform
a visual thread inspection.
5. Check there are no seal rings already installed on the
connection. Any seal rings already installed must be
removed and discarded before installing the new ones.
6. Make sure the seal ring is in perfect condition before
installing it. This means no cuts, deformations or dents.
If the seal ring is not in perfect condition it must be
discarded.
7. Instructions for installing a seal ring on the FGL
options (this only applies to TSH Blue-FGL and TSH
MS-FGL).
7.1. Take a brand new seal ring and compress it
with the fingers so that it partially collapses into the
inside diameter of the pipe (FIG. 1).
7.2. Place collapsed seal ring into the seal ring lodging
area and release it (FIG. 2).
Make sure the "T" end of the seal ring fits into the gap
between the flange and the ID of the coupling.
7.3. Manually push the seal ring into place, pressing
all around the edge of the ring. You can use a non-
metallic instrument like a wooden hammer handle to
nudge it into place.
7.4. Make sure the seal ring is properly inserted
between the flange (the front of the pin) and the ID
of the coupling. The seal ring must be in contact
with the ID of the coupling all the way round and
should not stick out at any point. If in doubt, use a
straight edge to check whether it is properly aligned.
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FLANGE
2. FGL SEAL RING AND FLANGE
Ensure proper installation of both elements.
1. SEAL RING
Manually collapse the seal ring.
3. TSH W533-CB
CB RING
BOX
PIN
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8. For seal ring installations on CB

options.
8.1. Take a brand new seal ring and compress it with
the fingers so that it partially collapses into the inside
diameter of the pipe (FIG. 1).
8.2. Place the collapsed seal ring into the seal ring
groove and release it (FIG. 3).
8.3. Manually push the seal ring into place, pressing
all around the edge of the ring. You can use a
non-metallic instrument like a wooden hammer
handle to nudge it into place.
8.4. Make sure the seal ring is properly inserted in the
groove. The seal ring must be in contact with the
ID of the coupling all the way round and should
not stick out at any point. If in doubt, use a straight
edge to check whether it is properly aligned.
9. If you cannot install the seal ring, check the size
of the ring, as this could be the problem.
Running compound application
1. Apply the running compound to connections
with the CB

option in the same way as for the


corresponding standard connections.
2. Apply the running compound to connections with
the FGL option in the same way as for standard
connections. Keep the protruding nose and flange
clear of running compound (FIG. 2).
Stabbing
1. Before stabbing the pin end in, make sure the seal
ring is still in place.
2. If corrections need to be made, do them manually.
Do not use pliers or any other objects to adjust the seal
ring as it could fall into the pipe column.
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End of job / Storage
1. Check that there are no seal rings on the box
ends of surplus or laid-out pipes.
2. Clean and dry threads, then apply storage
compound on them, and finally install clean dry
thread protectors.
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VISUAL APPEARANCE OF DOPELESS

CONNECTIONS
Dopeless

technology applied to the connection


gives the pin and the box different colors.
1. Blue

Dopeless

connection
2. Wedge 533 Dopeless

connection
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Technology Running
Guidelines
These guidelines apply only to TenarisHydril
connections with Dopeless

technology and should be


used in conjunction with the relevant sections of this
manual as indicated.
Throughout this section, the term "standard
connection" refers to a connection without Dopeless


coating. A Dopeless

connection is a TenarisHydril
premium connection with Dopeless

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Cleaning
1. Remove pin and box protectors, setting them aside
in a clean place. Clean the protectors with a rag or
non-metallic bristle brush and fresh water. Dry them
with a clean rag or compressed air.
2. If connections are contaminated (dirt, mud, oil,
brine, etc.) wipe them with clean rags. If connections
are heavily contaminated they may be cleaned with
soap and water. Thereafter, the connections must be
dried with clean rags or compressed air.
Do not use a high-pressure water jet,
wire brushes or any other mechanical
method for cleaning.
Do not use solvents or any other
chemicals to clean the connections.
Visual inspection and eld repairs
Only authorized personnel trained by Tenaris may
perform inspection and field repairs on Dopeless


connections.
Torque values and running
compound application
1. Download the Dopeless

connections datasheets
from our website. If you require further assistance,
contact your local Technical Sales representative or
write to us at fieldservices@tenaris.com.
2. Dopeless

connections do not need thread


compound to be run.
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3. Do not apply running compound to
handling/lifting plugs. Check that these have a
phosphate coating, are not damaged and are clean
of dope, dirt, etc., before usage.
4. Special cases
4.1. When assembling Dopeless

connections
to standard connections (for example accessories),
use thread compound.
4.2. Dopeless

connections can also be made


up using thread compound if required.
For both situations:
PIN:
Apply a very thin layer of running compound on
threads, seals and nose.
BOX:
Apply a very thin layer of running compound to seals
and shoulder only. Do not fill any dope pocket.

For torque-related practical purposes, the connection
(both joints) should be considered as standard, i.e. no
longer a Dopeless

connection since the prevailing


lubrication mechanism is provided by the running
compound. Therefore use the torque values for the
corresponding standard connections affected by a
friction factor when applicable. (Do not use Dopeless


connections torques). Refer to the "Make-up
acceptance criteria" section.
Thread lock compound application
1. PIN:
Completely remove the Dopeless

coating only
from the pin threads. Do not remove Dopeless


coating from the seal and pin nose. Use either a
wire brush or a rotating machine with steel or brass
wire wheels; or a high-pressure hot water jet, drying
the connection afterwards.
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2. BOX:
For Dopeless

coupled connections at yard/repair shop:


use a standard coupling. If a Dopeless

coupling
has already been made up and the joint is to
be thread-locked, remove the coupling and replace
it with a standard version.
For Dopeless

coupled connections at rig site:


if a standard coupling cannot be used replace it with
a Dopeless

coupling. Clean it thoroughly with


high-pressure hot water jets.
For integral Dopeless

connections: thoroughly clean


the box end with high-pressure hot water jets.
3. Clean and dry both pin and box ends before
applying thread lock compound.
4. Apply thread lock compound as described in the
Running and thread lock compound application
section.
5. Make up applying the torque values of the
equivalent standard connection. Refer to the Make-up
acceptance criteria section.
Make-up and break-out
1. When making up Wedge Series 500 Dopeless


and Wedge Series 600 Dopeless

connections
of all diameters, apply target torque only once
without holding.
2. After breaking out a Dopeless

connection, wipe with


clean rags or use compressed air to remove any excess
coating which has balled up during the make-up process.
Shiny silver areas will appear on some parts of the pin
connection.
Some of the coating on the box may flake off.
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P
E
L
E
S
S


T
E
C
H
N
O
L
O
G
Y

R
U
N
N
I
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G

G
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1. BREAK-OUT
Excess coating which has balled
up during the make-up process
is removed with a clean rag.
2. BREAK-OUT
TenarisHydril Blue

with
Dopeless

coating after three


make-and-breaks.
This is normal behavior for Dopeless

coating
and should not be confused with galling. There
is still enough dry lubricant on the connections
for further usage (FIG. 1 AND 2).
3. DOPELESS

PROTECTORS
Pin and box protectors for Dopeless

connections use a
special rubber ring sealant system to prevent water getting in.
These protectors should not be replaced by standard ones.
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End of job / storage
1. All used connections should be cleaned in order to
remove any foreign matter and contaminants from the
surface.
2. Do not apply storage compound, light oils,
lubricants or any other chemicals to Dopeless

connections. The Dopeless

coating already has


anticorrosion properties.
3. Prior to storage, install clean, dry, undamaged
Dopeless

thread protectors on clean, dry connections.


During storage periodically check that protectors
continue to remain properly installed and that
connections are dry and free from rust (FIG. 3).
CONNECTIONS
GROUP 1
Blue

Blue

Near Flush
Blue

Thermal Liner
MS
3SB
HW
PJD
ER
GROUP 2
Wedge Series 500
Wedge 625
MACII
SLX

PH6, PH4 and CS

TenarisXP Buttress
For clarity, our premium
connections are organized
into two separate groups.
Should you require
assistance, please contact
eldservices@tenaris.com.
For additional information, please visit
www.tenaris.com
Tenaris has produced this manual for general information only. While every effort has been
made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within this publication, Tenaris does
not assume any responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, injury resulting from the use of
information and data herein. Tenaris products and services are only subject to the Companys
standard Terms and Conditions or otherwise to the terms resulting from the respective contracts
of sale, services or license, as the case may be. The information in this publication is subject to
change or modification without notice. For more complete information please contact a Tenaris
representative or visit our website at www.tenaris.com. This manual supersedes TSH / RM / Pocket
Version 01 / 2011 and TSH / RM / IDM codes GDL 00259, GDL 00260, GDL 00261, GDL 00262, GDL
00263, GDL 00264, GDL 00265, GDL 00266. Tenaris 2012. All rights reserved.
TSH / RM / Version 03 / IDM code GDL00337 / November 2012
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