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Recommendations for Field Inspection and Repair of Tenaris Premium

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3. Reference Documents
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6. Records
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Date of issue: September 01, 2003
Prepared b y: Rubén Stubelt
Checked by: Giulio Curetti
Approved by: Rolando Lange
Rev.: 01
Date: September 01, 2003
Document: RP_INSP_REP

3. 5.RP_INSP_REP 1. After cleaning. Procedure 5. Reference documents Latest revision of API 5A5 4. A non-chlorine solvent may be used provided all solvent residue are eliminated.: 01 Page: 2 / 8 Scope This procedure should be used as a guideline to inspect. Definitions and abbreviations N/A 5.2.10. Perform a thorough visual inspection of each of the connection’s areas listed on Sections 5. The recommendations contained herein apply to both new and used products in field or stock yard condition. seal gauges or any other measurement instruments shall be used. Rev. Clean and dry thread protectors. The use of a high -pressure washer is recommended. 5. . The use of wire brushes or other abrasive methods is forbidden.3. No thread gauges. Connection inspection Connection inspection will only be visual. it is necessary to provide for a complete drying of thread and seal areas. Recommendations fo r Field Inspection and Repair of Tenaris Premium Connections.9 and 5. Field of application All Tenaris Premium Connections are covered by this document. classify and repair pipes or accessories threaded with Tenaris connections. Do not use this document to repair in a machine shop. Should original manufacturing identification no longer be visible. 2. identify each piece to be inspected with a sequential number. Product identification Verify that all pipes or accessories are properly identified. Remove all traces of storage compound from thread area. Cleaning Remove thread protectors only when ready for inspection.1.

5. 5.8. Unless the pipe will be used immediately apply a new layer of storage compound and re install the clean protector.4. Send the damaged product to the nearest Tenaris licensed workshop. Seal shall be in perfect condition. Hand repair operation Any hand repair operation must be done by Tenaris personnel or by a third party company with personnel that have been trained. Connections to be hand repaired Identify rejected pipe end using a red tape or red tag. Rev. qualified and certified for this specific job.1. All products subject to hand repair shall be properly i dentified with the legend “Repaired” .7. -With thread that must be hand repaired.RP_INSP_REP Recommendations fo r Field Inspection and Repair of Tenaris Premium Connections. apply a new layer of storage compound and re-install the clean protector.6. it is possible to see the material’s base color. Hand repair evaluation Any connection which has been hand repaired. If after repairing.After repairing. These products can be run / re-run without any further repair work. will only be considered acceptable if the damage has been completely removed and hand repair has not significantly changed the shape of the repaired area. Perform the repair work in accordance to Sections 5. pipe can be classified under one of the following categories: -With thread and seal in perfect condition. . by Tenaris. If one of the two threaded ends is acceptable. the connection is not acceptable. apply a new layer of storage compound a nd reinstall the clean protector. Thread surface treatment shall be in perfect condition. the product shall be classified as "Connection to be re-cut" and shall be sent to the nearest Tenaris licensed workshop. 5. 5.: 01 Page: 3 / 8 5.8.5.10. Tenaris suggests performing a new thread surface treatment when: .9 and 5.Repaired pipes will not be run / re-run immediately. -With threads that must be re-cut at a Tenaris licensed workshop. Connection classification After inspection. 5. the connection is acceptable. Connections to be re-cut Identify rejected pipe end using a red tape or red tag. If after repairing. Connections to be run / re-run without repair work This classification applies when no damage has been found on either end.

Recommendations fo r Field Inspection and Repair of Tenaris Premium Connections.9.: 01 Page: 4 / 8 5. Damage evaluation on pin 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Table 2 Pin end Area element Internal 1 counter bore Shoulder 2 Rust Pitting Scratch Remove by file or emery paper Remove by file or emery paper Remove by file or emery paper Re-cut the thread Accepted Radius 3 between seal & shoulder Remove by Remove by file or emery file or emery paper paper Seal area 4 Cylindrical section 5 Re-cut the thread Remove by file or emery paper Remove by file or emery paper Perfect 6 thread length Imperfect thread 7 Re-cut the thread Remove by file or emery paper Re-cut the thread Remove by Remove by file or emery file or emery paper paper Friction marks Remove by Remove by file or file or emery paper emery paper Remove by Remove by file or file or emery paper emery paper Re-cut the Re-cut the thread thread Accepted Galling Dent Accepted Re-cut the thread Re-cut the thread Re-cut the thread Remove by file or emery paper Re-cut the thread Re-cut the thread Remove by file or emery paper Re-cut the thread Remove by Remove by Re-cut the file or file or thread emery paper emery paper Accepted Accepted Re-cut the thread Remove by file or emery paper . RP_INSP_REP Rev.

1. RP_INSP_REP Rev.11. Damage evaluation on box 5 1 2 3 4 Table 3 Box end element Perfect thread Area Rust Pitting Scratch 1 Remove by file or emery paper Re-cut the thread Accepted Cylindrical thread area 2 3 Shoulder 4 Remove by file or emery paper Re-cut the thread Re-cut the thread Accepted Seal area Remove by file or emery paper Re-cut the thread Remove by file or emery paper Face 5 Remove by file or emery paper Remove by file or emery paper Accepted Re-cut the thread Accepted Friction marks Remove by file or emery paper Accepted Galling Dent Re-cut the thread Re-cut the thread Re-cut the thread Re-cut the thread Remove by file or emery paper Re-cut the thread Re-cut the thread Remove by file or emery paper Re-cut the thread Re-cut the thread Remove by file or emery paper 5. . Other items to be considered What follows is a list of other threa d conditions that may require hand repair by a Tenaris specialist.: 01 Page: 5 / 8 5.11. Burrs on black crest thread Burrs as shown in the picture below are not acceptable and shall be removed with a small emery paper. 5.10.Recommendations fo r Field Inspection and Repair of Tenaris Premium Connections.

: 01 Page: 6 / 8 Burrs as shown in picture below are acceptable.I.040 mm 0. Marks on this area can be accepted according to API specification.045 1.030 0.2. To determine the acceptance of tong marks the connection shall be divided in three sections each having the same length. 5.14 Inch mm 0.P.76 1.11.030 Inch 0. Burrs are not allowed in perfect thread area.060 1.045 1. Tong marks on coupling OD Gripping marks can be dangerous depending on their location.76 0. The coupling shall be rejected if the notch reaches the coupling face.02 5.64 0.76 mm 0.030 0. When removing them care should be taken not to push them towards the thread flanks where they could be more dangerous. Specification) Coupling Diameter Tubing ≤ 2 7/8 ≤3½ Casing ≤5½ 6 5/8 ≤ OD ≤ 7 3/4 ≥ 8 5/8 Rounded defects Inch mm 0. . A: The area of the coupling near the bearing face has the minimum wall thickness and therefore special care should be taken with tong marks. See Table 1.3.14 0. Rev.02 1.RP_INSP_REP Recommendations fo r Field Inspection and Repair of Tenaris Premium Connections.035 0. B A Table 1 Acceptable Depth of External Coupling Defects (A. Tong marks on re-cut pin end Tong marks from making up or breaking out a connection may remain on thread crest after the connection has been re-cut.025 0.52 Sharp defect Inch 0.89 0.11.040 0. In section 1 and 2 the thread must be free of tong marks. B: The mid area of the coupling has the maximum wall thickness.

5.: 01 Page: 7 / 8 In section 3 the thread could have some tong marks. never deeper than half the thread height at any point.11.4. RP_INSP_REP Rev.11. 3 1 2 5. Radius between the cylindrical part of the thread and the seal Radius The radius must be smooth and without any galling marks. An over-torque condition can be easily detected on the coupling ID by finger touch.Recommendations fo r Field Inspection and Repair of Tenaris Premium Connections. Over-torque Damage to pin nose and box shoulder can occur when a torque higher than the design ated maximum torque value is applied during make up. pitting or any other defects. 5. Torque shoulder Metal to metal seal Plastic deformation due to overtorque . Connections subject to over-torque must be rejected.

12. 7. Rev.RP_INSP_REP Recommendations fo r Field Inspection and Repair of Tenaris Premium Connections. Surface Treatment After re-cutting. hand-repaired and accepted ends. the surface must be re-coated as per product specifications. Enclosures N/A . Records The manufacturer shall issue a report specifying: number of inspected ends. number of rejected ends.: 01 Page: 8 / 8 5. 6.