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05.

TenarisHydril

11.
GENERAL GUIDELINES
13.
15.

Quick Start Running Guidelines


Running and Handling Guidelines

33.
Technical Recommendations

Pipe Identification
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
35.
45.

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NOTE: Find the table for Group 1 and Group 2 connections
on the flap at the end of this manual.

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.

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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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.

RUNNING MANUAL

Field Services

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.

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6. Verification of ancillary running equipment such as,


but not limited to:
Appropriate Drift, OD & length
Stabbing guides
Handling plugs
Quick fit protectors

the operating company representative on:


. 7.HSEAdvise
issues relating to field service operations.
. Care, handling and preparation of TenarisHydril
prior to, during and after running activities.
. products
Correct application of appropriate thread compound to
. connections.
make-up parameters.
. Connection
Recommended best practices for the running and
processes.
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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.

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.

6. Accessory inspection at customer or third-party


premises.

8. Dopeless technology support:


Inspection and repair of connections with
Dopeless technology.
9. Periodic stock inspection, traceability, coating
condition check.

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7. Field repair of TenarisHydril connections as per


applicable guidelines.

10. Advise best practices for storage and transportation.


11. Organize rig-ready preparation.

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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

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.

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.

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We are convinced that all efforts devoted to health,


safety and environment will result in an improved
performance and sustainable development.

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As regards safety pipe running operations generally


involve several hazards and exposure to risks, including
moving objects; H2S 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.

General
Guidelines

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 centerlines of the suspended pin are
over the box, and adjust if necessary.

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.

RUNNING MANUAL

REFER TO EQUIPMENT / SERVICE TOOLS DETAIL IN THE RUNNING

GENERAL GUIDELINES

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REFER TO THE MAKE-UP DETAIL IN THE RUNNING SECTION.

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Torque application

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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

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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3. Blow out the pipe ID from box to pin to completely


remove loose mill scale and accumulated debris.

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2. Carry out drifting before cleaning and inspecting the


connection.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

1. Ensure drift mandrels meet API dimensional


requirements (reference API Specification 5CT) or
specified special drift requirements.

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API standard drift mandrel size (min.)


products & sizes

LENGTH

diameter

inch

mm

inch

mm

Casing and Liners

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d - 1/8

d - 3.18

9 5/8 to 13 3/8

12

305

d - 5/32

d - 3.97

Larger than 13 3/8

12

305

d - 3/16

d - 4.76

2 7/8and smaller

42

1,067

d - 3/32

d - 2.38

3 1/2and larger

42

1,067

d - 1/8

d - 3.18

Smaller than 9 5/8

Tubing

d= Nominal pipe body internal diameter


Check tables C.31 and E.31 in the last version of API 5CT

Cleaning

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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.

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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.

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.

RUNNING MANUAL

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

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1. Handle all pipes with the right thread protectors in


place.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Connection preparation

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PRE-RUNNING

Running compound
application.

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.
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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.

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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.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

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.

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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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YES

NO

1. ALIGNMENT

The pipe should be aligned


with the coupling axis.

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.

RUNNING MANUAL

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.

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5. Use a stabbing guide on the box end.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

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.

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Make-up

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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

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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, MAC II,
TenarisXP BTC, PH6, PH4, and CS)
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.

When making up accessories:


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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).

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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.

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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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7. Use full wrap-around back-ups on thin-walled


or plastic-coated pipe to reduce the possibility of
damaging either pipe or coating.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

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.

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power tong torque

90

90

load cell

close as practical

short as practical

MAKE-UP

1. Power tong, upper view.


2. Load cell installation, side view.

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REFER TO MAKE-UP ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA SECTION.

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.

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GENERAL GUIDELINES

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 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 not lost to other
variables in the make-up system such
as rig motion, misalignment or tong
inconsistencies.

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.

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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Lowering

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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.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

6. Rotation speed should not exceed 15 RPM.

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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

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GENERAL GUIDELINES

AND THE WHOLE JOINT AS SCRAP.

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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


COUPLING (**)

H40 (*)

J55 tubing

J55 casing

K55

N80 1

2 nd.

Black

Bright
Green

Bright
Green

White

Bright
Green
Red

Bands
1 st.

2 nd.

3 rd.

Black

Bright
Green

Bright
Green

Bright
Green

Bright
Green

Red

(*) Optional: bare


(**) Special-clearance coupling also has a black band.

Pipe identification

Bands
1 st.

COLOR CODE

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Body

PIPE BODY

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STEEL
GRADES

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STEEL
GRADES

COUPLING (**)

Body

PIPE BODY

Bands
1 st.

N80 Q

Red

Green

L80 1

Red

Brown

L80 13Cr

Silver

C90 1

2 nd.

Bands
1 st.

2 nd.

3 rd.

Red

Bright
Green

Red

Brown

Yellow

Red

Brown

Yellow

Purple

Purple

C90 2

Purple

Yellow

Purple

Yellow

T95 1

Silver

Silver

T95 2

Silver

Yellow

Silver

Yellow

R95

Brown

Brown

P110

White

White

C110

White

Brown

Brown

White

Brown

Brown

Q125 1

Orange

Orange

Q125 2

Orange Yellow

Orange Yellow

Q125 3

Orange Green

Orange Green

Q125 4

Orange Brown

Orange Brown

(**) Special-clearance coupling also has a black band.

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COLOR CODE

Color codes for proprietary grades


COUPLING

2 nd.

Bands
1 st.

2 nd.

3 rd.

TN 80S

Pink

Blue

Blue

Pink

TN 90S

Pink

Purple

Purple

Pink

TN 95S

Pink

Orange Sky
Blue

Orange Sky
Blue

Pink

TN 80SS

Brown

Blue

Blue

Brown

TN 90SS

Brown

Purple

Purple

Brown

TN 95SS

Brown

Orange Sky
Blue

Orange Sky
Blue

Brown

TN 100SS

Brown

Silver

Silver

Brown

TN 110SS

Brown

Pink

Yellow

Pink

Yellow

Brown

TN 125SS

Brown

Blue

Blue

Blue

Blue

Brown

TN 80HC

White

Blue

Blue

White

TN 95HC

White

Orange Sky
Blue

Orange Sky
Blue

White

TN 110HC

White

Pink

Yellow

Pink

Yellow

White

TN 125HC

White

Blue

Blue

Blue

Blue

White

TN 140HC

White

Brown

Brown

White

Pipe identification

Bands
1 st.

COLOR CODE

RUNNING MANUAL

Body

PIPE BODY

TenarisHydril

STEEL
GRADES

37

STEEL
GRADES

COUPLING

Body

Bands
1 st.

38

PIPE BODY

2 nd.

COLOR CODE

Bands
1 st.

2 nd.

3 rd.

P110-IC
P110-ICY

White

White

Q125-IC
Q125-ICY

Orange

Orange

TN 80HS

Silver

Blue

Blue

TN 95HS

Silver

Orange Sky
Blue

Orange Sky
Blue

Silver

TN 100HS

Silver

Silver

Silver

TN 110HS

Silver

Pink

Yellow

Pink

Yellow

Silver

TN 135DW

Sky
Blue

Blue

Brown

Blue

Brown

Sky
Blue

TN 140DW

Sky
Blue

Brown

Brown

Sky
Blue

TN 150DW

Sky
Blue

Red

Red

Red

Red

Sky
Blue

TN 55CS

Green

Pink

Pink

Green

TN 70CS

Green

Sky
Blue

Sky
Blue

Green

TN 75CS

Green

Gray

Gray

Gray

Gray

Green

TN 80Cr3

Green

Blue

Blue

Green

TN 95Cr3

Green

Orange Sky
Blue

Silver

Orange Sky
Blue

Green

COUPLING

2 nd.

Bands
1 st.

2 nd.

3 rd.

TN 110Cr3

Green

Pink

Yellow

Pink

Yellow

Green

TN 55LT

Violet

Pink

Pink

Violet

TN 80LT

Violet

Blue

Blue

Violet

TN 95LT

Violet

Orange Sky
Blue

Orange Sky
Blue

Violet

TN 110LT

Violet

Pink

Yellow

Pink

Yellow

Violet

TN 125LT

Violet

Blue

Blue

Blue

Blue

Violet

TN 35HD (*)

Pink

Pink

Yellow

TN 45HD (*)

Yellow

Blue

Yellow

TN 60HD (*)

Pink

Yellow

TN 70HD (*)

Sky
Blue

Yellow

TN 55TH

Red

Pink

Pink

Red

TN 80TH

Red

Blue

Blue

Red

TN 80Cr13

Gray

Red

Gray

Red

TN 85Cr13

Gray

Purple

Gray

Purple

Pipe identification

Bands
1 st.

COLOR CODE

RUNNING MANUAL

Body

PIPE BODY

TenarisHydril

STEEL
GRADES

(*) Steel grade for special application.

39

STEEL
GRADES

COUPLING

Body

Bands
1 st.

2 nd.

COLOR CODE

Bands
1 st.

2 nd.

3 rd.

TN 95Cr13

Gray

Brown

TN 95Cr13M

Light
Brown

Orange Sky
Blue

Orange Sky
Blue

Light
Brown

Pink

Pink

Light
Brown

TN 110Cr13M Light

Brown

Yellow

Gray

Yellow

Brown

Orange Sky
Blue

Orange Sky
Blue

Bright
Green

TN 110Cr13S Bright

Pink

Yellow

Pink

Yellow

Bright
Green

TN 125Cr13S Bright

Blue

Blue

Blue

Blue

Bright
Green

TN 95Cr13S

Bright
Green

Green

Green

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PIPE BODY

Marking API threaded pipe

5CT: API

specification
Q1
53.5: Mass designation
P: Grade
S: Seamless

TSD

TAT: TenarisAlgoma

7/2

8/1: 2008

RUNNING MANUAL

TenarisHydril

8/1 9 5/8 53.5 P S P9200 BC DA8.500 (Customers brand) HNXXXX 0765 14,32 MADE IN CANADA

Pipe identification

8/1

. Manufacturer
. Manufacturing
. specification
monogram
. API
Date of manufacture
. OD
. Mass designation
. Grade
. Process of manufacture
. Hydrostatic test pressure
. Thread type
. Drift diameter if
drift
. alternative
Customer brand
. Heat number
. Pipe number
. Length (mts)

TAT

Pipe Stencil

Tenaris AT ISO11960 5CT 0514

.
.
.
.
.
.

Hard stamp

41

Marking premium threaded pipe

TTM

TenarisTamsa
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
TTM:

0124
SF

5CT:

TENARIS TM ISO11960 5CT 0124

TTM

.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

Hard stamp/stencil
coupling

Pipe Stencil

HNYYYY 0126 14,32 MADE IN MEXICO

. Manufacturer
. Manufacturing
. specification
monogram
. API
Date of manufacture
. Special end-finish
. OD
. Mass designation
. Grade
. Process of manufacture
. Hydrostatic test pressure
. Drift diameter
alternative drift
. ifThread
. Customertypebrand / PO
. number
number
. Heat
Pipe number
. Length (mts)
__

NOTE: THE PIPE MARKING SHOWN IS ONLY AN EXAMPLE.


SOME DIFFERENCES MAY BE OBSERVED DEPENDING ON WHERE
PRODUCTS ARE MANUFACTURED.

42

Tenaris mills marking codes

Siderca Argentina

Tenaris SD

TSD

SIAT VA ARGENTINA

Tenaris VA

TVA

CONFAB BRAZIL

Tenaris CF

TCF

TUBO CARIBE COLOMBIA

Tenaris TC

TTC

Tamsa Mexico

Tenaris TM

TTM

Algoma Canada

Tenaris AT

TAT

PRUDENTIAL CANADA

Tenaris PS

TPS

CONROE USA

Tenaris CR

TCR

HICKMAN USA

Tenaris HK

THK

COUNCE USA

Tenaris CN

TCN

Dalmine Italy

Tenaris DL

TDL

Silcotub Romania

Tenaris SL

TSL

NKTubes Japan

Tenaris NKKtubes

TNK

SPIJ indonesia

Tenaris SPIJ

TIJ

Pipe identification

HARD STAMP

RUNNING MANUAL

WHITE INK STENCIL

TenarisHydril

Production unit

43

44

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.
__
NOTE: REFER TO API RECOMMENDED PRACTICE 5C1.

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.

RUNNING MANUAL

TenarisHydril

1. Carefully place the pipes on the racks when they


arrive at the well site.

Handling and Care of Pipes and Connections

Pipe handling

45

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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TOTAL LENGTH (TL)


EFFECTIVE LENGTH (EL)

EL = TL - MUL

MAKE-UP
LOSS (MUL)

1. MEASURING

Be sure to use the effective


length of each pipe to be
run into the hole.

Pipe measuring

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).

RUNNING MANUAL

NOTE: Take into account the reduction in length ensuing

TenarisHydril

__

Handling and Care of Pipes and Connections

Remove protectors for measuring then reinstall


immediately after measuring each pipe (Fig. 1).

47

46 cm

2. HANDLING

Proper handling and care


reduces damage on pipes and
connections.

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.
48

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.

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.

RUNNING MANUAL

2. Ensure enough storage compound is applied to


protect the entire thread and seal area.

TenarisHydril

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.

Handling and Care of Pipes and Connections

Surplus pipe

49

Pulled pipe
1. Thoroughly clean the inside and outside of all
pipes pulled from the hole after running using a highpressure 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.

50

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.

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.

RUNNING MANUAL

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

TenarisHydril

For connections with Dopeless Technology,


refer to the Dopeless Technology Running
Guidelines section.

Running and Thread Lock Compounds Application

For high chrome grades, further details are provided


in the Chrome Running Guidelines section.

51

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.

Metal to Metal Seal

pin

CONNECTION PROFILE

Main features.

52

Thread Form

Torque Shoulder

box

Blue
Running compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials

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.

RUNNING MANUAL

BOX

TenarisHydril

Apply an even coat


of running compound
to the full thread area,
covering the seal surface
and pin nose.

Running and Thread Lock Compounds Application

PIN

53

Blue
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.

54

Blue Thermal Liner


Running compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials

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.

RUNNING MANUAL

BOX

TenarisHydril

Apply a thin even coat


of running compound
covering the full thread
area and pin nose.

Running and Thread Lock Compounds Application

PIN

55

Blue Thermal Liner


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.

56

Blue Near Flush


Running compound application

PIN

BOX
Apply running
compound to internal
and external seals.

TenarisHydril

RUNNING MANUAL

Apply running
compound to threads,
seals and pin nose.

Running and Thread Lock Compounds Application

Carbon steel and high chrome materials

57

Blue Near Flush


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.

58

ER
Running compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials

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.

RUNNING MANUAL

BOX

TenarisHydril

Apply a thin even coat


of running compound
covering the full thread
area and pin nose.

Running and Thread Lock Compounds Application

PIN

59

ER
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.

60

TenarisXP Buttress
Running compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials

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.

RUNNING MANUAL

BOX

TenarisHydril

Apply a thin even coat


of running compound
covering the full thread
area and pin nose.

Running and Thread Lock Compounds Application

PIN

61

TenarisXP Buttress
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.

62

Wedge Series 500


Running compound application
Carbon steel grades

Do not apply running


compound.

TenarisHydril
Wedge 533TM

RUNNING MANUAL

BOX

TenarisHydril

Apply a thin, even coat


of running compound
(thread form should be
visible) to the entire pin
thread and seal areas.

Running and Thread Lock Compounds Application

PIN

63

Wedge Series 500


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 533TM

64

Wedge Series 500


Thread lock compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials

BOX
Apply running compound
to the metal seal area and
the last threads at the
back of the box.

RUNNING MANUAL

Apply thread lock


compound to top-half
of pin thread only,
approximately 3 to 4
threads.

Running and Thread Lock Compounds Application

PIN

Wedge 533TM

TenarisHydril

TenarisHydril

65

Wedge 625
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.

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Wedge 625
Running compound application
High chrome materials

Apply a very thin layer


of running compound
to thread and seals.

RUNNING MANUAL

BOX

TenarisHydril

Apply a thin, even coat


of running compound
(thread form should be
visible) to the entire pin
thread and seal areas.

Running and Thread Lock Compounds Application

PIN

67

Wedge 625
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.

68

MS
Running compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials

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.

RUNNING MANUAL

BOX

TenarisHydril

Apply a thin even coat


of running compound
covering the full thread
area, the seal surface
and pin nose.

Running and Thread Lock Compounds Application

PIN

69

MS
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.

70

3SB
Running compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials

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.

RUNNING MANUAL

BOX

TenarisHydril

Apply a thin even coat


of running compound
covering the full thread
area, the seal surface
and pin nose.

Running and Thread Lock Compounds Application

PIN

71

3SB
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.

72

HW
Running compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials

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.

RUNNING MANUAL

BOX

TenarisHydril

Apply a thin even coat


of running compound
covering the full thread
area, the seal surface
and pin nose.

Running and Thread Lock Compounds Application

PIN

73

HW
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.

74

PJD
Running compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials

Apply an even coat of


running compound
covering the full thread
area, seal surface and
torque shoulder.

RUNNING MANUAL

BOX

TenarisHydril

Apply a thin even coat


of running compound
covering the full thread
area, seal surface and
pin nose.

Running and Thread Lock Compounds Application

PIN

75

SLX
Running compound application
Carbon steel

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.

76

SLX
Running compound application
High chrome materials

Apply a very thin layer


of running compound
to thread and seals.

RUNNING MANUAL

BOX

TenarisHydril

Apply a thin, even coat


of running compound
(thread form should be
visible) to the entire pin
thread and seal areas.

Running and Thread Lock Compounds Application

PIN

77

SLX
Thread lock compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials

PIN
Apply thread lock
compound to the large
step of the pin thread
only.

BOX
Apply running
compound on the
smallest step of
the box threads
and seal.

78

MACII
Running compound application
Carbon seel

Do not apply running


compound.

RUNNING MANUAL

BOX

TenarisHydril

Apply a thin, even coat


of running compound
(thread form should be
visible) to the entire pin
thread and seal areas

Running and Thread Lock Compounds Application

PIN

79

MACII
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.

80

MACII
Thread lock compound application
Carbon steel and high chrome materials

Apply running compound


on the smallest step of
the box threads and seal.

RUNNING MANUAL

BOX

TenarisHydril

Apply thread lock


compound to the large
step of the pin thread
only. Apply running
compound to the
external seal area.

Running and Thread Lock Compounds Application

PIN

81

CS, PH4 and PH6


Running compound application
Carbon steel

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
PH4TM

82

CS, PH4 and PH6


Running compound application
High chrome materials

Apply a thin, even coat


of running compound
(thread form should be
visible) to the entire pin
thread and seal areas.

BOX

RUNNING MANUAL

Apply a very thin layer


of running compound to
thread and seals.

Running and Thread Lock Compounds Application

PIN

PH4TM

TenarisHydril

TenarisHydril

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84

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.

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.

RUNNING MANUAL

NOTE: For accessories whose wall thickness is significantly

TenarisHydril

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.

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

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.

85

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.

86

Group 1 Connections
Torque vs. turn MONITORING SYSTEM
The following torque parameters should be loaded into
the computer:

. Reference torque
. Minimum shoulder torque
. Maximum shoulder torque
. Minimum make-up torque
. Optimum/target make-up torque
. Maximum make-up torque
(1)

(2)

As well as the following data:

. Calibration value of the load cell


. Dump valve sensitivity
. Turn transducer sensitivity
__

(1) THE INITIAL RECOMMENDED VALUE FOR THE REFERENCE TORQUE


IS 5% OF THE OPTIMUM TORQUE. WHILE RUNNING, THE REFERENCE

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.

RUNNING MANUAL

TORQUE.

TenarisHydril

(2) FOR THESE PURPOSES, OPTIMUM TORQUE IS THE SAME AS TARGET

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

TORQUE CAN BE ADJUSTED TO DISPLAY AT LEAST THE LAST TWO TURNS.

87

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:
SHOULDER
TORQUE

Minimum
Maximum
Shoulder Torque Shoulder Torque
(% Optimum Torque) (% Optimum Torque)

Blue /
Blue Thermal Liner

15

85

Blue Near Flush (2)

10

85

3SB (1)

80

HW (1)

80

MS (1)

10

75

MS XT/XC (1)

10

75

PJD

15

75

ER (1)

15

80

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. 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
88

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.

TenarisHydril

RUNNING MANUAL

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

Any graph reflecting abnormalities should be


investigated (i.e., back out and inspect joint).

89

TORQUE

Main features of the


torque vs. turn graph

Shouldering Section
MAX. MAKE-UP TORQUE

Delta Turns
Value

OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


MIN. MAKE-UP TORQUE
MAX. SHOULDER TORQUE

Thread & Seal Interference Section

Delta Torque
Value

Shoulder Torque Value


Top Turns
MIN. SHOULDER TORQUE
REFERENCE TORQUE
TURNS

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.

90

Automatic shouldering torque


determination on each graph
should show a value close to
that determined visually.

group 1 connections torque vs. turn


acceptance criteria

TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE

MAXIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE

Shoulder Torque OK
MINIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE
REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Acceptable curve

Follow the recommended


guidelines for running and

RUNNING MANUAL

acceptable curves.

TenarisHydril

application to achieve

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

thread lock compounds

91

TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE

MAXIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE

Shoulder Torque
MINIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE
REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Acceptable curve

Follow the recommended


guidelines for running and
thread lock compounds
application to achieve
acceptable curves.

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TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE

MAXIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE

Shoulder Torque OK
MINIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE
REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Acceptable curve with slight


oscillations

Slight oscillations in the


thread interference section are

TenarisHydril

RUNNING MANUAL

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

allowed.

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TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MAXIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE

Hump Effect
MINIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Acceptable curve with


hump effect not exceeding
the SHOULDER POINT

.
.
.
.
.
.

Possible causes

Recommendations

Running compound excess

In this case it is recommended

Dirt between threads

to break out the first two

Decanted running compound

connections to verify that the

Running compound not

hump effect is produced by an

homogenized

excess of running compound

High friction running

thus ensuring no damage has

compound

been caused.

Running compound
contamination

94

group 1 connections torque vs. turn


rejection criteria

TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MAXIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE

Shoulder Torque

MINIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Non-acceptable curve with


high final torque

Load cell problem

.
.

Possible effects
Too much stress
Galling on thread and/or seal

Dump valve problem


Tong operator error
High momentum

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.

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

Over torque

RUNNING MANUAL

Possible causes

TenarisHydril

.
.
.
.
.

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TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MAXIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE

Shoulder Torque

MINIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Non-acceptable curve with


low final torque

.
.
.
.
.

Possible causes
Torque interruption
Load cell problem
Dump valve problem

.
.
.

Possible effects
Connection leak
Poor energization
Back-off

Tong operator error


Back-up slip + dump delay

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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TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MAXIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE

MINIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Non-acceptable curve with


yielded connection

Wrong box and/or pin grade


Load cell problem
Dump valve problem
Tong operator error
Low friction running compound

.
.
.
.
.

Possible effects
No drift after make-up
Pin plastic deformation
Special clearance box plastic
deformation
Tools could not pass

.
.
.
.

Connection could fail due to:

Running compound

contamination

Compression

Tension

Collapse

Burst

Recommendations
Reject pin and box joints

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

Over torque

RUNNING MANUAL

Possible causes

TenarisHydril

.
.
.
.
.
.
.

97

TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MAXIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE

MINIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Non-Acceptable curve with


hump effect exceeding
the Shoulder Point

.
.
.
.
.
.

Possible causes
Running compound excess

Recommendations
Break out the first two

Dirt between threads

connections when this effect

Decanted running compound

appears and check if it is

Running compound not

caused by an excess in the

homogenized

amount of applied running

High friction running

compound.

compound

In this case, reduce the amount

Running compound

for the next make-up, applying

contamination

the same distribution as


indicated in the running

.
.
.
.

Possible effects
Thread damage
Seal damage
Shoulder damage
Connection leak

98

compound guidelines.

TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
High Shoulder torque

MAXIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE

MINIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Non-Acceptable curve with


high shoulder torque

Wrong running compound


Running compound
contamination

Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if

possible).
If the results from the inspection

Presence of storage compound

are acceptable, re-apply

Load cell problem

running compound increasing

High thread interference

the amount respecting the


recommended distribution and

Possible effects
Leakage due to connection
pre-load

make-up again.

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

Wrong torque

RUNNING MANUAL

Possible causes

TenarisHydril

.
.
.
.
.
.

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TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MAXIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE

MINIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE


Low Shoulder torque
REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Non-Acceptable curve with


low shoulder torque

.
.
.
.
.
.
.

Possible causes
Wrong torque
Wrong running compound
(low friction)
Running compound

Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if

possible).
If the results from the

contamination

inspection are acceptable,

Presence of storage compound

re-apply running compound

Other friction reducer

decreasing the amount of it

Load cell problem

respecting the recommended

Low thread interference

distribution and make-up


again.

.
.

Possible effects
Back-off
High localized stress

100

TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MAXIMUM MAKE UP TORQUE

MINIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Non-Acceptable curve with


non-defined torque
shoulder

Misalignment
Damaged threads
Dirty threads

.
.
.
.

Possible effects
Leak
Galling
Back-off
Jump-out

Wrong torque
Incorrect running compound
amount
Incorrect running compound
Load cell problem

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.

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

Cross threads

RUNNING MANUAL

Possible causes

TenarisHydril

.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

101

TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MAXIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE

MINIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Non-Acceptable curve with


abnormal thread
interference

.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

Possible causes
Cross-threads
Dings or cut threads
Galled threads
Threads with burs
Threads with razor edges

.
.
.
.
.

Possible effects
Severe thread damages
Thread galling
Connection leak
Connection back-off
Connection jump-out

Running compound
contamination
Spider or slip turns during
make-up
Back-up tong dies slip during
make-up

Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if

possible).
If the results from the

Mechanical interference of

inspection are acceptable,

pipes during rotation

re-apply running compound


and make-up again.

102

TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MAXIMUM SHOULDER TORQUE

Dies Slipping on Pipe Body

MINIMUM
SHOULDER TORQUE
REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Non-Acceptable curve with


excessive jaw slips

Dirty or worn tong dies


Dirty or worn slips dies
Dirty or worn spider dies

Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if

possible).
If the results from the

Spider movement

inspection are acceptable,

Not enough string weight for

re-apply running compound

proper slips grip

and make-up again.


Minor jaw slip can be accepted.

Possible effects
Pipe body damage

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

Jaw dies poor grip

RUNNING MANUAL

Possible causes

TenarisHydril

.
.
.
.
.
.

103

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

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

104

TSH W521, TSH W561, TSH W563,

short of the band, break-out

TSH W551, TSH W553 AND TSH

the joint, clean pin and box,

W625

and inspect for damage.

These connections have

Any damage must be

a make-up band stenciled

repaired.

round the circumference

Reapply running compound

of the pin OD.

and make up again. If the

The face of the coupling/

face still fails to reach the

box end should be within

band, mark both ends and

the range of the band.

set them aside.

These connections have a

These connections have no

wear indicator gap between

make-up band on pin end.

the pin and box shoulders

Correct make-up has been

after make-up.

achieved if no pin threads are

This gap should always be

visible after make-up.

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.

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

AND TSH W523

RUNNING MANUAL

TSH W511, TSH W513

AND TSH W503

TenarisHydril

TSH W533

105

Legacy Series

MacII

This connection should have


the external seal in contact
after make-up.

106

PH4, PH6 and CS

SLX

There should be no pin threads


visible in the connection after
make-up.

RUNNING MANUAL

with no visible gap.

TenarisHydril

made up to the external seal

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

These connections are to be

107

TENARISXP SERIES

TXP BUTTRESS

108

This connection has a triangle

height when at the right torque

stamped on the pin end. When

values. The coupling face

correctly made-up, the position

should never exceed 1/3 of

of the face of the coupling is

the triangle height as from

approximately 1/4 of the triangle

the base of the triangle.

Group 2 Connections
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:

RUNNING MANUAL

TenarisHydril

applied should be 15-20% over target torque regardless


of compound manufacturer recommendations. Do not
exceed 1.75 times minimum torque.
SLX and MACII: Use maximum torque value from
Data Sheet.

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

. Wedge Series 500 and Series 600: Torque

109

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.

110

WEDGE group 2 CONNECTIONS


These connections will not show a shoulder torque on
the make-up graphs, due to their unique design.

TORQUE

Main features of the


torque vs. turn graph

YIELD TORQUE
Safety
Margin
OPERATING TORQUE

MAX. MAKE-UP TORQUE

Allowed
down-hole
torque range

TARGET MAKE-UP TORQUE


MIN. MAKE-UP TORQUE

Recommended
surface power
tong range

REFERENCE TORQUE

ski-slope increase in torque.


It will not show a shoulder.

RUNNING MANUAL

The graph pattern will show a

TenarisHydril

Typical graph profile

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

TURNS

111

TORQUE

WEDGE GROUP 2 CONNECTIONS


TORQUE VS TURN ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

TARGET TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Acceptable curve

Follow the recommended


guidelines for running and
thread lock compounds
application to achieve
acceptable curves.

112

TORQUE

TARGET TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Acceptable curve with slight


oscillations

Slight oscillations in the

RUNNING MANUAL

TenarisHydril

allowed.

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

thread interference section are

113

TORQUE

TARGET TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Acceptable curve with


hump effect

.
.
.
.
.
.

Possible causes
Running compound excess

Recommendations

Dirt between threads

In this case it is recommended

Decanted running compound

to break out the first two

Running compound not

connections to verify that the

homogenized

hump effect is produced by an

High friction running

excess of running compound

compound

thus ensuring no damage has

Running compound

been caused.

contamination

114

TORQUE

WEDGE GROUP 2 CONNECTIONS


TORQUE VS TURN REJECTION CRITERIA

TARGET TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Non-Acceptable curve with


abnormal thread
interference

Running compound excess

Recommendations
Break out the first two

Dirt between threads

connections when this effect

Decanted running compound

appears and check if it is

Running compound not

caused by an excess in the

homogenized

amount of applied running

High friction running

compound.

compound

In this case, reduce the amount

Running compound

for the next make-up, applying

contamination

the same distribution as


indicated in the running

.
.
.
.

Possible effects
Thread damage
Seal damage

compound guidelines.

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

Possible causes

RUNNING MANUAL

.
.
.
.
.
.

Connection leak

TenarisHydril

Shoulder damage

115

TORQUE

TARGET TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Non-Acceptable curve
with abnormal thread
interference

.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

Possible causes
Cross-threads
Dings or cut threads
Galled threads
Threads with burs
Threads with razor edges

.
.
.
.
.

Possible effects
Severe thread damages
Thread galling
Connection leak
Connection back-off
Connection jump-out

Running compound
contamination
Spider or slip turns during
make-up
Back-up tong dies slip during
make-up

Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if

possible).
If the results from the

Mechanical interference of

inspection are acceptable,

pipes during rotation

re-apply running compound


and make-up again.

116

TORQUE

TARGET TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE

REFERENCE TORQUE

Non-Acceptable curve with


excessive jaw slips

Dirty or worn tong dies


Dirty or worn slips dies
Dirty or worn spider dies

Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if

possible).
If the results from the

Spider movement

inspection are acceptable,

Not enough string weight for

re-apply running compound

proper slips grip

and make-up again.


Minor jaw slip can be accepted.

Possible effects
Pipe body damage

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

Jaw dies poor grip

RUNNING MANUAL

Possible causes

TenarisHydril

.
.
.
.
.
.

117

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.

TORQUE

Main features of the


torque vs. turn graph

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


TARGET MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE

Shoulder
REFERENCE
TORQUE

TURNS

Typical graph profile

The graph pattern will show a


shoulder point.

118

NON-WEDGE GROUP 2 CONNECTIONS


TORQUE VS. TURN ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE

Shoulder

Follow the recommended


guidelines for running and
thread lock compounds
application to achieve
acceptable curves.

RUNNING MANUAL

Acceptable curve

TenarisHydril

TURNS

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

REFERENCE TORQUE

119

TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE

Shoulder

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Acceptable curve

Follow the recommended


guidelines for running and
thread lock compound
application to achieve
acceptable curves.

120

TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE

Shoulder

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Acceptable curve with slight


oscillations

Slight oscillations in the


thread interference section

TenarisHydril

RUNNING MANUAL

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

are allowed.

121

TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE

Hump Effect

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Acceptable curve with


hump effect not exceeding
the SHOULDER POINT

.
.
.
.
.
.

Possible causes

Recommendations

Running compound excess

In this case it is recommended

Dirt between threads

to break out the first two

Decanted running compound

connections to verify that the

Running compound not

hump effect is produced by an

homogenized

excess of running compound

High friction running

thus ensuring no damage has

compound

been caused.

Running compound
contamination

122

NON-WEDGE GROUP 2 CONNECTIONS


TORQUE VS. TURN REJECTION CRITERIA

TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE

Shoulder

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Non-acceptable curve with


high final torque

Load cell problem

.
.

Possible effects
Too much stress
Galling on thread and/or seal

Dump valve problem


Tong operator error
High momentum

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.

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

Over torque

RUNNING MANUAL

Possible causes

TenarisHydril

.
.
.
.
.

123

TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE

Shoulder

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Non-acceptable curve with


low final torque

.
.
.
.
.

Possible causes
Torque interruption
Load cell problem
Dump valve problem

.
.
.

Possible effects
Connection leak
Poor energization
Back-off

Tong operator error


Back-up slip + dump delay

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.

124

TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Non-acceptable curve with


yielded connection

Wrong box and/or pin grade


Load cell problem
Dump valve problem
Tong operator error
Low friction running compound

.
.
.
.
.

Possible effects
No drift after make-up
Pin plastic deformation
Special clearance box plastic
deformation
Tools could not pass

.
.
.
.

Connection could fail due to:

Running compound

contamination

Compression

Tension

Collapse

Burst

Recommendations
Reject pin and box joints

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

Over torque

RUNNING MANUAL

Possible causes

TenarisHydril

.
.
.
.
.
.
.

125

TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Non-Acceptable curve with


hump effect exceeding
the SHOULDER POINT

.
.
.
.
.
.

Possible causes
Running compound excess

Recommendations
Break out the first two

Dirt between threads

connections when this effect

Decanted running compound

appears and check if it is

Running compound not

caused by an excess in the

homogenized

amount of applied running

High friction running

compound.

compound

In this case, reduce the amount

Running compound

for the next make-up, applying

contamination

the same distribution as


indicated in the running

.
.
.
.

Possible effects
Thread damage
Seal damage
Shoulder damage
Connection leak

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compound guidelines.

TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Non-Acceptable curve with


non-defined torque
shoulder

Misalignment
Damaged threads
Dirty threads

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.
.
.

Possible effects
Leak
Galling
Back-off
Jump-out

Wrong torque
Incorrect running compound
amount
Incorrect running compound
Load cell problem

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.

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

Cross threads

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Possible causes

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TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Non-Acceptable curve with


abnormal thread
interference

.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

Possible causes
Cross-threads
Dings or cut threads
Galled threads
Threads with burs
Threads with razor edges

.
.
.
.
.

Possible effects
Severe thread damages
Thread galling
Connection leak
Connection back-off
Connection jump-out

Running compound
contamination
Spider or slip turns during
make-up
Back-up tong dies slip during
make-up

Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if

possible).
If the results from the

Mechanical interference of

inspection are acceptable,

pipes during rotation

re-apply running compound


and make-up again.

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TORQUE

MAXIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE


OPTIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE
MINIMUM MAKE-UP TORQUE

Dies Slipping on Pipe Body

REFERENCE TORQUE

TURNS

Non-Acceptable curve with


excessive jaw slips

Dirty or worn tong dies


Dirty or worn slips dies
Dirty or worn spider dies

Recommendations
Break out, clean and perform
visual inspection (drift if

possible).
If the results from the

Spider movement

inspection are acceptable,

Not enough string weight for

re-apply running compound

proper slips grip

and make-up again.


Minor jaw slip can be accepted.

Possible effects
Pipe body damage

Make-up Acceptance Criteria

Jaw dies poor grip

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Possible causes

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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.

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.

RUNNING MANUAL

Never use direct flame-heating or welding


on chrome pipe, as this drastically reduces its
anti-corrosion properties.

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CHROME RUNNING GUIDELINES

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.

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3. Use equipment with non-ferrous low marking


dies for best results.

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.
.

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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RUNNING
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 makeup for best results.

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.

RUNNING MANUAL

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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.

CHROME RUNNING GUIDELINES

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.

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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.

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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.

PULLING

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.

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.

RUNNING MANUAL

7. Keep the pipe dry to prevent rust or corrosion during


storage at well site.

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6. Apply storage or running compound depending


on the kind operation planned and install clean,
dry protectors.

CHROME RUNNING GUIDELINES

5. Clean, dry and inspect the pin and box connections.

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FGL and CB
Options
These guidelines only apply to the connections listed
in the table below with the Corrosion Barrier (CB)
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

No

No

TSH MS-FGL

No

TSH MS-CB

No

TSH W563-CB

Yes

TSH W553-CB

Yes

TSH W533-CB

Yes

TSH PH4-CB

Yes

TSH PH6-CB

Yes

TSH CS-CB

Yes

TSH PJD-CB

Yes

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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.

RUNNING MANUAL

TSH Blue-CB

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TSH Blue-FGL

FGL AND CB OPTIONS

Compatible with
standard OPTION

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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 product to be run. Ensure there are some additional
seal rings, as backup.

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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.

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. If any pre-existing seal ring is found, it must be
removed and discarded.

RUNNING MANUAL

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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 nonmetallic 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.
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).

FGL AND CB OPTIONS

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.

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1. seal ring

Manually collapse the seal ring.

flange

2. FGL seal ring and flange

Ensure proper installation of both elements.

pin

CB ring

box
3. TSH W533-CB

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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. 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.

RUNNING MANUAL

Stabbing

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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).

FGL AND CB OPTIONS

1. Apply the running compound to connections


with the CB option in the same way as for the
corresponding standard connections.

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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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Dopeless
Technology Running
Guidelines
These guidelines apply only to TenarisHydril
connections with Dopeless technology and should be
used in conjunction with the relevant section of this
manual as indicated.

RUNNING MANUAL

Dopeless Technology Running Guidelines

Throughout this section, the term "standard


connection" refers to a connection without Dopeless
coating. A Dopeless connection is a TenarisHydril
premium connection with Dopeless coating applied.

Dopeless technology applied to the connection


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

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VISUAL APPEARANCE OF DOPELESS CONNECTIONS

2. Wedge 533 Dopeless connection


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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 field 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.
both situations:
. For
PIN:

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.

RUNNING MANUAL

(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.

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. For torque-related practical purposes, the connection

Dopeless Technology Running Guidelines

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.

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. 2.ForBOX:
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.

.
.
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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.

Excess coating which has balled


up during the make-up process
is removed with a clean rag.

2. BREAK-OUT

RUNNING MANUAL

1. BREAK-OUT

Dopeless Technology Running Guidelines

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).

Dopeless coating after three


make-and-breaks.

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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 (Fig. 3).
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.

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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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
fieldservices@tenaris.com.

Open the flap to see


the Table for Group 1
and Group 2 Connections

For additional information, please visit

www.tenaris.com

TSH / RM / Version 03 / IDM code GDL00337 / November 2012


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.

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