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FOX-TP-M-101

FIELD INSPECTION OF FOX THREAD

January 2008

JFE STEEL CORPORATION HUNTING OILFIELD SERVICES INTERNATIONAL Legal Notice


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SCOPE This describes the field inspection of FOX pin and box thread.

PIN THREAD INSPECTION Tools and gauges required for field inspection may vary dependent on particular situations, but for most running and pulling operations the following equipment is sufficient: Depth Gauge (Pit gauge) Fine Tooth Triangle File (Small) Scotch Brite Emery Cloth The pin thread inspection criteria and action is shown in Fig. 1. Inspection is conducted visually and by touch of hands, and any required repairs to the connection should be conducted in accordance with the requirements of Fig.1. Slight burrs or damage to threads can be removed with emery cloth and moderate damage can be repaired with file and followed with emery cloth. There are two types of pin end, swaged and un-swaged end. The difference between those two are shown in Fig. 2.

BOX THREAD INSPECTION Tools and gauges required for field inspection may vary dependent on particular situations, but for most running and pulling operations the following equipment is sufficient: Depth Gauge (Pit gauge) Fine Tooth Triangle File (Small) Scotch Brite Emery Cloth The box thread inspection criteria and action is shown in Fig. 3. Inspection is conducted visually and by touch of hands, and any required repairs to the connection should be conducted in accordance with the requirements of Fig.3. Slight burrs or damage to threads can be removed with emery cloth and moderate damage can be repaired with file and followed with emery cloth.

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Fig. 1 PIN VISUAL INSPECTION CRITERIA AND ACTIONS


D E Minimum length of full crested thread (Table 1) Permitted black crested threads C B A

Condition Corrosion

Zone A, B, C, E

Criteria All surfaces Pitting less than 0.004" (0.1mm) deep or minor surface corrosion. Deeper than 0.004" (0.1mm) No pitting acceptable Light surface corrosion (Rust)

Action Hand repair with soft bristle (no steel wire) brush or emery cloth Cut off & re-thread If present then cut off & repair Hand repair with Scotch Brite or #400 emery cloth DO NOT ALTER SEAL DIMENSION. Repair should be made in a larger area than actual surface corrosion and should move around the diameter of seal. Hand repair with a fine triangle file or emery cloth. Repair should be made in a larger area than actual effected area and should move around the diameter of thread. Otherwise reject. If present then cut off & re-thread Phosphate coat if not present

Burr, Tear, Ding, Mash, Scratch

A, B, C, E

All surfaces Any condition which could cause galling, i.e., conditions described greater than 0.01" (0.3mm)

D Phosphate Coating *Note A, B, C, D, E

Not acceptable

Must be present (Except Mill Finish End) Inspect for medium gray surface color Bead Peening A, B, Inspect for matt surface. If Bead peen if not present (high chrome steel) C, D, previously made up some *Note E normal wear is expected and acceptable *Note : According to Specification Definition of high chrome steel: Containing 9% or more chromium steel.

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Fig. 2 Two types of Pin End and Bore


Swaged End (Thin Wall)

Un-Swaged End Full circumference minimum I.D. clean up at pin bored end

Table 1 Minimum Length of Full Crested Thread (measured from pin-nose) OD 2.375 2.875 3.500 4.000 4.500 5.000 5.500 6.625 7.000 7.625 8.625 9.625 10.750 11.750 13.375 Full Crested Length in mm 0.610 15.5 0.985 25.0 1.442 36.6 1.470 37.3 1.840 46.7 1.875 47.6 1.875 47.6 2.150 54.6 2.350 59.7 2.660 67.6 2.660 67.6 2.660 67.6 2.660 67.6 2.660 67.6 2.660 67.6

Note: 50% of threads in this area to be full crested over at least 180 degrees of their circumference.

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Fig. 3

BOX VISUAL INSPECTION CRITERIA AND ACTIONS

D E Condition Corrosion

Zone A, B, C, E

Criteria Slight imperfections and light surface corrosion, i.e., less than 0.004" (0.1mm) All other imperfections deeper than 0.004" (0.1mm) No pitting acceptable Light surface corrosion (Rust)

Action Hand repair with soft bristle (no steel wire), emery cloth or Scotch Brite Reject. Reject. Repair with Scotch Brite or #400 emery cloth. DO NOT ALTER SEAL DIMENSION. Repair should be made in a larger area than actual surface corrosion and should move around the diameter of seal. Grind to round bottom & smooth edge. Keep within FOX tolerances Reject. Hand repair with a fine triangle file or emery cloth. Repair should be made in a larger area than actual effected area and should move around the diameter of thread. Otherwise reject Reject. Phosphate coat if not present

Coupling O.D. & I.D. bore Burr, Tear, A, B, C, Ding, E Mash, Scratch

Pitting or corrosion Less than 0.020" (0.5mm) deep Deeper than 0.020" (0.5mm) All surfaces Any condition which could cause galling, i.e., conditions described greater than 0.01" (0.3mm)

Phosphat e Coating (Carbon steel)

D A, B, C, D, E

Copper plating
(high chrome steel)

A, B, C, D, E

Not acceptable Must be present Inspect for medium gray surface color If previously made up some normal wear is expected and acceptable Inspect for copper plated surface. If previously made up some normal wear is expected and acceptable

Reject or re-plate.