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Visual Testing of Pipe Threads

Adapted from Vol. 9 of the Nondestructive Testing Handbook on Visual Testing, this article discusses the functions of pipe threads, types of seals, governing standards, and the exacting requirements necessary for examining pipe threads on oil country tubular goods.

References
1. Raulins, Max. “How Loading Affects Tubular Thread Shoulder Seals.” Petroleum Engineering International. Dallas, TX: Otis Engineering Corporation, Premium Threading Services Division (March 1984). 2. API RP 5B1, Recommended Practice for Gaging and Inspection of Casing, Tubing, and Line Pipe Threads, fifth edition. Dallas, TX: American Petroleum Institute (2004). 3. API SPEC 5B, API Specification for Threading, Gaging, Tubing, and Line Pipe Threads, thirteenth edition. Dallas, TX: American Petroleum Institute (2008). 4. API RP 5A5 [ISO 15463-2003], Recommended Practice for Field Inspection of New Casing, Tubing and Plain End Drill Pipe. Dallas, TX: American Petroleum Institute (2005). 5. API SPEC 5CT, Specification for Casing and Tubing, fourth edition. Dallas, TX: American Petroleum Institute (1992). Superseded by ISO 11960 [API SPEC 5CT], Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries — Steel Pipes for Use as Casing or Tubing for Wells. Geneva, Switzerland: International Organization for Standardization (2006). 6. API STD 5T1, Standard for Imperfection Terminology. Dallas, TX: American Petroleum Institute (2003). This article has been adapted from the Nondestructive Testing Handbook, third edition: Vol. 9, Visual Testing. Columbus, OH: American Society for Nondestructive Testing (2010).
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