API SPEC 5AC
SPECIFICATION FOR RESTRICTED YIELD STRENGTH CASING AND TUBING
|Publication Date:||31 May 1984|
Coverage. This specification covers casing, tubing, and tubing pup joints (hereafter called pup joints) and connectors in the sizes and wall thicknesses applicable to the various grade of pipe as shown in the standard lists (Tables 1.1. 1.2 and 1.3). and the dimensional tables (Tables 6.1 through 6.6), including other sizes and weights of Grade C-90 casing and tubing as agreed upon between purchaser and manufacturer. It also includes requirements for couplings and thread protectors. All requirements given herein for casing and tubing shall apply to pup joints and connectors except as otherwise specified. Connectors are defined as a tubular section used for the purpose of 1) joining or changing from one size. weight. or type of threaded connection to the same or another size. weight. or type of threaded connection or 2) other application.
Dimensional requirements on threads and thread gages. stipulations on gaging practice. gage specifications and certification as well as instruments and methods for inspection of threads are given in API Std 58 and are applicable to products covered by this specification.
Although this specification, in conjunction with API Std 5B, permits manufacturers↑ authorized to use the API monogram* on round-thread casing to manufacture and apply the monogram to buttress and extreme-line casing, considerable skill and know-how is required for the tooling for, and machining of, these connections. Therefore, any manufacturer who desires to produce these connections is advised to consult with manufacturers who have produced these connections before attempting their manufacture.
American Petroleum Institute (API) Specifications are published as aids to the procurement of standardized equipment and materials, as well as, instructions to API Licensees. These Specifications are not intended to obviate the need for sound engineering, nor to inhibit in any way anyone from purchasing or producing products to other specifications.
The formulation and publication of API Specifications and the associated license program is not intended in any way to inhibit the purchase of products from companies not licensed to use the API monogram
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API Specifications may be used by anyone desiring to do so, and diligent effort has been made by the Institute to assure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained in them. However, the Institute makes no representation. warranty, or guarantee in connection with the publication of any API Specification and hereby expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility for loss or damage resulting from their use. for any violation of any federal. state, or municipal regulation with which an API Specification may conflict, or for the infringement of any patent resulting from the use of an API Specification.
The application of the API monogram is a warranty that the licensee has obtained a valid license to use the monogram and that each individual item which bears the monogram conformed, in every detail. with the applicable API Specification at the time of manufacture. However, the American Petroleum Institute does nor represent, warrant or guarantee that products bearing the API monogram do in fact conform to the applicable API standard or specification.
The procedure for obtaining authorization to use the API monogram is given in Appendix E.
↑Note: The term, "manufacturer" as used throughout this specification includes pipe mills, processors, threaders, and manufacturers of couplings, pup joints and connectors, as applicable.
*The API monogram-AP -is a registered trademark of the American Petroleum Institute