API SPEC 5AC
SPECIFICATION FOR RESTRICTED YIELD STRENGTH CASING AND TUBING
|Publication Date:||1 March 1981|
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 and 1.2), and the dimensional tables (Tables 6.1 through 6.6). 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 5B 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.
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The use of the API monogram is a warranty by the manufacturer to the purchaser that the manufacturer has obtained a license to use the monogram and further. that the product which bears the monogram conforms to the applicable API specification. However. the American Petroleum Institute does not 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.
*The API monogram-AP -is a registered trademark of the American Petroleum Institute.