API RP 5A5
Field Inspection of New Casing, Tubing, and Plain-end Drill Pipe
|Publication Date:||1 June 2005|
This International Standard specifies requirements and gives recommendations for field inspection and testing of oil country tubular goods (OCTG). This International Standard covers the practices and technology commonly used in field inspection; however, certain practices may also be suitable for mill inspections.
This International Standard covers the qualification of inspection personnel, a description of inspection methods and apparatus calibration and standardization procedures for various inspection methods. The evaluation of imperfections and marking of inspected OCTG are included.
This International Standard is applicable to field inspection of OCTG and is not applicable for use as a basis for acceptance or rejection (for which the relevant purchasing specification is applicable, see 5.4.2).