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API SPEC 5A

SPECIFICATION FOR CASING, TUBING AND DRILL PIPE (COMBINED WITH SPEC 5AX INTO SPEC 5D-88 AND COMBINED WITH SPEC 5AC, 5AX, AND 5AQ INTO SPEC 5CT-88)

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Organization: API
Publication Date: 31 May 1987
Status: inactive
Page Count: 93
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Coverage. This specification covers casing, casing liners, tubing, casing and tubing pup joints (hereafter called pup joints), connectors, work tubing, and drill pipe in the sizes and wall thicknesses applicable to the various grades of pipe as shown in the standard lists (Table 1.1 through 1.5) and in the dimensional tables (Tables 6.1 through 6.10). It also includes casing and tubing 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.

American Petroleum Institute (API) Specifications are published as aids to the procurement of standardized equipment and materials, as well as instructions to manufacturers of equipment or materials covered by an API Specification. 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.

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Any manufacturer producing equipment or materials represented as conforming with an API Specification is responsible for complying with all the provisions of that Specification. The American Petroleum Institute does not represent, warrant or guarantee that such products do in fact conform to the applicable API standard or specification.

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Document History

API SPEC 5A
May 31, 1987
SPECIFICATION FOR CASING, TUBING AND DRILL PIPE (COMBINED WITH SPEC 5AX INTO SPEC 5D-88 AND COMBINED WITH SPEC 5AC, 5AX, AND 5AQ INTO SPEC 5CT-88)
Coverage. This specification covers casing, casing liners, tubing, casing and tubing pup joints (hereafter called pup joints), connectors, work tubing, and drill pipe in the sizes and wall...
January 1, 1985
SPECIFICATION FOR CASING, TUBING, AND DRILL PIPE THIRTY-EIGHTH EDITION; SUPPLEMENT 1 - MAY 1986
A description is not available for this item.
May 31, 1984
SPECIFICATION FOR CASING, TUBING, AND DRILL PIPE THIRTY-EIGHTH EDITION; SUPPLEMENT 1 - MAY 1986
A description is not available for this item.
March 1, 1982
SPECIFICATION FOR CASING, TUBING, AND DRILL PIPE
Coverage. This specification covers casing, casing liners, tubing, casing and tubing pup joints (hereafter called pup joints), connectors, work tubing, and drill pipe in the sizes and wall...
March 1, 1981
SPECIFICATION FOR CASING, TUBING, AND DRILL PIPE
Coverage. This specification covers casing, casing liners, tubing, casing and tubing pup joints (hereafter called pup joints), connectors, work tubing, and drill pipe in the sizes and wall...
March 1, 1979
SPECIFICATION FOR CASING, TUBING, AND DRILL PIPE
A description is not available for this item.
March 1, 1973
SPECIFICATION FOR CASING, TUBING, AND DRILL PIPE
Coverage. This specification covers casing, tubing, work tubing, drill pipe and casing liners in the sizes and wall thicknesses applicable to the various grades of pipe as shown in the standard lists...
August 1, 1944
SPECIFICATION FOR CASING, DRILL PIPE AND TUBING
A description is not available for this item.

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