API RP 5A5-2005 pdf download.Field Inspection of New Casing, Tubing, and Plain-end Drill Pipe.
1 Scope 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). 2 2.1 Conformance Normative references In the interests of worldwide application of this International Standard, ISO/TC 67 has decided, after detailed technical analysis, that certain of the normative documents listed in Clause 3 and prepared by ISO/TC 67 or other ISO Technical Committee are interchangeable in the context of the relevant requirement with the relevant document prepared by the American Petroleum Institute (API), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). These latter documents are cited in the running text following the ISO reference and preceded by “or”, for example “ISO XXXX or API YYYY”. Application of an alternative normative document cited in this manner may lead to technical results different from the use of the preceding ISO reference. However, both results are acceptable and these documents are thus considered interchangeable in practice. NOTE ISO 1 1 960 has been back-adopted by API as API Spec 5CT. Therefore, for the purposes of the provisions in this International Standard which cite ISO 1 1 960, API Spec 5CT is equivalent to ISO 1 1 960.
5 5.1 Application Basis for inspection This International Standard contains practices recommended for use in the inspection of new OCTG subsequent to production by the manufacturer. The basis for performing an inspection has its origin in either ISO 1 1 960, ISO 1 1 961 or API Spec 5D, API Spec 5B, or in a supplemental specification or contract prepared by the owner. The inspections represented by the practices are placed in one of three categories as follows: a) b) c) 5.2 inspections specified in ISO 11 960, ISO 1 1 961 or API Spec 5D, or API Spec 5B; inspections specified as one of several options in ISO 1 1 960, ISO 1 1 961 or API Spec 5D, or API Spec 5B; inspections not specified in ISO 1 1 960, ISO 1 1 961 or API Spec 5D, or API Spec 5B. Applicability of inspections Some of the practices contained in this International Standard are applicable to OCTG regardless of size and type. Other practices typically might have limited applicability. Table A.1 indicates those inspections that are available in the field and covered by this International Standard, in relation to OCTG type. It is the owner’s responsibility to specify which inspections shall be used when completing the ordering information (see Clause 6) to accompany an inspection contract.
5.4.2 Responsibility for rejections In some cases, an OCTG inspected using practices described in this International Standard may be classified as a reject even though it was inspected in conformance with ISO 1 1 960, ISO 1 1 961 or API Spec 5D, or API Spec 5B and classified by the manufacturer as an acceptable product in conformance with ISO 1 1 960, ISO 1 1 961 or API Spec 5D, or API Spec 5B. Responsibility for a rejection shall be based on the acceptance criteria contained in ISO 1 1960, ISO 1 1 961 or API Spec 5D, or API Spec 5B, or an additional or more restrictive criteria previously negotiated with the manufacturer. The results of field NDT shall under no circumstances stand alone as a basis for rejection without corroborating evidence that the material is properly classified as defective based on the evaluation(s) performed in accordance with Clause 1 9 of this International Standard. If disposition is disputed between the purchaser and the manufacturer, the provisions of ISO 1 1 960:2001 , Clause 1 0, or ISO 1 1 961 :1 996, Clause 8 or API Spec 5D:2001 , Clause 1 0, or API Spec 5B shall apply.