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FOX-TP-M-101

FIELD INSPECTION
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January 2008

JFE STEEL CORPORATION

HUNTING OILFIELD SERVICES


INTERNATIONAL
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1. SCOPE
This describes the field inspection of FOX pin and box thread.

2. PIN THREAD INSPECTION


Tools and gauges required for field inspection may vary dependent on
particular situations, but for most running and pulling operations the following
equipment is sufficient:

Depth Gauge (Pit gauge)


Fine Tooth Triangle File (Small)
Scotch Brite
Emery Cloth

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The pin thread inspection criteria and action is shown in Fig. 1.
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Inspection is conducted visually and by touch of hands, and any required
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repairs to the connection should be conducted in accordance with the
requirements of Fig.1. J F : 0 4
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Slight burrs or damage to threads can be removed with emery cloth and
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moderate damage can be repaired with file and followed with emery cloth.
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INSPECTION
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Tools and gaugest t imrequired for field inspection may vary dependent on
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equipment is sufficient:
*Depth Gauge (Pit gauge)
Fine Tooth Triangle File (Small)
Scotch Brite
Emery Cloth

The box thread inspection criteria and action is shown in Fig. 3.


Inspection is conducted visually and by touch of hands, and any required
repairs to the connection should be conducted in accordance with the
requirements of Fig.3.
Slight burrs or damage to threads can be removed with emery cloth and
moderate damage can be repaired with file and followed with emery cloth.
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Fig. 1 PIN VISUAL INSPECTION CRITERIA AND ACTIONS


C B A
D

E
Minimum length of full Permitted black
crested thread (Table 1) crested threads

Condition Zone Criteria Action


Corrosion A, B, All surfaces Hand repair with soft
C, E Pitting less than 0.004" bristle (no steel wire)
(0.1mm) deep or minor brush or emery cloth
surface corrosion.
Deeper than 0.004" (0.1mm)
O MCut off & re-thread
D No pitting acceptable
C .C Ifrepair 0
present
0 then cut off &
4 repair with Scotch
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(Rust) J
F
Light surface corrosion
: 0 4 Brite or #400 emery cloth
Hand

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d F 1 1 * DO NOT ALTER SEAL

d e 1 7 o a d DIMENSION. Repair

lo a 2 0 n l should be made in a

w n a y d o w larger area than actual

D o 4 M o f surface corrosion and

d , 2 m e should move around the

e t
A,t B,i diameter of seal.
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Ding, Mash, d aC, E
Burr, Tear, All surfaces Hand repair with a fine
li Any condition which could triangle file or emery

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Scratch cause galling, i.e., conditions cloth. Repair should be
described greater than 0.01" made in a larger area
(0.3mm) than actual effected area
and should move around
the diameter of thread.
Otherwise reject.
D Not acceptable If present then cut off &
re-thread
Phosphate A, B, Must be present Phosphate coat if not
Coating C, D, (Except Mill Finish End) present
*Note E Inspect for medium gray
surface color
Bead Peening A, B, Inspect for matt surface. If Bead peen if not present
(high chrome steel) C, D, previously made up some
*Note E normal wear is expected and
acceptable
*Note : According to Specification
Definition of high chrome steel: Containing 9% or more chromium steel.
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Fig. 2 Two types of Pin End and Bore

Swaged End (Thin Wall)

Un-Swaged End

Full circumference minimum I.D. clean up at pin bored end

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Table 1 Minimum Length of Full F E T Thread (measured
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1.442
4.000 e 1.470
36.6

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We d at4.500 1.840 46.7

li 5.000 1.875 47.6

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6.625
1.875
2.150
47.6
54.6
7.000 2.350 59.7
7.625 2.660 67.6
8.625 2.660 67.6
9.625 2.660 67.6
10.750 2.660 67.6
11.750 2.660 67.6
13.375 2.660 67.6

Note: 50% of threads in this area to be full crested over at least 180 degrees
of their circumference.
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Fig. 3 BOX VISUAL INSPECTION CRITERIA AND ACTIONS

D B A
C
E

Condition Zone Criteria Action


Corrosion A, B, C, Slight imperfections and light Hand repair with soft bristle
E surface corrosion, i.e., less (no steel wire), emery cloth
than 0.004" (0.1mm) or Scotch Brite
All other imperfections Reject.
deeper than 0.004" (0.1mm)
D No pitting acceptable Reject.
Light surface corrosion
O M Repair with Scotch Brite or
(Rust)
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#400 emery cloth.

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J F : 0 4 DIMENSION. Repair should

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d F 1 1 * than actual surface

d e 1 7 o a d corrosion and should move

lo a 2 0 n l around the diameter of

w n a yPitting or corrosion
d o w Less seal.

Do , 2O.D. 4M of (0.5mm) deep


Coupling Grind to round bottom &
& than 0.020" smooth edge. Keep within
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imDeeper than 0.020" (0.5mm) FOX tolerances
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a All surfaces Reject.
Burr, Tear, id
Ding, va E
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Any condition which could
Hand repair with a fine
triangle file or emery cloth.
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Mash, cause galling, i.e., conditions Repair should be made in a
Scratch described greater than 0.01" larger area than actual
(0.3mm) effected area and should
move around the diameter
of thread. Otherwise reject
D Not acceptable Reject.
Phosphat A, B, C, Must be present Phosphate coat if not
e Coating D, E Inspect for medium gray present
(Carbon surface color
steel) If previously made up some
normal wear is expected and
acceptable
Copper A, B, C, Inspect for copper plated Reject or re-plate.
plating D, E surface.
(high If previously made up some
chrome normal wear is expected and
steel) acceptable