INSTALLATION AND HANDLING PROCEDURES
You have just invested in CobaltAlloy™ Production Tubing. Correct handling and installation procedures must be followed to ensure maximum life from your new tubing string.
Following these procedures will not increase your cost, however, it will help increase the return on your investment.
Inspection of Tubing on Arrival
CobaltAlloy™ recommends the following inspection points be followed;
1) Upon arrival of the tubing at the wellsite, the tubing and pup joints should be inspected for any damage during transport or forklift operations.
2) Stripping should be placed between the pipe on the racks on which the pipe is to be stored.
3) Thread protectors should be in place and firmly installed to protect all threaded connections
4) All CobaltAlloy™ tubing, Couplings and Pup Joints are shipped with a lead-free API modified thread compound applied to the threads.
Should special thread compounds be required;
a) The protectors should be removed.
b) The threads should be cleaned and dried.
c) The special thread compound can then be applied.
d) The pin end thread protectors should then be reinstalled to protect the threaded area from possible damage while the pipe is elevated through the “V” door into the derrick.
e) If the pipe is placed in the stands of the derrick to await the running of the string, pin end protectors should be left in place and removed as each length is installed.
f) For more information please refer to API RP 5C1, Section 2.9