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Quality Impacts Value

PipeFacts™ is a proprietary for-hire service that provides ultimate clarity to tubular product quality. PipeFacts™ helps sellers increase their asset value, and it gives buyers confidence in the material's quality.

Field inspections, technical analysis, and operational analysis power PipeFacts™ and are inclusive of the service.

Pipe Facts PipeSearch Process
Tally
Pipe Body
Stencil
Coupling Stencil
Pipe Surface Condition
Coupling Surface Condition
Visual Thread Inspection
Dimensional Verification
Review Mill Test Reports”
*Sample information only

Inspection Criteria + Scope

PipeFactsmeasures over 200 data points through a combination of field assessments, formal inspections, and office technical review. We utilize API 5CRA as our baseline analysis criteria and have included other industry best practices to guide our comprehensive quality service, PipeFacts™.

Storage Conditions & Accessibility

When our quality team first arrives to field locations, we first analyze the pipe's packaging condition and how it is stored. Proper storage is key to the long-term preservation of OCTG and may impact its future useability.

Pipe Facts Storage Conditions

Location/Yard

Storage

Rack

Rack Position

Metel To Metal

Bumpers

Ring Type

Ring Cond.

Big Bend / Houston

Outside

Inspection

N/A

False

Good

Plastic 3/per

Good

*Sample information only

Alloy Confirmation

When it comes to alloy confirmation, we not only verify, we validate. We combine visual verification techniques with positive material identification (PMI) readings. The PMI reads the product chemistry and validates the alloy in the review.

3.5” 12.70# 25CRS-125 Vam Top R3

UNS: S32760

#API Group: Group 2 Category 25-7-4

API Spec: Super Duplex, 25CRS, 25 Super Chrome

Trade Name(s): Super Duplex, 25CRS, 25 Super Chrome

Joints Tested with PMI: 6

Pass: 100%

Fail: 0%

Item Traceability

It is important to review all stencils and etchings to connect each joint to a specific heat number on the original mill test reports (MTRs). Our team records and reviews all stencils and etchings to link critical quality information to a joint level basis, and we use the markings to better understand the history of the pipe.

Mill

Year

Joint/MTR

Pipe Body

Heat #(s)

Joint/MTR

Coupling

Heat #(s)

COC

Stencil

Stencil Cond.

Etching

Tubacex

2011

559/559

516

559

557

556

Mill

Faded

CRA Applied

43 Joints have no visible pipe body stencil. 2 Joints have no visible coupling stencil.

*Sample information only

API Spec

API Compliance

Not within API

Comments

5CRA PSL2

F04913, F04915, F04916

F03447

F03447 Includes a single joint, toughness frequenc...

API Compliance

Our technical team reviews all mill test reports (MTRs) against API 5CRA requirements. In this review, we identify heat numbers within API acceptance and perform a gap analysis on the heat numbers that are not within API. This review provides complete clarity on how the product compares to the leading industry specification API 5CRA.

Material Condition

We verify the finish and surface condition of both the outside diameter (OD) and the pipe's inside diameter (ID). This process will also identify joints that require any remediation in line with API-approved remediation techniques.

Inside Diameter

Outside Diameter

Wall

Used

Finsih

OD Condition

Surface Cond.

Rust

Tong Marks

Connections

Surface

ID Condition

Roughness

Surface Cond.

Imperfections

0%

Mill

Good

0

None

N/A

Mill

N/A

Good

3%

20%

Mill

Good

Light

None

N/A

Mill

N/A

Good

20%

*Sample information only

Boxes Inspected

Box Pass

Box Reject

Pins

Pins Pass

Pins Reject

28

28

0

28

28

0

Thread Inspection

We have multiple stages of visual thread inspections (VTI) in PipeFacts™. When we first inspect material, we perform a sample VTI to ensure threads are free of contamination, rough edges and burrs. During this time we also ensure threads have proper storage compound. Prior to material being sold, we coordinate with each particular thread licensee to conduct a 100% VTI. Threads are the area of the pipe most likely to have a potential failure, so we put extra attention to assuring threads are 100% per threads licensee standards.

Next Steps After Report

Action Needed Prior to Listing

43 Joints missing pipe body stencil not to be listed
2 Joints missing coupling stencil not to be listed
44 Total joints missing stencils not to be listed
1 Joint missing coupling COC, coupling COC required prior to listing

Action Needed Prior to Sale

1 Joint not meeting 5CRA toughness test frequency requires customer
Faded pipe body stencils may require reapplication
Surface rust requires remediation

Recover Target End Goal

PipeSearch imports your list into our intelligence engine and generates a PipeStats report for your review. The PipeStats report outlines options that maximize value for different seller situations. PipeStats provides a PipeRecover Target which is an estimated return value as a function of time

PipeFacts™
Quality Impacts Value
PipeFacts evaluates, verifies, and validates pre-owned tubular product quality.