In the petroleum industry, pipes are used to transport gas, oils, and other such products. It is therefore very important that the oil country tubular goods (pipe and tube products used in petroleum industry such as pipe casings, drill pipes, and oil pipes) be kept in good condition. This is true, as even the seemingly slightest damage to any one of these items can cause devastating leaks that can in turn damage life and property. The best way to ensure that devastating circumstances are avoided is to properly protect these pipes, and other applications, during storage and transit. Using threads is a great way to offer this sort of protection.
Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) Custom Threads
If you operate in the OCTG industry and need custom threads to fit and protect your custom pipes, then there are several options that you can utilize. Custom thread protection products are made from a myriad of different materials, including various grades of steel and plastics. They also are available in various sizes. As such, it helps that those persons purchasing OCTG threads ensure that certain bases are covered so as to ensure they have threads of the highest quality. Two of these bases include quality of material and ease of use.
1. The quality of the material the threads are made from.
Threads made from premium materials- such as, engineering-grade thermoplastics and polymer alloys, proprietary resins, and grade-A steel, are usually of the highest quality. As a rule, threads and protectors for large OCTG applications should strictly meet API guidelines.
2. Ease of installation.
Quality threads should be relatively easy to install and use. The ease of installation is largely dependent on how well they are made. Threads should also be durable and flexible enough so as to not be damaged by, or cause damage to, any of the applications they are being used to protect. This will, in turn, ensure that the applications can be used when they get to their destination.