Thread Compounds for Casing, Tubing, Line Pipe, and Drill Stem Elements

4th Edition

Published by American Petroleum Institute, 02/01/2023


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API 5A3, 4th Edition – Thread Compounds for Casing, Tubing, Line Pipe, and Drill Stem Elements

API 5A3 provides requirements, recommendations, and methods for the testing of thread compounds intended for use on threaded casing, tubing, and line pipe connections; and for thread compounds intended for use on rotary shouldered connections. The tests outlined are used to evaluate the critical performance properties and physical and chemical characteristics of thread compounds under laboratory conditions.

These test methods are primarily intended for thread compounds formulated with a lubricating base grease and are not applicable to some materials used for lubricating and/or sealing thread connections. It is recognized that many areas can have environmental requirements for products of this type. This standard does not include requirements for environmental compliance. It is the responsibility of the end-user to investigate these requirements and to select, use and dispose of the thread compounds and related waste materials accordingly.

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Revision 4th Edition
Document Type PDF
Pages 80
Document Language English
Publisher American Petroleum Institute (API)
Status Current


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