API Spec 5CT - Specification for Casing and Tubing

API Spec 5CT – Specification 5CT/ISO 11960, Specification for Casing and Tubing, Eighth Edition, Petroleum and natural gas industries-Steel pipes for use as casing or tubing for wells.

API Spec 5CT
Scope Chemical Composition Mechanical Properties Strandard replaced by
Scope:

This Standard specifies the technical delivery conditions for steel pipes (casing, tubing and pup joints), coupling stock, coupling material and accessory material and establishes requirements for three Product Specification Levels (PSL-1, PSL-2, PSL-3).
The requirements for PSL-1 are the basis of this Standard.

The requirements that define different levels of standard technical requirements for PSL-2 and PSL-3, for all Grades except H-40, L-80 9Cr and C110, are contained in Annex H.

Peotroleum and natureal gas industies – Steel pipes for use as casing or tubing for wells.

Standard: API SPEC 5CT

API 5CT pipe Size range(mm):

Application: gas, water and oil transportation in both oil and natural gas .

The main steel grade of API 5CT:
  • API 5CT J55
  • API 5CT K55
  • API 5CT N80
  • API 5CT L80
  • API 5CT P110

Packing: Bare/bundles/crates/crate protection at the both sides of tubes or as per customers’ requirements .

This International Standard is applicable to the following connections in accordance with ISO 10422 or API Spec 5B:

  • short round thread casing (STC);
  • long round thread casing (LC);
  • buttress thread casing (BC);
  • extreme-line casing (XC);
  • non-upset tubing (NU);
  • external upset tubing (EU);
  • integral joint tubing (IJ).

For such connections, this International Standard specifies the technical delivery conditions for couplings and thread protection.

For pipes covered by this International Standard, the sizes, masses, wall thicknesses, grades and applicable end finishes are defined.

This International Standard may also be applied to tubulars with connections not covered by ISO/API standards.

2. Chemical Composition
Grade C≤ Si≤ Mn≤ P≤ S≤ Cr≤ Ni≤ Cu≤ Mo≤ V≤ Als≤
API 5CT J55 0.34-0.39 0.20-0.35 1.25-1.50 0.020 0.015 0.15 0.20 0.20 / / 0.020
API 5CT  K55 0.34-0.39 0.20-0.35 1.25-1.50 0.020 0.015 0.15 0.20 0.20 / / 0.020
API 5CT N80 0.34-0.38 0.20-0.35 1.45-1.70 0.020 0.015 0.15 / / / 0.11-0.16 0.020
API 5CT  L80 0.15-0.22 1.00 0.25-1.00 0.020 0.010 12.0-14.0 0.20 0.20 / / 0.020
API 5CT J P110 0.26-035 0.17-0.37 0.40-0.70 0.020 0.010 0.80-1.10 0.20 0.20 0.15-0.25 0.08 0.020
Mechanical Properties of API 5CT
Steel Grade Yield Strength (Mpa) Tensile Strength (Mpa)
API 5CT J55 379-552 ≥517
API 5CT K55 ≥655 ≥517
API 5CT N80 552-758 ≥689
API 5CT L80 552-655 ≥655
API 5CT P110 758-965 ≥862
API Spec 5CT standard replaced by:


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Condition on delivery:

It refers to the state of final plastic deformation or final heat treatment of the delivered product. The hot-rolled or cold drawn (rolled) state or manufacturing state generally delivered without heat treatment; the heat-treated state after heat treatment delivery, or the normalizing, tempering, solid solution, annealing according to the type of heat treatment status.

Delivery status Abbreviation Description

Cold-finished/hard
(cold-finished as-drawn)

BK No heat treatment after the last cold-forming process. The tubes therefore have only low deformability.
Cold-finished/soft
(lightly cold-worked)
BKW After the last heat treatment there is a light finishing pass (cold drawing) With proper subsequent processing, the tube can be cold-formed (e.g. bent, expanded) within certain limits.
Annealed GBK After the final cold-forming process the tubes are annealed in a controlled atmosphere or under vacuum.
Normalized NBK The tubes are annealed above the upper transformation point in a controlled atmosphere or under vacuum.

Delivery according to actual weight or delivery according to theoretical weight

  • Actual weight - at the time of delivery, the weight of its product is delivered according to the weighing (weighing) weight;
  • Theoretical weight - The weight of the product at the time of delivery is calculated from the nominal size of the steel.
 


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