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MATERIALS
Materials Mechanical Properties

Drill Collar
Diameter

Minimum
Minimum
Yield Strength Tensile Strength

Minimum
Hardness

in.

psi

3 1/8 thru 6 7/8

110,000

140,000

285

100,000

135,000

285

7 thru 11

psi

rill collars are manufactured from AISI

BHN

Tensile properties are determined by tests on cylindrical specimens conforming to the requirements of the current ASTM A370,
0.2% offset method. Hardness tests are performed on the OD of all
drill collars in compliance with current ASTM standards.

4142H-4145H modified steel, and are


supplied in the as rolled surface fin-

ish condition. Alternative surface finishes can be


provided. Drill collars are trepanned and drifted
to API Spec. 7 Latest Edition. Full-length heattreatment processes ensure that mechanical
properties meet or exceed API Spec. 7 Latest
Edition requirements.

A hardness range of 285-341, Brinell

Hardness and Charpy V notch minimum


impact strength of 40 ft-lb at 700F are guaranteed one inch below the surface.

Traceability
Drill collar material and process
traceability are maintained from
receipt of mill certified raw material to completion of all the manufacturing. Serial numbers are die
stamped on bar bodies.

Rigid Inspection Procedures


We inspect all our drill collars to
comply with API standards and
our own internal specifications.
These inspections include visual
dimensional checks as well as
ultrasonic inspections over the
entire body of the drill collar.

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product specifications
Cold Rolling

API Connections

rant Prideco drill collars are manufactured in


30-ft and 31-ft lengths. All API connections
comply with dimensional requirements speci-

fied in API Spec. 7 Latest Edition and guidelines pre-

Drill collar thread roots, as well as elevator recess


upper radii, are cold-rolled. Cold rolling creates a
compressive recess upper radii stress condition that
increases fatigue life by minimizing crack initiation.

sented in API RP7G Latest Edition. Common sizes


and styles are summarized on the next page. In
addition, other connections such as OH, FH, PAC,
WO, SLH90, SH, and H90, are available to meet specific needs.

Phosphate Coating

The cold-rolling process consists of compressing metal fibers by means of a roller.

All connections are phosphate-coated to improve


resistance to galling.

Stress Relief Features (SRF)


Pin stress relief groove and API boreback box
API pin stress relief groove and API boreback box decrease the frequency of fatigue
failures. These features increase connection flexibility and reduce high-stress concentrations that normally occur adjacent to the end of engaged threads. Stress
relief features are machined in compliance with API Spec. 7 Latest Edition.
As indicated in API Spec. 7 Latest Edition, connections NC23, NC26 (2 3/8 IF) and
NC31 (2 7/8 IF) do not have sufficient metal to accommodate stress relief features.

SRTTM Stress Relief Thread Form


Grant Pridecos patented SRT modified
thread form can be applied to BHA connections to reduce stress in the thread roots and
significantly improve connection fatigue life.
Enlarged Thread
API Thread Form
Root Radius
The stress reduction is accomplished by
The enlarged root radius of the modimachining an enlarged radius into the root
fied thread form reduces the stress
of the stab-flank thread. The SRT thread form concentration at the thread root.
provides a larger reduction in stress level and
longer connection fatigue life than either the
API box stress relief groove or the boreback box feature.
TM

API pin stress relief groove and


API boreback box remove unengaged threads in highly stressed
areas of the drill collar connection.

TM

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SRTTM Stress Relief Thread Form


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Summary of Connection FEA Results

In addition to providing increased connection


fatigue life, SRT boxes reduce the overall
length required for recut by more than one
inch when compared to boxes with API stress
relief features.
TM


(psi)
Model Description

Stress Intensity at Last Engaged Box Thread Root


10 deg/100 ft

20 deg/100ft

171,734

240,087

API Stress Relief Groove Box 160,528

220,717

API Boreback Box

165,394

226,047

Modified Thread Form

142,441

196,487

Standard Box

API SPECIFICATIONS
API Specification 7 Latest Edition
API Recommended Practice 7G Latest Edition
API Specification Q1 Latest Edition

Drill collars are manufactured in compliance


with the following API standards:

Drill Collar Data


Drill Collar Drill Collar
Bore Approximate
Section Displacement Typical Bending
+ 1 / 16
Number Diameter
Length
Weight
Modulus (open ended)
Strength
-0

(1)
Ratio

in.
in.
ft
lb/ft.
( in.3 )
US gal/ft
1
1
NC 23-31
3 / 8
1 / 4
30
22.00
2.919
0.337
2.57:1

NC 26-35 (2 3 / 8 IF)
7

NC 31-41 (2 / 8 IF)

3 1 / 2

1 1 / 2

4 / 8

30

26.70

4.067

0.408

2.42:1

30 or 31

33.65

6.510

0.515

2.43:1

NC 35-47

4 / 4

30 or 31

46.81

10.191

0.716

2.58:1

NC 38-50 (3 1 / 2 IF)

2 1 / 4

30 or 31

53.29

11.769

0.815

2.38:1

NC 44-60

2 1 / 4

30 or 31

82.61

20.786

1.264

2.49:1

NC 44-60

13

2 /16

30 or 31

75.90

20.182

1.161

2.84:1

NC 44-62

6 1 / 4

2 1 / 4

30 or 31

90.52

23.566

1.385

2.91:1

NC 46-62 (4 IF)

6 1 / 4

2 13 /16

30 or 31

83.81

22.986

1.282

2.63:1

NC 46-65 (4 IF)

6 / 2

2 / 4

30 or 31

99.52

26.574

1.522

2.76:1

NC 46-65 (4 IF)

6 1 / 2

2 13 /16

30 or 31

92.81

26.016

1.420

3.05:1

NC 46-67 (4 IF)

6 3 / 4

2 1 / 4

30 or 31

108.52

29.821

1.600

3.18:1

NC 50-70 (4 / 2 IF)

2 / 4

30 or 31

117.52

33.315

1.798

2.54:1

NC 50-70 (4 1 / 2 IF)

2 13 /16

30 or 31

110.77

32.796

1.694

2.73:1

NC 50-72 (4 / 2 IF)

7 / 4

2 /16

30 or 31

119.81

36.565

1.833

3.12:1

NC 56-77

7 3 / 4

2 13 /16

30 or 31

139.90

44.906

2.140

2.70:1

NC 56-80

2 13 /16

30 or 31

150.81

49.498

2.307

3.02:1
2.93:1

13

13

6 / 8 API Reg

8 / 4

2 /16

30 or 31

161.81

54.382

2.472

NC 61-90

2 13 /16

30 or 31

195.81

70.887

2.995

3.17:1

7 5 / 8 API Reg

9 1 / 2

30 or 31

217.00

83.336

3.319

2.81:1

NC 70-97

9 3 / 4

30 or 31

230.00

90.179

3.518

2.57:1

NC 70-100

10

30 or 31

242.97

97.380

3.717

2.81:1

8 5 / 8 APIReg

11

30 or 31

299.00

129.948

4.574

2.84:1

Note:
(1) The number connection (NC) is an API connection with the V- .065 thread form with a V- .038R thread root radius. The
first two digits are the pitch diameter of the thread and the last two digits are the outside diameter of the drill collar.

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SLIP AND ELEVATOR RECESSES

20
A

R
Cold Work
Shoulder Area
16
B

2
Radius

3
3

1
Radius
Shoulder Area
C
2
Radius

18
C
3

rant Prideco offers optional slip and elevator


recesses to improve handling efficiency and safety. The upper radius of the elevator recess is cold-

rolled to increase product life. Slip and elevator recesses


can be used together or separately. Unless otherwise
specified, slip and elevator recesses are machined in
compliance with API RP7G Latest Edition guidelines.

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Slip and Elevator Recesses


Drill Collar Elevator
Slip Elevator
Diameter Recess Recess Recess
Diameter Diameter Radius
A
B C R

in.
in.
in.
in.
1

4 / 8

/8

4 / 4

4 / 8

/8

4 / 2

4 / 8

/8

5 / 8

5 / 2

/8

5 / 4

/8

/8

6 / 4

/16

4 /4

5 / 8

6 /4
6 /2
3

6 / 4
7
1

3 / 4

/16

7 / 4

11
1

7 /4
8
1

8 /4
9

5 / 8
6
1

6 / 4

6 / 2

/16

6 / 4

/16

7 / 4

/16

6 / 2
7
1

7 / 4

7 / 2

/16

7 / 2

7 / 4

/16

8 / 2

/4

/4

8 / 8
1

8 / 8

8 / 8

9 / 4

/4

/4

/4

9 /2
9 /4
10
11

9 / 8
1

10 / 8

9 / 2
1

10 / 2

While every effort has been made to insure the accuracy of the tables herein, this material is presented as a reference guide only. The technical information
contained herein should not be construed as a recommendation. Grant Prideco cannot assume responsibility for the results obtained through the use of this
material. No expressed or implied warranty is intended.

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HARDFACING
Grant Prideco Offers Numerous Hardfacing
Options:

SmoothX

Grant Pridecos patented hardfacing that provides a smooth sur-

SuperSmoothX

face with little or no exposed carbide.

Grant Pridecos patented solution for applications requiring a

machine-finished surface.

Fine Particle Tungsten-Carbide, applied either flush or raised,

Grant Prideco 1000 Series Hardfacing


TM

provides economical protection in open hole applications.

Grant Prideco offers custom engineering hardfacing for specific

Other

applications.

1
10

30 Min.
1

10
1

Pin End
102

Box End with


Slip Recess Only

10

Box End with


Slip and Elevator Recess

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DOUBLE SHOULDERED CONNECTIONS


High Torque Applications

rant Prideco Double Shouldered


connections (HT, XT, GPDS) are
patented, high-performance con-

nections that offers significantly more torsional strength than standard API connections of similar size.

Spiral Drill Collars

piral drill collars are part of


Grant Pridecos complete product
line. Spiral grooves let mud cir-

culate freely around the drill collar to


equalize pressure and prevent a seal
from forming. This reduces the occurrence of differential pressure sticking.

Spiral prevents differential sticking

Without Spiral

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Drill Collars Recommended Make-Up Torque and Bending Strength Ratios


ft-lb (See Note 2)
Size and Type Drill Collar Bore (in.)
of Connection OD

in.

1
ft-lb BSR

1 1 / 4
ft-lb BSR

1 1 / 2
ft-lb BSR
2,500 2.49

2,500 2.03

2,500 2.17

API NC 23

3 1/8

3,300 2.40

3,300 2.57

2,600 2.94

4,000 2.81

3,400 3.00

2,600 3.43

3 1/4

1 3 / 4
ft-lb BSR

2,200 2.36

2,200 2.70

1,700 3.53

2 3 / 8 Regular

3 1 / 8

3,000 2.75

2,600 3.14

1,700 4.10

3 1 / 4

3,300 3.17

2,600 3.62

1,700 4.72

3,800 1.78

3,800 2.01

2,900 2.53

2 7 / 8 PAC

3 1 / 8

5,000 2.15

4,200 2.43

2,900 3.07

(See Note 6)

3 1 / 4

5,200 2.55

4,200 2.88

2,900 3.63

3 1 / 2

4,600 2.25

4,600 2.42

3,700 2.76

3 3 / 4

5,500 2.96

4,700 3.18

3,700 3.64

3 1 / 2

3,800 2.27

3,800 2.42

3,800 2.73

2 7 / 8 Regular

3 3 / 4

5,800 2.91

5,000 3.10

4,000 3.49

3 7 / 8

5,800 3.26

5,000 3.48

4,000 3.91

3 3 / 4

4,100 1.53

4,100 1.58

4,100 1.68
5,400 1.93

ft-lb

2
BSR

2 1 / 4
ft-lb BSR

2 1 / 2
ft-lb BSR

2 13 / 16
ft-lb BSR

2 3/8 IF
API NC 26
2

7/

7/

Slim Hole

XH

3 1 / 2 Dbl Streamline

3 7 / 8

5,400 1.76

5,400 1.82

2 7 / 8 Mod. Open

4 1 / 8

8,100 2.26

8,100 2.34

7,400 2.48

3 7 / 8

4,600 1.54

4,600 1.59

4,600 1.69

4,600 1.85

4,600 2.16

2 7 / 8 IF

4 1 / 8

7,400 2.03

7,400 2.10

7,400 2.22

6,900 2.44

5,400 2.84

NC 31

4 1 / 4

8,900 2.29

8,900 2.37

8,200 2.51

6,900 2.75

5,400 3.21

3 1 / 2 Slim Hole

4 1 / 2

10,300 2.86

9,300 2.95

8,200 3.13

6,900 3.43

5,400 4.01
5,700 2.85

4 1 / 8

6,500 2.09

6,500 2.16

6,500 2.27

6,500 2.48

3 1 / 2 Regular

4 1 / 4

7,900 2.34

7,900 2.41

7,900 2.54

7,100 2.77

5,700 3.18

4 1 / 2

10,500 2.86

9,500 2.95

8,400 3.11

7,100 3.39

5,700 3.90

4 1 / 2

9,000 1.95

9,000 2.07

9,000 2.26

NC 35

4 3 / 4

12,300 2.44

10,800 2.58

9,200 2.82

7,400 3.24

12,300 2.97

10,800 3.14

9,200 3.43

7,400 3.95

4 1 / 4

5,200 1.31

5,200 1.37

5,200 1.48

5,200 1.68

3 1 / 2 XH

4 1 / 2

8,500 1.71

8,500 1.80

8,500 1.95

8,300 2.20

4 Slim Hole

4 3 / 4

12,100 2.16

11,800 2.27

10,100 2.46

8,300 2.77

3 1 / 2 Mod. Open

13,300 2.65

11,800 2.79

10,100 3.01

8,300 3.40

5 1 / 4

13,300 3.18

11,800 3.35

10,100 3.62

8,300 4.08

4 3 / 4

10,000 1.73

10,000 1.80

10,000 1.92

10,000 2.10

8,300 2.54

3 1 / 2 IF

13,900 2.15

14,000 2.24

12,900 2.38

11,000 2.61

8,300 3.15

NC 38

5 1 / 4

16,200 2.61

14,500 2.71

12,900 2.88

11,000 3.17

8,300 2.82

1/

5 1 / 2

16,200 3.10

14,500 3.23

12,900 3.43

11,000 3.77

8,300 4.54

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Slim Hole

7,400 2.59

Notes: (API, RP7G Latest Edition)


1. Basis of calculations for recommended make-up torque assumed the use of a thread compound containing 40% to 60% by weight of finely powdered metallic zinc, or 60% by weight of finely powdered metallic lead, with no more than 0.3% total active sulfur (reference the caution regarding the use of hazardous materials in API Spec. 7 Latest Edition), applied thoroughly to all threads and shoulders. Also, the modified screw jack
formula was used, as shown in the IADC Drilling Manual and the API Spec. RP7G Latest Edition and a unit stress of 62,500 psi in the box or pin,
whichever is weaker. Torque values are rounded to the nearest 100 ft-lb.
2. Normal torque range is calculated value plus 10%. Higher torque values may be used under extreme conditions.
3. In each connection size and type group torque values apply to all connection types in the group, when used with the same drill collar OD and bore,
i.e. 2 3/8 API IF, API NC26 and 2 7/8 Slim Hole connections, used with 3 1/2 x 1 1/4 drill collars, all have the same minimum make-up torque of
4600 ft-lbs and the box is the weaker member.
4. Stress-relief features are disregarded for make up torque calculation.
5. H-90 connection make-up torque is based on 56,200 psi stress and other factors, as listed in note 1.
6. 2 7/8 PAC make-up torque is based on 87,500 psi stress and other factors, as listed in note 1.
7. Torque figures in bold indicate that the weaker member for the corresponding outside diameter and bore is the box. For all other torque values, the
weaker member is the pin.

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Drill Collars Recommended Make-Up Torque and Bending Strength Ratios


ft-lb (See Note 2)

Size and Type Drill Collar Bore (in.)

of Connection OD

in.

1 3 / 4
ft-lb
BSR

2
ft-lb

BSR

4 3/4
8,800 1.46
8,800 1.51
5
12,800 1.83
12,800 1.89
3 2 H-90
(See Note 5)
5 1/4
17,100 2.23
16,900 2.31
18,500 2.67
16,900 2.76

5 1 / 2

5
10,900 1.61
10,900 1.66
4 Full Hole
5 1 / 4
15,300 1.98
15,300 2.04
NC 40
5 1/2 20,000 2.38
18,900 2.46
20,500 2.62
18,900 2.91
4 Mod. Open
5 3 / 4
4 1 / 2 Dbl. Streamline 6
20,500 3.29
18,900 3.39

5 1 / 4
12,600 1.47
12,600 1.51

5 1 / 2
17,400 1.80
17,400 1.85
4 H-90
5 3 / 4
22,500 2.17
22,500 2.22
(See Note 3)
6
25,400 2.55
23,700 2.61

6 1 / 4
25,400 2.97
23,700 3.04
15,600 1.94

5 1/2 15,600 1.89
4 1 / 2 API Regular
5 3 / 4
20,600 2.24
20,600 2.29

6
25,400 2.62
23,700 2.65

6 1 / 4
25,400 3.02
23,700 3.09

5 3 / 4
20,900 1.99
20,900 2.04
NC 44
6
26,500 2.36
25,500 2.41

6 1 / 4
27,300 2.76
25,500 2.82
27,300 3.19
25,500 3.25

6 1 / 2

5 1 / 2


13,000 1.60

5 3 / 4
18,100 1.92
6
23,600 2.28
4 1 / 2 FH
27,300 2.64

6 1 / 4

6 1 / 2
27,300 3.03
4 1 / 2 XH
5 3 / 4
6
NC 46
4 IF
6 1 / 4
5 Dbl. Streamline
6 1 / 2
4 1 / 2 Mod. Open
6 3 / 4

5 3 / 4

6

4 1 / 2 H-90
6 1 / 4
(See Note 5)
6 1 / 2

6 3 / 4

1/


5 H-90
(See Note 5)

6 1 / 4
6 1 / 2
6 3 / 4

2 1 / 4
ft-lb
BSR
8,800
12,800
15,100
15,100
10,900
15,300
17,000
17,000
17,000
12,600
17,400
21,700
21,700
21,700
15,600
20,600
21,700
21,700
20,900
23,500
23,500
23,500
13,000
18,100
23,600
25,300
25,300
17,700
23,400
28,000
28,000
28,000
18,000
23,700
28,700
28,700
28,700

2 1 / 2
ft-lb
BSR

2 13 / 16
ft-lb
BSR

ft-lb

3
BSR

1.59
1.99
2.43
2.91
1.74
2.14
2.57
3.04
3.55
1.56
1.91
2.29
2.70
3.15
2.00
2.37
2.77
3.20
2.10
2.49
2.91
3.36
1.85
1.97
2.33
2.71
3.12
1.68
2.02
2.38
2.77
3.18
1.83
1.95
2.30
2.88
3.08

8,800
12,800
13,200
13,200
10,900
15,000
15,000
15,000
15,000
12,600
17,400
19,500
19,500
19,500
15,600
19,600
19,600
19,600
20,900
21,300
21,300
21,300
13,000
18,100
23,000
23,000
23,000
17,700
23,400
25,700
25,700
25,700
18,000
23,700
26,400
26,400
26,400

1.71
2.15
2.43
3.14
1.86
2.29
2.75
3.25
3.79
1.64
2.01
2.41
2.84
3.31
2.10
2.49
2.91
3.35
2.20
2.61
3.04
3.51
1.71
2.06
2.42
2.82
3.25
1.74
2.09
2.47
2.87
3.30
1.69
2.02
2.38
2.77
3.19

8,800
10,400
10,400
10,400
10,900
12,100
12,100
12,100
12,100
12,600
16,500
16,500
16,500
16,500
15,600
16,600
16,600
16,600
18,200
18,200
18,200
18,200
13,000
18,100
19,900
19,900
19,900
17,700
22,400
22,400
22,400
22,400
18,000
23,200
23,200
23,200
23,200

1.99
2.49
3.04
3.64
2.11
2.60
3.12
3.70
4.31
1.80
2.20
2.84
3.12
3.63
2.30
2.72
3.18
3.67
2.39
2.84
3.31
3.82
1.85
2.22
2.81
3.04
3.50
1.87
2.24
2.64
3.07
3.57
1.80
2.16
2.54
2.96
3.40

13,000
17,900
17,900
17,900
17,900
17,700
20,300
20,300
20,300
20,300
18,000
21,100
21,100
21,100
21,100

25,400 1.80
31,900 2.12
35,300 2.45

25,400
31,900
32,900

1.85
2.17
2.52

25,400
29,400
29,400

1.95
2.29
2.65

25,400 2.03
27,200 2.38
27,200 2.76

3 1/4
ft-lb BSR

1.93
2.36
2.76
3.24
3.73
1.97
2.37
2.79
3.25
3.74
1.90
2.28
2.69
3.12
3.59
24,000
24,000
24,000

2.18
2.56
2.97

4. In each connection size and type, group torque values apply to all connection types in the group when used with same drill collar OD and bore;
i.e., 2 3/8 IF, API NC26 and 2 7/8 Slim Hole connections,used with 3 1/2 x 1 1/4 drill collars, all have the same minimum make-up torque of 4600 ftlb and the box is the weaker member.
5. Stress-relief features are disregarded for make-up torque calculation.
6. H-90 connection make-up torque is based on 56,200 psi stress and other factors, as listed in note 1.
7. 2 7/8 PAC make-up torque is based on 87,500 psi stress and other factors, as listed in note 1.
8. Conventional recommended BSR tanges do not apply to Double-Shouldered connection (HT, XT, GPDS) designs. Current industry target BSR
ranges should not be used as an indicator of Double-Shouldered acceptance/rejection.
9. Torque figures in bold indicate that the weaker member for the corresponding OD and bore is the box. For all other torque values, the weaker
member is the pin.

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Drill Collars Recommended Make-Up Torque and Bending Strength Ratios


ft-lb (See Note 2)
Size and Type Drill Collar Bore (in.)
of Connection OD

in.

4 1 / 2 IF

6 1 / 2

2 1 / 2
ft-lb BSR

2 13 / 16
ft-lb
BSR

ft-lb

23,000 1.59

23,000 1.63

23,000 1.71

23,000 1.77

23,000

29,700 1.89

29,700 1.93

29,700 2.03

29,700 2.10

26,700

2.24

30,000 2.46

26,700

2.62

3
BSR

3 1 / 4
ft-lb
BSR

ft-lb

3 1 / 2
BSR lb/ft

3 3 /4
BSR
1.89

API NC 50

6 3 / 4

36,700 2.21

35,800 2.26

32,300 2.37

5 XH

38,400 2.54

35,800 2.61

32,300 2.73

30,000 2.83

26,700

3.02

5 Mod. Open

7 1 / 4

38,400 2.91

35,800 2.98

32,300 3.12

30,000 3.24

26,700

3.45

38,400 3.29

35,800 3.38

32,300 3.53

30,000 3.17

26,700

3.91

6 3 / 4

34,500 1.94

34,500 1.98

34,500 2.06

34,100

2.13

30,800

2.25

42,000 2.25

40,100 2.30

36,500 2.39

34,100

2.46

30,800

2.60

7 1 / 4

42,700 2.57

40,100 2.63

36,500 2.73

34,100

2.82

30,800

2.98

7 1 / 2

42,700 2.92

40,100 2.98

36,500 3.10

34,100

3.20

30,800

3.38

6 3 / 4

31,900 2.07

31,900 2.11

31,900 2.20

31,900 2.72

30,500

2.40

39,400 2.37

39,400 2.42

36,200 2.52

33,900 2.60

30,500

2.75

7 1 / 4

42,500 2.70

39,900 2.76

36,200 2.87

33,900 2.96

30,500

5 1 / 2 Dbl. Streamline

5 1 / 2 H-90
(See Note 5)


5 1 / 2 API Regular

7 1 / 2

3.13

7 1 / 2

42,500 3.04

39,900 3.11

36,200 3.23

33,900 3.34

30,500

32,800 1.64

32,800 1.67

32,800 1.72

32,800 1.76

32,800

5 1 / 2 API FH

7 1 / 4

41,000 1.91

41,000 1.95

41,000 2.00

41,000 2.05

41,000

2.14

49,700 2.20

49,700 2.24

47,800 2.30

45,200 2.36

41,500

2.45

7 1 / 2

7 3 / 4

54,500 2.50

7 1 / 4


NC 56

7 1 / 2

3.53
1.83

51,700 2.54

47,800 2.62

45,200 2.68

41,500

2.79

40,500 2.05

40,500 2.11

40,500 2.16

40,500

2.24
2.55

50,000 2.33

48,200 2.39

45,600 2.45

42,100

7 3 / 4

52,100 2.62

48,200 2.70

45,600 2.76

42,100

2.87

52,100 2.94

48,200 3.02

45,600 3.09

42,100

3.21

7 1 / 2

46,400 1.96

46,400 2.01

46,400 2.05

46,400

2.12

55,600 2.24

53,300 2.30

50,700 2.35

46,900

2.43
2.75

5/

API Regular

7 3 / 4

57,400 2.54

53,300 2.60

50,700 2.66

46,900

8 1 / 4

57,400 2.85

53,300 2.93

50,700 2.99

46,900

3.10

46,500 1.84

46,500 1.89

46,500 1.92

46,500

1.99
2.27


6 5 / 8 H-90

7 1 / 2
7 3 / 4

55,700 2.11

55,700 2.16

53,600 2.20

49,900

(See Note 5)

60,300 2.39

56,300 2.45

53,600 2.49

49,900

2.58

8 1 / 4

60,300 2.69

56,300 2.75

53,600 2.80

49,900

2.90

55,100 2.03

55,100 2.07

55,100 2.10

55,100

2.16

8 1 / 4

65,400 2.28

65,400 2.32

65,400 2.36

61,600

2.42

72,700 2.54

68,400 2.59

65,600 2.63

61,600

2.70

8 3 / 4

72,700 2.82

68,400 2.87

65,600 2.92

61,600

2.99

NC 61

8 1 / 2

72,700 3.11

68,400 3.17

65,600 3.22

61,600

56,600 1.82

56,600 1.85

56,600 1.88

56,600

1.93

56,600

1.99

8 1 / 4

67,100 2.07

67,100 2.11

67,100 2.14

63,400

2.19

59,000

2.26

74,600 2.33

70,300 2.37

67,400 2.41

63,400

2.47

59,000

2.55

74,600 2.60

70,300 2.65

67,400 2.69

63,400

2.76

59,000

2.85

5 1 / 2 IF

8 1 / 2

3.30

8 3 / 4

74,600 2.89

70,300 2.95

67,400 2.99

63,400

3.06

59,000

9 1 / 4

74,600 3.20

70,300 3.26

67,400 3.30

63,400

3.39

59,000

67,800 1.88

67,800 1.91

67,800 1.93

67,800

1.97

67,800

2.02

67,200

8 3 / 4

79,500 2.12

79,500 2.15

79,500 2.18

76,700

2.23

72,100

2.28

67,200

2.36

88,600 2.30

84,000 2.41

81,000 2.44

76,700

2.49

72,100

2.56

67,200

2.64

9 1 / 4

88,600 2.64

84,000 2.68

81,000 2.72

76,700

2.77

72,100

2.85

67,200

2.94

88,600 2.92

84,000 2.97

81,000 3.00

76,700

3.07

72,100

3.15

67,200

3.25

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Drill Collars Recommended Make-Up Torque and Bending Strength Ratios


ft-lb (See Note 2)
Size and Type Drill Collar Bore (in.)
of Connection OD

in.

2 1 / 2
ft-lb BSR

2 13 / 16
ft-lb
BSR

9
9 1 / 4

75,800 1.87
88,800 2.08

75,800
88,800

NC 70

9 1 / 2

102,400 2.29

9 3 / 4

113,700

2.52

10

113,700

2.76

3 1 / 4
ft-lb
BSR

3
ft-lb

1.89
2.10

75,800
88,800

102,400

2.32

108,800

2.55

108,800

2.79

BSR

ft-lb

3 1 / 2
BSR

ft-lb

3 3 /4
BSR

1.91
2.12

75,800
88,800

1.93
2.15

75,800
88,800

1.97
2.19

75,800
88,800

2.02
2.24

102,400

2.34

101,100

2.37

96,200

2.41

91,000

2.47

105,700

2.57

101,100

2.60

96,200

2.65

91,000

2.71

105,700

2.81

101,100

2.85

96,200

2.90

91,000

2.97

10 1 / 4

113,700

3.01

108,800

3.04

105,700

3.06

101,100

3.11

96,200

3.17

91,000

3.24

10

108,200 1.94

108,200

1.95

108,200

1.96

108,200

1.98

108,200

2.01

108,200

2.04

10 1 / 4

124,100

2.13

124,100

2.14

124,100

2.16

124,100

2.10

124,100

2.20

124,100

2.24

NC 77

10 1 / 2

140,500 2.33

140,500

2.34

140,500

2.36

140,500

2.38

135,100

2.41

129,400

2.44

10 3 / 4

154,300

2.53

149,000

2.55

145,500

2.56

140,500

2.59

135,100

2.62

129,400

2.66

11

154,300

2.75

149,000

2.77

145,500

2.78

140,500

2.81

135,100

2.84

129,400

2.89

CONNECTIONS WITH FULL FACES


53,500

1.90

53,500

1.94

53,500

1.96

53,500

2.01

53,500

2.07

53,500

2.16

7 H-90

8 1 / 4

63,700

2.14

63,700

2.18

63,700

2.21

63,700

2.26

61,000

2.33

56,400

2.42

(See Note 5)

8 1 / 2

74,500 2.39

72,100

2.43

69,300

2.46

65,300

2.52

61,000

2.60

56,400

2.70

8 1 / 2

60,400 1.80

60,400

1.83

60,400

1.84

60,400

1.88

60,400

1.92

60,400

1.98

8 3 / 4

72,200 2.02

72,200

2.05

72,200

2.07

72,200

2.11

72,200

2.16

72,200

2.22

84,400 2.25

84,400

2.28

84,400

2.31

84,200

2.35

79,500

2.40

74,500

2.47

9 1 / 4

96,300

2.49

91,600

2.53

88,600

2.55

84,200

2.60

79,500

2.66

74,500

2.74

9 1 / 2

96,300

2.75

91,600

2.78

88,600

2.81

84,200

2.87

79,500

2.93

74,500

3.02

5/

API Regular

73,000

1.76

73,000

1.78

73,000

1.79

73,000

1.81

73,000

1.84

73,000

1.88

7 5 / 8 H-90

9 1 / 4

86,000

1.95

86,000

1.97

86,000

1.99

86,000

2.02

86,000

2.05

86,000

2.09

(See Note 5)

9 1 / 2


8 5 / 8 API Regular

99,500 2.16

99,500

2.18

99,500

2.20

99,500

2.23

99,500

2.27

96,300

2.31

10

109,300 1.96

109,300

1.97

109,300

1.98

109,300

2.00

109,300

2.03

109,300

2.06
2.27

10 1 / 4

125,300 2.15

125,300

2.17

125,300

2.18

125,300

2.21

125,300

2.24

125,000

10 1 / 2

141,800

2.36

141,800

2.38

141,100

2.39

136,100

2.42

130,800

2.45

125,000

2.49

10 1 / 4

113,500

1.83

113,500

1.84

113,500

1.85

113,500

1.87

113,500

1.89

113,500

1.91

10 1 / 2

130,100

2.01

130,100

2.02

130,100

2.03

130,100

2.05

130,100

2.07

130,100

1.09
3.00

8 5 / 8 H-90 (See Note 5)

CONNECTIONS WITH LOW TORQUE FACES


8 3 / 4

68,100

2.70

68,100

2.73

67,300

2.80

62,800

2.88

58,100

74,200

2.98

71,400

3.02

67,300

3.09

62,800

3.19

58,100

3.31

9 1 / 4

73,100

2.54

73,100

2.56

73,100

2.61

73,100

2.67

73,100

2.75
3.03

7 H-90 (See Note 5)


7 5 / 8 API Regular

9 1 / 2

86,500

2.79

86,500

2.82

86,500

2.87

82,500

2.94

77,300

9 3 / 4

94,900

3.06

91,800

3.10

87,300

3.15

82,500

3.23

77,300

3.32

10

94,900

3.35

91,800

3.38

87,300

3.44

82,500

3.52

77,300

3.63
2.55

9 3 / 4

91,700

2.40

91,700

2.42

91,700

2.45

91,700

2.49

91,700

10

106,300

2.63

106,300

2.65

106,300

2.68

104,200

2.73

98,800

2.79

10 1 / 4

117,100

2.87

113,900

2.89

109,200

2.93

104,200

2.98

98,800

3.04

10 1 / 2

117,100

3.12

113,900

3.14

109,200

3.18

104,200

3.24

98,800

3.31

10 3 / 4

112,900

2.61

112,900

2.64

112,900

2.67

112,900

2.72
2.96


5/

H-90

(See Note 5)

8 5 / 8 API Regular

11

130,700

2.84

130,700

2.87

130,700

2.91

130,700

11 1 / 4

147,600

3.33

142,430

3.36

136,800

3.41

130,700

3.46

10 3 / 4

93,000

2.21

93,000

2.23

93,000

2.26

93,000

2.29

8 5 / 8 H-90

11

110,800

2.41

110,800

2.43

110,800

2.45

110,800

2.49

(See Note 5)

11 1 / 4

129,200

2.61

129,200

2.63

129,200

2.66

129,200

2.69

While every effort has been made to insure the accuracy of the tables herein, this material is presented as a reference guide only. The technical information contained
herein should not be construed as a recommendation. Grant Prideco cannot assume responsibility for the results obtained through the use of this material. No
expressed or implied warranty is intended.

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CARE AND MAINTENANCE


Initial Make-up

ven though quality connections are heavily coated with phosphate, thread damage is not always prevented. A
generous and thorough application of high-quality thread dope (40 to 60% by weight metallic zinc minimum) will
help minimize galling.

New connections should be walked in with chain tongs. Always use the recommended make-up torque for the thread

design. Exercise care to maintain calibrated torque measuring and indicating gauges for future use. After initial make-up,
break-out the connection, clean and inspect the threads, faces and shoulders. Repair any minor damage. Re-lubricate and
re-torque the connection.
Repeat break-out and make-up a third time before going in the hole. Monitor break-out torque. It should be the same or
less than the make-up torque. High break-out torque is an indication of problems and the connection should be inspected for damage.

Maintenance
Use thread protectors on both connections when handling drill collars. Rotate breaks on each trip. Clean and inspect the
individual connections.
Qualified personnel should periodically conduct a magnetic particle/black light inspection. Collars that are left idle or put
in storage should be cleaned, inspected, repaired, and rust-proofed, as necessary, before installing thread protectors.

Bending Strength Ratios


Sizes less than 6 should have a BSR of 2.25:1 to 2.75:1. Conditions that require high rpm and small collars compared to the
hole size, use 2.25:1 to 3.00:1. If the rpm is kept low and the collars are closer to the hole size, use 2.25:1 to 3.20:1. In corrosive environments, use 2.50:1 to 3.00:1.
Although the current industry BSR calculation for single-shoulder RSC connection types may still be applicable for double-shoulder connections (HT, XT, GPDS), the appropriate target ranges are yet to be defined due to limited industry experience and testing of available types/sizes. Testing performed to date indicates that current target BSR of 2.5 does not
apply to tested double-shoulder connections. Just as target BSR for single shoulder RSCs has taken many years of industry
experience to define, the same may be true for these relatively new double-shoulder offerings. Additionally, target BSRs
for double-shoulder connections may likely vary between connection types
(i.e. GPDS vs. XT). Current industry target BSR ranges should not be used as an indicator of double-shoulder
acceptance/rejection.

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