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Joints

Connectors (Joints) A joint is the connection used with a casing or tubing string. These joints are available in the catalogs provided with Osprey Risk:

STC - Short 8-round Threaded and Coupled LTC - Long 8-round Threaded and Coupled BTC - Buttress Casing XL - Extreme-line Casing EUE - External Upset Tubing NUE - Non-upset Tubing IJ - Integral Joint Tubing

These basic API connections have been augmented with several suffixes to indicate various optional modifications:

SSpecial Clearance coupling OD MModified with seal ring to improve leak resistance HHigher yield strength coupling OOptional (smaller) OD

Generic connections for casing and tubing connections are used to represent the available proprietary connections:

Metal-to-Metal Seal Threaded and Coupled MTC connections are threaded and coupled (T&C) connections; that is, there are two pins and two boxes in a connection employing an end or near-end of pin metal-to-metal seal to the coupling. In general, MTC connections have internal and external pressure and tension ratings similar to those of the pipe body. Examples of MTC connections include NEW VAM, VAM ACE, NKK 3SB, NS-CC, FOX, and Hydril 563. Slim Line Connection SLH connections are high-clearance integral of threaded and coupled connections generally

employing metal-to-metal seals with performance characteristics approaching 80% of the pipe body, but with a connection OD (W) significantly smaller than that of MTC and MIJ connections. SLH connections are generally at least 5.010.0 mm or more larger than the pipe outside diameter. Thus the appropriate running clearance is generally dictated by the pipe body OD (D) and not by the connection OD (W) as is the case for MTC and MIJ connections. SLH connections are typically machined on heavily formed, fold-formed ends. Examples of SLH connections include Hydril SLX, Atlas Bradford NJO, and VAM SLIJ II.

Integral Flush Connection IFJ connections are integral joint connections machined on plain end or on slightly swaged or crimped ends. IFJ connections usually employ metal-to-metal seals, essentially always for internal pressures. The connection OD (WO) of an IFJ connection is generally the same as that of the pipe body (D), but can be slightly larger (usually less than 5.0 mm). IFJ connections generally achieve about 60% of the performance of the pipe body in tension. Examples of IFJ connections include Atlas Bradford ST-L and Hydril SFJ-P. Metal-to-Metal Seal Integral Join MIJ connections are integral joint connections (that is, they have one pin and one box member) machined on hot-forged upset ends, employing an end or near-end of pint metal-to-metal seal to the box member. MIJ connections generally achieve performance equal to or greater than the pipe body. Examples of MIJ connections include Hydril CS, PH-6, NKK-EL, and VAM ACE XS.