DRILCO Inspection Services

Overview Capabilities

Full range of rig inspection services using the latest nondestructive testing (NDT) equipment

Using the latest nondestructive testing (NDT) equipment, qualified DRILCO personnel offer a full range of drilling rig inspection services that include a variety of third-party standards.

Inspection capabilities include the following:

  • API-RP7G, Specification 7, RP 5A5, 5CT
  • Third-party standards
  • DS-1
  • NS-2
  • Customer-defined standards

Field inspection

The inspector uses several NDT methods to check the high-stress areas, such as connections, slip areas, upset areas, weld areas, radius changes, and tubes, to detect cracks and indications. Any of the following inspections can be conducted at remote locations:

  • API/RSC thread inspection (API-TI)
  • Dimensional inspection (DI)
  • Visual inspection (VT)
  • Magnetic particle (MT)
  • Liquid dye penetrant (PT)
  • Electromagnetic tubular inspections (ET-MFL)
  • Ultrasonic inspection of rotary-shouldered connections (UT-RSC)
  • Ultrasonic inspection of high-stress areas and tube upsets (UTEA)

Field repair of minor cracks and thread and shoulder blemishes can be completed by the inspector while on location.

In-shop inspection services

Additionally, all the above inspections, as well as full-length ultrasonic inspection (FLUT) and full-length dual-function electromagnetic inspection (EMI), can be conducted at our machine shops. Once inspected, tubular products and downhole tools can be fully repaired.

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