Star Pipe Service, Inc.

7100 S. Bryant
Oklahoma City, OK 73149

Star Pipe Service, Inc.

Phone: (405) 672-6688 Email:

Ultrasonic (NDE)

Star Pipe Service's trade name for ultrasonic inspection of the slip/upset areas on drill pipe is called "Ultra-Scan." This equipment was first designed in 1992 by J.C. Houck and built, developed, and perfected here at Star Pipe Service.

This inspection is to detect transverse flaws on the inside and outside surfaces of the tube or anything within the pipe wall. The area inspected is 2 feet from the pin upset and 3 feet from the box upset.

This inspection typically is done in conjunction with a full-length tube-scan.

  -Also, handheld ultrasonic instruments are used as follows:
  -Preliminary measurements for drill pipe inspection.
  -Prove up of located imperfections.
  -Thickness measurements of misc. equipment.
  -Defect detection.