1.1 This standard presents guidelines for the proper care, handling, and installation of IPC oilfield tubular goods and accessories.
1.2 The function of the internal coating system is to form a protective barrier between the metal surface and the environment to prolong the useful life of the tubular goods and accessories.
1.3 If the coating is damaged during storage, handling, transportation, or installation, the protective barrier may be broken. This reduces coating performance and may result in premature failure.
1.4 This standard addresses specific areas of concern to help prevent or minimize damage to IPC material during all phases of handling, transportation, storage, and installation.
This standard recommended practice covers the care, handling, transportation, and installation of internally plastic-coated (IPC) oilfield tubular goods and accessories (IPC material). Some internal plastic coatings are inherently brittle or may be incompatible with various chemicals used in oil and gas production operations and therefore are susceptible to damage from poor handling procedures, well operations, and chemical attack. Coating damage (e.g., cracks, chips, and disbandment) reduces coating effectiveness and results in premature coating failure. To minimize coating damage and prolong coating life, special handling and operating procedures must be utilized with IPC material during all phases of storage, transport, installation, and operation.
Following the guidelines presented in this standard will help users, oil and gas producers, transportation companies, workover companies, and well-servicing companies and personnel to ensure the most cost-effective use of IPC material.
This standard was originally prepared in 1991 by NACE Task Group T-1G-4, a component of Unit Committee T-1G on Protective Coatings, Elastomers, and Other Nonmetallic Materials for Oilfield Use. It was reviewed by T-1G and reaffirmed in 1996, and is published by NACE International under the auspices of Group Committee T-1 on Corrosion Control in Petroleum Production.
Historical Document 1996