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Heavy Weight Drill Pipe in the Petroleum Industry

Drill pipe is made from steel piping and is hollow with thick walls. It is used both vertically on drilling rigs and horizontally in horizontal directional drilling applications. It is available in several sizes, weights, and strengths. The typical drill pipe is 30 to 33 feet long, and is hollow so that drilling fluid may be pumped through it into the bore hole. Although drill pipe is most commonly associated with the oil and gas industries, it is also used for underground construction where holes need to be bored horizontally. Drill pipe is sometimes used for drilling water wells too.What Is Required of Drill Pipe?Drill pipe must be manufactured to exacting specifications. It must be able to support its own weight in drilling strings that may go more than a mile deep into the earth's crust. As you might surmise, case-hardened drill pipes are expensive. For this reason, industries generally reuse them after the well is completed, replacing them with less expensive tubular casing during operation. The used dri...


Learn How to Install Ceramic Tile Flooring in Five Easy Steps

Step One: Get to know your tools.If you are to learn how to install ceramic tile flooring the right way, then you must start with having the right tools. You can buy most of the tools you'll need for working on your floor tiling at your local hardware store or home center. For equipment that might be too expensive to purchase like a tile cutter, or hand held micro cutter, try your local home center or tool rental yard. They may have the tools you'll need at affordable rental prices, or even at discount. And if you're a newbie at tiling work, they may even help you with information. Here are most of the basic tools you will need for your tiling job:a) These would include safety clothing and gear like a pair of safety glasses, heavy leather gloves, and long-sleeved work clothes. These are useful especially if your tiling work involves taking out the existing ceramic tiles. Broken shards and other debris from tearing out the ceramic tiles can cause nasty cuts.b) Carpentry tools like a tape measure, a carpenter's...


What You Need to Know About Heat Treated Lumber for Export

Untreated lumber can be a major problem when it comes to exporting and importing because it has a tendency to spread pests. However, the U.S. has instituted the heat treatment program as a way to curb this problem. This is why lumber for export must be treated with heat or with methyl bromide fumigation. ISPM15Exported lumber falls under the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures, which is known in the industry as ISPM15. The International Plant Protection Convention adopted these measures as a way to keep pests from spreading between countries that are importing or exporting wood and other types of plants. ISPM15 is the standard all heat treated lumber for export must follow. Even wood that is used as packing material must follow these guidelines.Treatment MarksOne of the biggest problems with exporting heat treated lumber is making sure that the proper mark gets on the product before it gets loaded onto the ship or aircraft that is transporting it. The international heat treatment programs ...


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