Upset (Noun)

Forged metal end of OCTG with increased wall thickness and diameter, later to be threaded or welded.

Source: API RP 5A5, Field Inspection of New Casing, Tubing, and Plain-end Drill Pipe, Reaffirmed August 2010. Global Standards



A pipe end with increased wall thickness. The outside diameter may be increased, or the inside diameter may be reduced, or both. Upsets are usually formed by hot forging the pipe end.

Source: API RP 7G, Recommended Practice for Drill Stem Design and Operating Limits, Upstream Segment, Sixteenth Edition, August 1998 (Addendum 2: September 2009). Global Standards



Forged end of a drill pipe tube used to increase wall thickness.

Source: API RP 7G-2, Recommended Practice for Inspection and Classification of Used Drill Stem Elements, First Edition, August 2009. Global Standards

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