Hand-Tight Standoff

Definition(s)


Hand-Tight Standoff

Length, at hand-tight engagement from the face of the coupling to the vanish point of the  threads for round threads and the base of the triangle for buttress threads.

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