Preventing & Troubleshooting Connection Damages

  • Document area of connection damages (pictures, report, etc.).
  • Ensure torque gauges are calibrated correctly.
  • Ensure the connections are correctly aligned.
  • Document breakout torque; note if it is excessively higher than the make-up torque.
  • Ensure the thread compound is clean and applied adequately.
  • Ensure that the weight indicator is working properly.
  • Check rotation speed during make-up (low or high).
  • Check other tubulars on location for similar damages and indications.