Inspection Services

Thorough tubular and rod inspections lead to optimal results.

Patriot Petro focuses on making sure that all tubular/rods are not only free of damage but is also kept clean. With specialized inspectors, we are trained to look at the tiniest of details. We offer a full range of inspection services including:

EMI Inspection

Our experienced inspectors check for clean OD/ID as well the visual and gauge threads.

API FLD with 42″ Drift

We will remove and clean protectors as well as install new protectors.

Amber 923 Coating OD

External coating formulated to provide a temporary protective coating o external tubular surfaces while in storage

910 Coating ID

Protekto coat is applied to provide internal corrosion protection to metal surfaces of tubular goods.

690 Rust Inhibitor OD & ID

Aqua Cure is applied to pipes that are exposed to water and may develop salt solutions or acids. These shorten the life the pipe unless protected. We will make sure that the Aqua Cure solution is applied where appropriate in order to get the most out of your pipe.

PUP Joints

This service includes a SEA, inspection, cleaning of the visual and gauge threads, drift, and repaint.

Clean Tubing

We thoroughly clean the ID and OD, the rattle ID, and the brush OD. Tube cleaning is included with our EMI inspection at no additional cost.

Pipe straightening

When a pip gets out of place, we will come out and straighten any pipe.

Grind/Polish Tool Marks

On PUP joints, tubing, and crossovers we are able to make them look and work like new.


Hydrotesting is the best method for testing the threads and ensuring all will hold, but again only 1 point of rejection, which is if the threads don’t hold thus rejecting to red/junk. Hydrotesting could also pose the risk that the threads hold under pressure, but the pipe walls could be too thin depending on what the well is producing. You could do both, but you’d potentially have to outsource 2 separate crews and the cost/benefit might not add up. With our inspection, we allow for 5 points of rejection.

Pipe Scan on Site

With the pipe scan method on site, you allow for 1 point of rejection, which would be if there is significant metal loss detected on the radar (magnetic field) thus rejecting it down to yellow or red.

Visual Inspection

Our first point would be cleaning the pipe and simply looking at each joint meticulously for any cracks or crimps that could result in rejection.

Drift Inspection

Our machine will run a drift bar through the ID of each joint to reassure that there are no crimps or scale blockage on the inside.

EMI Scan

We use an electro-magnetic inspection tool to detect any significant metal loss or pits, similar to the pipe scan on site.

Special End Area (SEA)

We utilize diameter inspection tools to ensure the threads and collars of each joint are in suitable condition and we will buff out any tool marks and scratches that could cause problems in the field. Additionally, we will perform a magnetic particle inspection which involves holding the electro-magnetic field around each end, adding magnetic particle liquid or powder to the ID of each, and using a UV light to further inspect the ends for corrosion or cracks.


We will polish the threads on each joint and utilize our thread measurement tools to ensure the threads are not damaged.