Other Inspection Services

End-Area Inspections

  • Special end area (SEA) is a magnetic particle inspection used to locate longitudinal and transverse defects on the inside and outside surfaces of the tube end area, not covered by full-body inspections. This can also be performed on product that has exposed threads, couplings, upsets and integral connections. The special end area can be combined as a wet or dry inspection.
  • Ultrasonic end srea is a manual ultrasonic evaluation of the tube ends not inspected by the Full Body Inspection system. This normally includes a longitudinal, transverse and wall thickness measurement, and is often completed on material that cannot be magnetized.
  • Liquid penetrant end area is a manual inspection method that reveals surface breakage flaws by bleedout of a colored penetrant, with a visible or fluorescent dye from the flaw. This method is also often completed on material that cannot be magnetized.
  • Visual Thread Inspection is the process of removing thread protectors, cleaning and visually checking the threads damage or pitting, and reapplying a customer specified thread compound.

  • Additional Full Body Inspections

  • Full Body Magnetic Particle Inspection is a method where a magnetic field used in conjunction with powder-like particles to locate crack-like defects on ferromagnetic material. In OCTG inspections longitudinal and transverse fields are applied separately.
  • Full-length drift is an inspection method whereby a precisely measured dimensional cylinder is passed through the pipe’s inner diameter to locate obstructions and assure compliance with appropriate dimensions.
  • Visual condition check is an inspection method where tubes are walked, rolled and visually scanned for tong marks or any other visually obvious damage to determine if the product has been used or still in new condition.
  • Ultrasonic weld line inspection is an UT inspection of the weld and the heat affected zone of ERW material.
  • Wall thickness measurement is an inspection method where an ultrasonic wall thickness gauge is used to measure wall thickness on tube body, and can be performed manually or with automated inspection systems.
  • Hydrostatic testing is a destructive method of testing a pipe, whereby water completely filled inside then pressurizing it for a specific time limit, without a leak or rupture occurring. PTS does not complete this method with in-house personal, but instead contracts a highly reputable 3rd party to come to the PTS yard to perform this service.

  • Contact Information


    539 S. Sheldon Road
    Channelview, TX 77530

    Morgan City

    7056 S. Railroad Ave.
    Morgan City, LA 70380