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From:           	"Lutz, James" <James.Lutz(--nospam--at)earthtech.com>
To:             	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject:        	RE: Oil Drilling Pipe
Date sent:      	Fri, 20 Jun 2003 13:03:21 -0700
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> As a side issue on this pipe, I recall reading somewhere that sometimes
> salvaged oil drilling pipe is contaminated with Radon that is brought up
> during the pumping process. The oil companies have been known to ship this
> pipe to Asia to get rid of it, and whose steel it ends up in afterwards is
> anybody's guess. The issue of steel contamination with radioactive scrap is
> not a widespread problem, but it occurs from time to time. You might want to
> investigate the pedigree of your material.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: richard lewis [mailto:rlewistx(--nospam--at)juno.com]
> Sent: Friday, June 20, 2003 11:20 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Oil Drilling Pipe
> 
> 
> I have a client who wants to build a maintenance shed out of used oil
> drilling pipe.  The OD of the pipe to be used for columns is 6 inches. 
> The wall thickness is about 0.245 inches.  This is not a standard pipe in
> the AISC manual.  Can someone give me some information on this pipe?  I
> would like to know what the standard steel yield strength is for a pipe
> like this.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Rich
> 
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