ISO 10407-2:2008 specifies the required inspection for each level of inspection and procedures for the inspection and testing of used drill-stem elements. For the purpose of ISO 10407-2:2008, drill stem elements include drill pipe body, tool joints, rotary-shouldered connections, drill collar, HWDP and the ends of drill-stem elements that make up with them. ISO 10407-2:2008 has been prepared to address the practices and technology commonly used in inspection.
The practices established within ISO 10407-2:2008 are intended as inspection and/or testing guidance and are not intended to be interpreted to prohibit the agency or owner from using personal judgement, supplementing the inspection with other techniques, extending existing techniques or re-inspecting certain lengths.
ISO 10407-2:2008 specifies the qualification of inspection personnel, a description of inspection methods and apparatus calibration and standardization procedures for various inspection methods. The evaluation of imperfections and the marking of inspected drill stem elements is included.
ISO 10407-2:2008 provides the original equipment manufacturers' requirements regarding the minimum information needed for the inspection of their specialized tools.