Complacency has little place in coiled tubulars. Here we describe the new techniques that are under investigation for both CT inspection and seamless CT production. The possibility exists to make tubulars by cold compression and to join by microwave sintering methods and amorphous bonding. The probability now exists to monitor all joining processes via the nondestructive acoustic emission technique, advanced ultrasound, and to eliminate the conventional tube-to-tube butt weld.

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