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November 2018 Gage Report

Holiday Closing Closing for Thanksgiving In celebration of Thanksgiving and to give our employees time to celebrate with their families, Gagemaker will be closed Thursday, November 22, 2018 and Friday, November 23, 2017. We will reopen Monday, November 26, 2018 under our normal hours. Gagemaker wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday! Holiday Schedule Closed: […]

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August 2018 Gage Report

Labor Day Holiday Closing Labor Day Closing In observance of Labor Day and to give our employees time to relax with their families, Gagemaker will be closed Monday, September 3, 2018. We reopen Tuesday, September 4, 2018 under our normal hours. Gagemaker wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday! Holiday Schedule Closed: Monday, September 3rd, 2018 […]

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June 2018 Gage Report

July 4th Holiday Closing July 4th Closing In celebration of Independence Day and to give our employees time to celebrate with their families, Gagemaker will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2018. We will be open Monday and Tuesday, July 2-3, 2017 and will reopen Thursday, July 5, 2018 under our normal hours. Gagemaker wishes everyone […]

Gage Tip of the Month

June 2018

For your buttress connections to be compliant under the 16th edition of the API 5B, you must inspect run-out. When inspecting buttress run-out with a Gagemaker BR-2001, inspectors often question where to place the contact point on the thread. Now, the new API 5B Section 5.3.3.4 specifies the location of the inspection point. When the […]

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April 2018 Gage Report

It’s here! OTC 2018! Starts Monday, April 30! It can’t be a year already, can it? The Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, TX is here. Come celebrate 50 years of OTC with us! Make sure to stop by our Booth #8453 to learn all about the new API 5B Thread Specifications and how we can […]

Gage Tip of the Month

March 2018

When inspecting 2⅜” and 2⅞” tubing with an MRP-1000 or MRP-2000, save time by quickly checking the PD at only one location. Because ovality typically isn’t a concern for small diameter tubing, an average of high and low readings is not necessary.

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March 2018 Gage Report

MRP SPEC 5B APP RELEASED! Ovality & Standoff Calculator The release of API’s Sixteenth Edition of the 5B Specification created questions for many of you. Well, Gagemaker has a new FREE tool to help you. Crest diameter and thread ovality are new inspection requirements. Gagemaker’s MRP® and MRP AIR® Gages inspect crest diameter and ovality […]

Gage Tip of the Month

January 2018

Often on the shop floor you would like to verify the settings of the gage you are using.There are several simple methods to ensure your settings stay correct. Today’s tip covers the MRP® crest diameter and ovality gage and coupling inspection. When using an MRP® crest diameter gage to inspect crest diameter on a coupling, […]

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January 2018 Gage Report

NEW API 5B RELEASED! New Inspection Requirements During the holidays, API released the Sixteenth edition of the 5B Specification for Threading, Gauging, and Inspection of Casing, Tubing, and Line Pipe Threads. The effective date for the Sixteenth Edition of the 5B Specification is July 1st. The new specification has major changes that you need to […]

Gage Tip of the Month

December 2017

When using a rod standard or gauge blocks to set the “B” dimension (the distance between the shoe and the wear pad) on an MRP® gage, the position of both the shoe and arm are crucial. To ensure proper position when locking an arm, place and hold your finger on the shoe against the standard […]