For buttress casing, API requires certain inspections that can align with Gagemaker’s recommended best practices. Do a 1st article full inspection, including using an optical comparator and corresponding overlay, at least once per shift / per machine setup based on your QMS program. During full production runs, use the corresponding groove width Go/No Go gage […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
API 5B 5.5.2 THREAD ADDENDUM Per API 5B 5.5.2, Thread addendum “shall be measured on round thread.” TA-3002 Thread Addendum Gage Inspecting a Part Thread addendum is now a required, mandatory element to be inspected. Contact us for more info or simply request a quote below!
For Tubing and Casing, properly setting a TH-3002R thread height gage is easy, yet often done incorrectly. The setting standard (1014) has a square-shaped notch and a v-shaped notch. First, use the square-shaped notch, zero the gage. Then, rotate the standard and use the v-shaped notch to verify the gage is correctly zeroed. If the […]
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About the Course The Level 1 Tubing & Casing JSS® Thread Inspection class teaches the proper techniques required to successfully perform any API 5B mandated thread inspection. With specific focus on thread form, lead, addendum, crest diameter, taper and thread height, our unique hands-on approach guarantees the most effective training experience. At the end of […]