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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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
When using an MRP to inspect a coupling’s Pitch Diameter, mark the location of the MRP on the face of the 1st machined part, and record the gage reading. Leave this 1st machined part nearby to verify between each additional machined coupling that the gage is still set properly.
An easy adjustment of your rails during assembly of an MRP-2001 will help you see the indicator better when inspecting external crest diameter, pitch diameter, or ovality. During setup, you simply position the rails so that any excess rail over-hang exists on the “fixed end”(the end not holding the indicator). Below you’ll find video instructions […]