Gage Tip of the Month

December 2018

The BX style dog bone and paddle gages operate as functional size “Go / No Go” instruments. When the dog bone or paddle gage is placed into the seal ring groove on the “Go” side, the gage shall touch the face of the product. When placed on the “No Go” side, the paddle gage should […]

Gage Tip of the Month

November 2018

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 […]

Gage Tip of the Month

August 2018

To avoid erroneous readings and unnecessary calculations, start your taper inspection from the smaller diameter, and progress towards the larger diameters. For internal threads, measure the first interval closest to the back of box. For external threads, measure the first interval closest to the pin’s nose. For example, if the reverse procedure is followed on […]

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 specifies the location of the inspection point. When the […]

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.

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, […]


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 […]

Gage Tip of the Month

November 2017

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 […]

Gage Tip of the Month

June 2017

Tired of measuring Buttress Thread groove widths using old Go/No Go gages or by hauling mold samples to an optical comparator? As an easier alternative, Gagemaker now provides a gage to directly measure tooth width easily wherever the part is. The TW-6001 gage comes equipped with a .0005″ reading indicator to inspect those groove widths […]