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 […]
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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 […]
A Stronger, Lighter, and More Accurate MRP® Crest Diameter Gage… the MRP® AIR Thirty years ago, Gagemaker introduced the MRP® crest diameter and ovality gage which forever changed the industry. Now, we are redefining the industry again. Our MRP® AIR Crest Diameter Carbon Fiber Gage are stronger, lighter, and MORE ACCURATE than ever. Also, no […]
Share the Love: Caring for Your Gages A Little Love Goes a Long Way Extend the life of your gages and maintain the highest quality with just a little gage care. Taking care o f your measurement tools will ensure that they stay at their best for the longest time. Here are a few simple […]
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 […]
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 […]