Gagemaker setting standards are an integral part of the MRP Series of gages. Gagemaker standards are used to preset all models of the MRP Series crest diameter gages for an accurate inspection of API threaded connections in accordance with API Spec 5B1. Gagemaker standards are available in 2 styles depending on your preference and budget. Gagemaker standards are available in both rod style and frame style.
The Gagemaker rod style standards incorporate a set of two ½ diameter precision length ground rods cabled together, tagged and certified for a specific connection. The longer length rod is used to preset the distance between the thread shoes (diameter). The shorter length rod accurately locates the position where the shoes will measure the diameter (axial location from the connection face).
The Gagemaker frame style standard is a precision constructed profile replica of the threaded connector. The tapered thread area is sized and certified to represent the connector being inspected. The MRP gage is set on top of the frame standard and adjusted to locate both the diameter and the shoe locations.
Both Gagemaker style standards achieve the same goal. The MRP Gage is set and ready to inspect a threaded part after the shoes are located and locked.