API 6A Seal Ring Groove Gages

API 6A Seal Ring Groove Gages (BX & R/RX)

Gagemaker BX gages and part - API 6A Seal Ring Groove Gages

A ring groove is basically a closely dimensioned groove cut into the face of a pipe flange. Together with a gasket, a groove helps create a seal between parts, so it is important that a groove meets designated specifications.
API 6A ring grooves are divided into three ring types, BX, R, and RX. Each type has different configurations and is designated by the type and a number, i.e. BX 150, R 41, etc.
API mandates the inspection of ring grooves. The necessary dimensions of a groove are clearly specified in API 6A. To pass API requirements, these dimensions must be met. For BX Grooves, the groove’s major diameter and width are specified. For R and RX Grooves, API specifies the groove’s pitch diameter and width.


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Face Groove and Hole Locations

Gagemaker’s face groove gages inspect groove diameters and groove widths. Excellent for inspecting hole locations. Additional extensions for various lengths are available, please contact customer service for more.

Parts and accessories can be found on our Ring Groove product page.

Gages ship with default T188(BX) or T072 (BXG) contact points, but can be substituted upon customer request. Please specify ring groove type and size when ordering.

Gagemaker BX Standards - API 6A Seal Ring Groove Gages

Face groove and hole location setting masters are precision ground setting standards for the BX and BXG Series of gages. Each standard is based on a specific groove allowing it to be used to set both the BX and BXG gages. Custom standards are available, please contact customer service for more information.

Gagemaker BX Standards - API 6A Seal Ring Groove Gages

R & RX face groove and hole location setting masters are precision ground setting standards for the BX and BXG Series of gages. Each standard is based on a specific groove allowing it to be used to set both the BX and BXG gages. Custom standards are available, please contact customer service for more information.

Extend the measuring diameter of the BX-1000 from 13″ to 37″ with these optional extension rods.
Lost a knob or a screw? Here is a list of common replacement parts we offer. Other parts may be available, please contact customer service for more information.

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Groove Diameter Dog Bone/Paddle Gages (GO/NO GO gage)

The dog bone (or paddle) gages are simple GO/NO GO gages used to quickly check groove diameters on BX, R, & RX grooves. We recommend these for later checkup inspections after using the BX and BXG gages for a thorough inspection. Gagemaker precision manufactures these dog bones to ensure the highest quality.

Groove diameter dog bone gages for BX grooves. Our dog bone gages are manufactured to one specific groove type and size. Sold individually.
Groove diameter dog bone gages for R & RX grooves. These dog bone gages are manufactured to for one size of both R and RX gooves, unless specified otherwise. Sold individually.

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Groove Width Profiles (GO/NO GO gage)

Gagemaker groove width profiles are simple GO/NO GO gages used to quickly check groove widths on BX, R, & RX grooves. We recommend these for later checkup inspections after using the BX and BXG gages for a thorough inspection. Gagemaker precision manufactures these profiles to ensure the highest quality. Custom profiles are available.

Groove width profiles for BX grooves. Our groove width profiles are manufactured to one specific groove type and size. Sold individually.
Groove width profiles for R and RX grooves. These groove width profiles are manufactured to for one size of both R and RX grooves, unless specified otherwise. Sold individually.

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Groove Width Amplifiers

Groove width amplifier gages use flushpins to indicate acceptance or rejection.


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CamLock

The CamLock micrometers measure API weld flange thickness. Supplied with verification standard. Replacement standards are available separately, please contact customer service.

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