Pipe spool fabrication and pipeline construction generally requires the use of multiple sections of pipe and fittings. It is common in the industry to join metallic steel and steel alloy pipe by welding. When fitting pipe, great care must be taken to ensure that the hi-lo is acceptable within the site specific weld procedure.
Common methods of ensuring proper gap between sections of pipe include the using a wedge, a gap rod, or a spacing ring. These devices are either placed between the pipe sections as they are brought together or they may be hammered or driven into a smaller gap to open the gap to a wider desired width. Generally, a wedge is used in combination with a gap rod that has a specific thickness. The Stepped Wedge & Gauge™ helps a green apprentice or even the most experienced pipe fitter become more efficient in virtually every fit-up imaginable.
WHAT IS IT?
The Stepped Wedge & Gauge™ is made from stainless steel that has been tempered to increase its hardness and durability. At the business end of the tool is a knife edge which is stepped to match industry standard electrode thicknesses for gap spacing, specific to your weld procedure.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
“We believe that pipes and fittings of all sizes and schedules can be fit efficiently and accurately—every time. The Stepped Wedge does this by placing an industry-standard measurement tool in the hands of pipe-fitters, welders, and inspectors. We are challenging the status quo by streamlining the fitting and inspection process—any job, one tool, consistency.”