WHAT IS IT?
Gap-A-Let is a split ring that is engineered and designed to give you a pre measured 1/16″ minimum gap for socket welds. Made from a certified stainless steel, Gap-A-Let resists corrosion from chemicals, radioactive materials and water.
Gap-A-Let’s spring tension makes it fit tightly into all standard sized fittings from 1″ to 4″ [Non-standard sizes are available upon request.] Once inserted into the fitting, the Gap-A-Let ring becomes a permanent part of the joint. It will not rattle or vibrate even under extreme pressure.
WHERE IS IT USED?
Designed for use on any socket weld application, Gap-A-Let rings are suitable for Power Piping [Nuclear, Conventional], Industrial Hydraulics, Welded Railroad Air Brake Piping, Petrochemical Plants, Fertilizer Plants, Ship Building, and the list goes on and on.
WHAT DOES IT DO FOR YOU?
Cut fit up time by 90%
Save thousands of pounds in cracked weld repairs.
Socket welds that once took 15 minutes or more to fit-up now takes just seconds. There is no measuring, scribing or re-measuring, just pop the Gap-A-Let into the fitting and insert pipe into the fitting. Gap-A-Let socket weld contraction rings automatically set the required 1/16″minimum gap so you’re ready to weld.
And because these rings are so easy to use, they eliminate some of the problems of socket welding. No longer is there the problem of error commonly caused by guessing the gap. Nor is there the need to scribe into hard to mark metal pipe walls with the danger of encroaching on minimum wall thickness. With Gap-A-Let rings quality control inspectors can concentrate on the quality of the weld and not spend all their time measuring for proper gapping. And since the costly problems of cracked welds due to the improper gap is practically eliminated, your pipes can safely transport fluids the first time and every time.
A PLUS FOR PIPING ENGINEERS
Gap-A-Let rings help piping engineers determine the end-to-end length of the pipe without guessing. Constant, proper gap gives precise length whether in field run or fab shop assembly.
Three easy steps to make proper 1/16″ minimum gap socket welds in seconds.
2. Fitter seats ring into fitting. Spring tension holds ring tightly in place, assuring no vibration or rattling even under extreme pressure. Ring actually becomes a permanent part of the joint.