Gap-A-Let® , Socket Weld Contraction Rings



  • Proper socket weld fit-up in one tenth the time

  • Accurate 1/16" min. gap without time-consuming measuring, scribing and pull-out.

  • Made of 316 Stainless Steel. 316 SS (type ER316/ER316L)

  • Eliminate cracked welds resulting from improperly gapped joints

  • Sizes from 1/4" NPS to 5" NPS

  • Instrumentation tubing sizes 3/8" to 2"

  • Boiler tubing sizes as required.

  • Meets Military and Commercial construction code standards

  • Patented- United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan and Canada

  • Specials are available made from a water soluble material

Approved for brake pipe use by the American Association of Railroads



The Common Sense approach to Quick, Safe socket welds





1/16" Minimum Code
Required Gap, Without measuring,
Using GAP-A-LET®
Socket Weld Contraction Rings
Prevents Cracked Welds due to Improper Gapping

The Gap-A-Let ® is a split ring that is engineered and designed to give a pre-measured 1/16" minimum gap for socket welds.

It is made of certified Stainless Steel, Gap-A-Let ® resists corrosion from chemicals, radioactive substances and water.

Gap-A-Let ®'s spring tension makes it fit tightly into all standard sized fitting from 1" NPS to 5" NPS .Instrumentation tubing sizes 3/8" to 2". Boiler tubing sizes as required.( Non standard sizes are available on request).

Meets Military and Commercial construction code standards

Once the Gap-A-Let ® is 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.


It saves time: Cut fit up times by 50%

Saves thousands of dollars in cracked weld repairs.


part numbers are GAP.1/4NPS etc



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