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5 reasons your flange facing connection is failing

Posted by Simon Pownall on Sep 30, 2015 12:00:00 PM


Over time, and for many other reasons, damage occurs to flanges that effects their performance and safety.

Of course the success of a fitted flange is that the connections between the flange, gasket, bolting and pipework create a leak-free environment. More importantly, the connection between the flange faces needs to be up to the same standards to achieve the same outcome.

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6 of the most common flange types used in the oil and gas industry

Posted by Simon Pownall on Sep 22, 2015 12:00:00 PM


In 2008, Garlock, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of gaskets, reported that a recent customer survey showed their respondents “indicated that every joint in their plant is critical, and there is zero tolerance for any type of leakage whatsoever.”

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The problem of industrial RTJ flanges leaking in high temperature high pressure applications

Posted by Simon Pownall on Sep 18, 2015 12:00:00 PM


Whilst industrial RTJ flanges are used cross-sectors for transporting various different substances, those in the petrochemicals and refinery operations have a much bigger task at trying to keep their operations safe yet efficient.

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How to successfully complete flange facing repairs in hard to reach places

Posted by Simon Pownall on Sep 16, 2015 12:00:00 PM

The very nature of in-situ machining often requires machinists to carry out repairs on flanges that are difficult to access. Whether they’re located in a limited access area or simply cramped in by other plant equipment, some repairs require more than a standard flange facer.

Here’s two examples of how hard to reach compact flanges and heat exchanger flanges were repaired with the assistance of Mirage’s portable machinery.

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The RTJ flange: An introduction for oil and gas engineers

Posted by Simon Pownall on Aug 25, 2015 11:05:00 AM


Knowing the basics of all flanges, connections and pipelines you work with can make it easier to maintain the quality and efficiency of the product. Despite being especially developed for the petroleum and petrochemical industry, the RTJ flange (ring type joint) still runs into the same problems as any other flange would.

To guide you through the best practice maintenance, here’s our introduction for oil and gas engineers on RTJ flanges.

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