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Heat exchanger mounting kit: An on-site machining animation

Posted by Simon Pownall on Jul 25, 2014 10:51:46 AM

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Topics: heat exchanger

Choosing the right flange facing machine for heat exchanger repairs

Posted by Simon Pownall on Jul 23, 2014 2:34:00 AM

Renting or buying, choosing the right flange facing machine for your business operations can be challenging due to the spectrum of choice available and the task you want it to complete.

For heat exchanger repairs, it isn't uncommon for bespoke tooling to be made to finish the task and certain add-ons may be required such as a back facing kit. For any help on assessing your needs get in touch with our heat exhange repair experts here.

Here's just two examples of how Mirage Machines helped clients by creating specific machines for their operations in Malaysia.

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Topics: flanges, heat exchanger

Oil & Gas UK calls for tax reform to support industry and North Sea

Posted by Simon Pownall on Jul 21, 2014 3:12:00 PM


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Topics: Oil and Gas Industry

In focus: Gantry Mill Drive Kit GMRF1000

Posted by Simon Pownall on Jul 18, 2014 9:22:00 AM

In a new feature for the Mirage blog we'll be taking an in-depth look at a specific portable machine tool. This week we take a look at the Gantry Mill Drive Kit GMRF1000.

GMRF1000 Gantry Mill Drive Kit


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Topics: milling

Avoiding RTJ flange stress corrosion cracking using petrochemicals

Posted by Simon Pownall on Jul 16, 2014 1:55:00 PM


A problem for the petroleum and petrochemicals industry, RTJ flange stress corrosion cracking can also affect reactors, furnaces, tubes, valves and pipelines too.

Due to the high temperatures and pressure conditions machining is force to work in, it is natural for deterioration to occur - unfortunately corrosive materials can accelerate this process.

This results in groove cracks in a RTJ flange, but what can be done to resolve the issue? We take a look at some steps to delay and potentially avoid the damage entirely.

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Topics: flanges, petrochemicals