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Why hot tapping and line stopping in the water industry are vital

Posted by Simon Pownall on Jan 28, 2015 1:35:00 PM


Leakage is a major issue for the UK water industry; with over 3 billion litres of water lost every day, it can be a difficult and an expensive issue to fix.

On top of that, maintaining and repairing over 210,000 miles of water pipes across the UK can be a challenging problem for service companies and maintenance contractors.

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Topics: hot tapping, line stopping

Dry dock repairs: 3 ways a line boring machine can help

Posted by Simon Pownall on Jan 23, 2015 11:00:00 AM


With a tight turnaround, large repairs and clients losing revenue every day the vessel is dry docked, the repair process isn’t always easy for maintenance teams.

The reliance upon the team, as well as their machinery is huge, meaning any issues or downtime for their tooling could delay proceedings - resulting in lost revenue for all parties.

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Topics: line boring machine

How to repair an industrial diesel engine using a flange facing machine

Posted by Simon Pownall on Jan 14, 2015 12:30:00 PM


Right image: View from the crank case toward the lower water jacket location diameter

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Topics: flange facing machine

Providing precision boring for the power generation sector

Posted by Simon Pownall on Jan 7, 2015 1:00:00 PM


Mirage Machines was approached to supply a portable, high accuracy boring machine for a power generation steam turbine project.

The client required a precision boring machine to complete accurate and repeated bores to a tight tolerance of ±0.005mm on diameter, parallel and perpendicular to a datum face. It was essential that any machine operated off precision jig plates for the repeatability.

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Topics: line boring machine

Mirage Machines: Looking ahead to 2015

Posted by Simon Pownall on Dec 19, 2014 12:00:00 PM


It’s going to be an exciting year for Mirage, as we look forward to a number of new developments:

Expansion plans

We’re looking to capitalise on our success in South East Asia by expanding our reach in Australia with a dedicated office. This means we’ll be able to provide local support directly to customers in the region, and be able to supply portable machine tools and rental kit to customers within tight timeframes.

Come and visit our stand at AOG from 11-15 March 2015 in Perth to find out more; invites will be sent out shortly and if you want to discuss anything specific please let us know.

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