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3 common reasons industrial flange joints fail and how to avoid them

Posted by Simon Pownall on Jun 16, 2015 10:00:00 AM


Whether it’s an undetectable and slow process, or just a sudden and drastic failure, leaking flanges can cause severe problems for operators and engineers.

Here we take a look at the 3 most common reasons for industrial flange joints failing, and what you can do to ensure maximum integrity throughout the joint’s life.

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Topics: flanges, flange facing machine

3D animation: How to complete an underwater tie in project offshore

Posted by Simon Pownall on Jun 9, 2015 10:00:00 AM


The 3D animation below by Nord Stream highlights the process of an underwater tie in project. The pipeline, which is a key natural gas line through the Baltic Sea, was first started in 2011:

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Topics: Subsea

The world’s 7 largest developing liquefied natural gas projects infographic

Posted by Simon Pownall on Jun 2, 2015 10:00:00 AM


With a host of new drilling techniques, processes and technologies, the oil and gas industry are often at the forefront of advanced science – looking for ways of reducing cost as well as risks to workers and assets.

Now technology has begun to revolutionize the energy industry in the liquefied natural gas sector. On the below infographic, we look at what liquefied natural gas (LNG) is, and the largest projects that are currently in production…

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Topics: Oil and Gas Industry

How to keep your oil and gas operations running smoothly in 8 steps

Posted by Simon Pownall on May 14, 2015 11:00:00 AM


Information flow is an integral part of running an offshore rig and oil and gas company effectively. Failure to record and act upon information from workers or reporting systems could end in unnecessary damage to assets.

With this in mind, data and analytics firm Total Stream have created a presentation outlining 8 critical points of integration for all oil and gas companies, and how they can improve on their current information flow systems.

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Topics: Oil and Gas Industry

Machine tool rental from Mirage Subsea

Posted by Simon Pownall on Feb 25, 2015 12:24:00 PM

Mirage Subsea works with operators and contractors worldwide to meet their needs for maintenance, repair and decommissioning projects involving both divers and remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs).

As well as providing specialized subsea tooling and cutting solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry, Mirage Subsea offers a range of rental products for a diverse range of applications, which provide a fast, cost-effective solution – just when you need it most.

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Topics: Subsea


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