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In-situ machining photo roundup - April to June 2017

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jun 27, 2017 11:01:45 AM


This time, our featured photos include the most popular images posted on our social media channels from April through to June. Topics include subsea milling, creating an ASME flange suraface finish, hot tapping and pipe beveling.

Take look and share this page with any co-workers who may be interested. As always, you're also welcome to find out more about machine applications by downloading our case study packs.

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Topics: hot tapping, milling, flange facing, portable machine tools

Hot tapping machine buyer's checklist

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jun 13, 2017 12:06:37 PM



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If a hot tapping machine is on your procurement list and you’d like a reminder of the key considerations, this article provides guidance to help you choose the right machine.

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Topics: hot tapping, portable machining

Flange Facing Machine FAQs

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jun 6, 2017 3:35:40 PM


Manufacturers of all types of industrial products go to great lengths when promoting the features and benefits of their products on their websites. But many fall short of offering any real guidance on how to choose the right machine for each individual customer’s needs. So, to help out, we’re pleased to offer guidance to people wanting to know more about flange facing products, by providing answers to some of the commonest questions our technical sales team encounter.

We've divided the article into sections of 'Beginner Basics', 'Applications', 'Choosing a Flange Facing Machine' and 'Operating a Flange Facing Machine.'

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Topics: flange facing

Drilling Machines: How far down can companies drill for oil?

Posted by Alan Hillier on May 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM


How deep can drilling machines go before the extreme heat and pressure makes them inoperable?

This infographic, courtesy of Visual Capitalist, provides the answer by illustrating the incredible depth of the world’s deepest oil well, the Z-44 Chayvo Well, which is located in eastern Russia.

For those of you interested in finding out more about on-site machines used for maintaining oil wells and petrochemical installations, we recommend you take a look at the Mirage machines website, where you can view product specifications of portable machine tools, download case srtudies and watch videos.

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Topics: Oil and Gas Industry

20 opportunities for on-site machining at future LNG Projects in North and South America

Posted by Alan Hillier on May 23, 2017 9:10:19 AM


Back in April, we published an article Portable on-site machine tool applications for LNG construction projects and with LNG activity set to increase, we thought it would be useful to update you on the LNG projects planned in the North and South America regions. The information taken from EIC DataStream lists potential projects which are either at the feasibility or the Pre-Feed (Front engineering design) stages. 

We’ve listed these by project value in descending order in an easy to read graphic format, along with a little more background information.

IfaAfter reading the article you want to know more about the relevant machining products we recommend you check out our earlier blog post, or download one of our product buyers guides using the button below.

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Topics: Oil and Gas Industry, lng pipe connections



Flange Facing Buyers Guide - Mirage Machines