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Portable on-site machine tool applications for LNG construction projects

Posted by Alan Hillier on Apr 20, 2017 2:00:00 PM

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Above: Mirage on-site machines used for LNG plant construction projects. Background image shows the Gladstone LNG construction site. Image courtesy of Google Map data 2017 GBRMPA.

If you’ve visited the product pages on our website, no doubt you will have seen the wide range of in-situ machining products that Mirage manufactures. But unless you have a clearly defined and immediate need for a product, reading through lists of technical specifications won’t make best use of your time and won’t keep you interested for very long.

That’s why we like to bring you real-life examples machine applications that give a clear idea of what Mirage portable machine tools are used for.

This time we focus on the some of the major LNG construction projects from the world, to highlight which in-situ machines were used successfully on a variety of  machining challenges.

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Topics: lng pipe connections, case study, flange facing

Guide to subsea cutting and machining projects using portable machine tools

Posted by Alan Hillier on Feb 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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The type of subsea problems operators need help with can vary enormously, and with oil and gas decommissioning projects on the increase there will be a huge amount of new machining challenges to face over the coming years.

So what are the kind of projects where portable machine tools have helped to deliver successful outcomes for subsea operators? 

We've put together some examples to provide you with an insight into the typical problems faced and how they are resolved.

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Topics: Subsea, milling, platform decommissioning, pipeline decommissioning, case study

Case Study: Mirage develops bespoke CNC gantry milling machine for shipbuilding project

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jan 25, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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Above left: The Gantry Milling Machine under development in Derby (UK). Above right: Ready for testing at Mirage Subsea in Houston (USA).

In 2015 we were asked to provide a solution for an on-site machining project for a client operating in the shipbuilding sector. Our engineers met the challenge by designing a custom built solution which was tested thoroughly before delivering it to the customer. Here’s an overview of the solution our team produced and how it was tested;

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Topics: On-site machining, Shipbuilding, milling, gantry milling machine, case study, cnc milling machine

   

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