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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

Flange facing machine accessories to extend your capabilities

Posted by Alan Hillier on May 5, 2017 2:00:39 PM


On-site machining challenges are often unique, which makes for an interesting life for the Project Engineer. The downside is that standard flange facing machine equipment quite often isn’t sufficient to get the job done correctly.

But before you either turn down your next flange facing job, or invest in a new product, it’s worth checking to see if any accessories can be used to convert your existing machines to suit a different purpose. In this article, we give an overview of the various accessories available to extend the capabilities of Mirage flange facing machines.

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Topics: flanges, portable machining, flange facing

8 free portable machining online resources for the in-situ machinist

Posted by Alan Hillier on Apr 25, 2017 10:19:34 AM

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If you are an experienced field machinist, no doubt you'll have your favourite reference books and pocket guides you can turn to when either working on-site, or in the office planning your next project.

A book that contains absolutely everything the on-site machinist needs to know would be a great resource, but this is a big ask and it certainly wouldn't be ‘pocket-sized’.

Fortunately, there's plenty of great engineering resources online and the good news is many of them are completely free. So, to help you get fully equipped with extra information, we've found 6 useful websites you may want to look at and bookmark for later reference.

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Topics: flanges, pipeline construction, portable machining, flange facing

Portable on-site machine tool applications for LNG construction projects

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


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

How to choose a portable machine tool manufacturer

Posted by Alan Hillier on Apr 4, 2017 9:23:22 AM


If you’re looking for in-situ machining equipment, there’s no shortage of portable machine tool manufacturers out there, each one eager to supply their shiny new products to you on either a rental or purchase basis.

So how will you decide?

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Topics: decommissioning equipment, flange facing



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