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Types of steel every portable machine tool operator should know about

Posted by Alan Hillier on Aug 10, 2017 8:22:51 AM

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The environment and conditions that oil and gas pipes, fittings and flanges are exposed to are diverse and extreme. The varying chemical composition of the gases and liquids, the extreme temperatures and physical demands mean that no single material is ideal for all purposes.

Read on to find out about the commonest types of steel used in the oil and gas industry and what they are used for.

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Topics: pipeline decommissioning, pipeline construction, 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

Industry trends every pipeline project engineer should know

Posted by Alan Hillier on Dec 9, 2015 11:00:00 AM

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What does the future hold for pipeline projects?

In this blog post we focus on global pipeline projects, including how the state of the oil and gas sector will drive future activity and the potential areas for growth.

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Topics: Subsea, Oil and Gas Industry, hot tapping, pipeline decommissioning, pipeline construction, clam shell cutters

   

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