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Alan Hillier

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How Flange Rating Works

A common question often asked by people new to the piping industry is "how does flange rating work?"

Here is a brief explanation:

With so much at stake, it’s vital that flanges in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries can withstand the

Pipe Diameters: A Simple Guide to Sizing and Schedules

If you are new to the world of in-situ machining one of the essential things you must learn is how pipe sizing works.

There’s not a huge amount to remember, but you do need to familiarize yourself with the terminology and the underlying methods behind

Clamshell Cutter: Photo Gallery

Despite the best efforts of marketing departments within engineering companies, many of us simply don’t have the time to read every single word of each technical article that catches our eye.

But when it comes to photographs it’s a completely

Key considerations when choosing a line boring machine

The task of selecting a line boring machine for in-situ machining projects requires careful thought and consideration. Even for an experienced field machinist the number of options and modules available can seem overwhelming.

How a Clamshell Pipe Cutter Works

 A clamshell pipe cutter, also known as the clamshell lathe, is a type of portable machine tool used during construction or maintenance of pipelines, mostly in the oil and gas and petrochemicals industries. As Mirage is a clamshell pipe cutter

Clamshell Lathe: Accessories Available

A Clamshell lathe, split-frame cutter, or clamshell pipe cutter as they are sometimes called, is designed for cold cutting through large diameter pipe on-site and also bevelling for weld preparation. The array of tool bits available allow these

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