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Types of construction vehicle and opportunities for in-situ machining

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jul 19, 2018 8:30:00 AM


If you’re an on-site machinist looking to get work in the construction and mining industries, you’ll need to understand the basic types of plant used in this lucrative sector. From bulldozers backhoe loaders, getting familiar with each vehicle type will help to avoid potential embarrassment when talking to potential customers. More importantly it will open your eyes to new opportunities for in situ machining.

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Topics: construction & mining, portable machining, line boring

9 industry sector predictions every on-site machinist should know

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jan 16, 2018 1:31:32 PM


Mirage in-situ machining products are used for many different applications across a wide range of industry sector. That's why do our best to keep up to date with the latest industry trends and predictions. This not only helps us forecast demand for products, but also drives our product development, sales and marketing strategies.

So what does the future hold for the sectors that generate work for the on-site machinist? Take a look at some recent predictions we’ve found from various of sources below.

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Topics: Shipbuilding, Wind Power & Renewables, construction & mining, Oil and Gas Industry, Decommissioning

7 construction and mining plant problems solved by in-situ machining products

Posted by Alan Hillier on Feb 21, 2017 11:45:19 AM

In previous articles we’ve covered many industry sectors, including power generation, petrochemicals, wind power, oil and gas. This time we focus on construction and mining and explain how on-site machines can be used to fix problems with heavy plant equipment.

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Topics: construction & mining, line boring

How to ensure flange integrity in LNG plants

Posted by Alan Hillier on Dec 2, 2015 12:00:00 PM

The process of converting natural gas into liquid form enables more efficient transport and storage but is widely held as hazardous and expensive, especially with the need for expensive cryogenic tanks used to store the liquid at extremely low temperatures.  Due to the flammable nature of the gas involved, the commissioning of an LNG plant demands that stringent safety measures and precautions are adhered to.

 This article aims to provide an overview of som ekey considerations for minimising the failure of pipe flange joints.

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Topics: construction & mining, Oil and Gas Industry, clamshell cutters, Flange Facing

A visual guide to becoming a mine engineer [Infographic]

Posted by Esther Akers on Feb 12, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Mine Staffing produced this detailed infographic showing the career opportunities for engineers wanting to work in the mining sector.

It might come as a surprise to some that Africa, the continent with the largest mineral reserves on the planet, only has 90 mining companies. In comparison, North America, has close to 3,500 mining companies. 

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Topics: construction & mining


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