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

Using a portable band saw for subsea wellhead removal

Posted by Alan Hillier on Sep 8, 2017 7:37:37 AM


There are several different ways to sever a wellhead pipe as part of plug and abandonment project. Some of these include internal pile cutters, portable bandsaws, diamond wire saws, reciprocating pipe cutting saws and water jet cutting.

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Topics: Decommissioning, Oil and Gas Industry

Types of steel every portable machine tool operator should know about

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


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: Flange Facing, Oil and Gas Industry, Decommissioning

Oil and gas decommissioning projects awarded in 2017

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jul 10, 2017 1:51:10 PM


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Although the oil and gas industry is still going through tough times, one area that continues to provide a steady stream of work is in the decommissioning sector. Thanks to EIC DataStream,  we are able to bring you a list of oil and gas decommissioning projects awarded so far in 2017.

If after reading the article you want to know more about the relevant machining products, we recommend you check out our portable machine tools section, or download one of our product buyers guides here.

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Topics: Oil and Gas Industry, Decommissioning

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: Flange Facing, Decommissioning


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