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Types of gasket for oil, gas, petrochemicals and power generation

Posted by Alan Hillier on Oct 10, 2018 12:37:00 PM




A flange leak results in loss of product and energy, sometimes with disastrous consequences. No plant operator wants leaking of toxic or hazardous material that can harm human and environment. The gasket helps to achieve a reliable seal to prevent the leak from the flange joints.

Pipe gaskets are manufactured in many different materials. Choosing the right material is vital to suit the application and the environment in which the gasket will be used. 

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Topics: flange facing, ring type joint, flanges

In focus: The MM2000i Flange Facing Machine

Posted by Alan Hillier on Sep 19, 2018 9:01:00 AM



In our 'In-focus' blogs, we take a look at one of our portable machine tools. This time we're examining the MM2000i internal mount flange facing machine.

This is an internally mounted flange facing machine used for many types of flange facing, flange seal grooves, weld preparation and counter bore.

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Topics: flange facing

Portable machine tool photo round-up: Q2 2018

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jul 4, 2018 2:07:57 PM


These featured photos are highlights from those posted on our social media channels from April through to the end of June 2018. Included are heat exchanger machining, building of a clamshell cutters, a supersized hot tapping cutter and machines on test.

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Topics: flange facing, hot tapping, portable machine tools, portable milling

How to get a new flange facing machine at a reduced price

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jun 22, 2018 11:20:00 AM


This week, we take a break from the usual technical insight to bring you something different. 2018 marks our 25th year as a manufacturer of portable machine tools, so we’re launching a superb offer to celebrate this important landmark. We also look back at how Mirage has evolved from its humble beginnings back in 1993 to the global company it is today.

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Topics: flange facing, joint integrity

What are spiral wound gaskets?

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jun 11, 2018 4:48:00 PM

what-are-spiral-wound-gasketsThe spiral wound gasket was developed in the early 20th century to meet the increasingly demanding conditions encountered in oil refinery operations. This type of gasket is commonly used with flange surface finishes created using Mirage flange facing machines, which is why we decided to put together this simple overview as an introductory guide for the on-site machinist.

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Topics: flange facing, joint integrity



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