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Heat Exchanger Refurbishment: Photo Gallery

Heat exchangers play a key role in power generation and the oil and gas industry and therefore need to be kept in optimum condition.

There are two key areas which are subject to corrosion and if these leak then the efficiency of the exchanger is

8 essential flange tools for pipeline engineers

In the oil & gas, petrochemicals and power generation industries, a huge amount of work revolves around flanges used to connect sections of pipe, pumps and valves. This work may be during the construction of a new petrochemical or oil and gas plant,

Oil and Gas Terms

If you’re a machinist who's planning to work on projects in the oil and gas industry then you should prepare yourself to hear an array of confusing industry jargon and acronyms. If you already know what a 'Big Bear’.  ‘Blow out Preventer’ and a

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

Flange Facing Machines: Definitions Listed A to Z

If you're an in-situ machining or flange facing facing 'newbie' - the terminology used by flange facing machine manufacturers and on-site engineers might seem a little daunting at first.  That's why we've put together this A to Z list of abbreviations

How to select the right machine tool for flange serration


Whether you’re a seasoned on-site machinist, a maintenance manager, or a procurement professional, if you know the key things to consider when selecting a machine for flange serration you’ll be well equipped to make the right choice, whether it’s

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