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MHT machines and the hot tapping process

The MHT range of hot tapping machines is a tried and tested series of products used for medium pressure pipeline projects. In this article we give you an insight into the products, their features and benefits, along with applications and benefits. But

Portable machine tool photo round-up: Q2 2018

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

Portable machine tool picture round-up Q1 2018

These featured photos include the most popular in-situ machining photographs and illustrations posted on our social media channels from January through to the end of March 2018. Shown here are hot tapping, the building of flange facers and diamond

Hot tapping into water lines using a LPHT Hot Tapping Machine


The Mirage LPHT is a low pressure hot tapping machine, making it ideal for use on utility pipelines, such as water and gas lines requiring where holes from 3” up to 12”. This compact and portable machine is available with a choice of pneumatic and

In Focus: VHT gate valve drilling machines


The VHT series of machines has been designed for wellhead machining applications, such as when gate valves are seized. When this happens, one solution is to fit a new valve on top of the defective one and to machine a hole through the seized slab

In-situ machining photo roundup - July to September 2017

These featured photos include the 5 most popular in-situ machining images posted on our social media channels from July through to September. Machine types include; orbital milling, hot tapping, manipulator diamond wire saw, flange facing and a band

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