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In-situ machining photo roundup - April to June 2017

This time, our featured photos include the most popular images posted on our social media channels from April through to June. Topics include subsea milling, creating an ASME flange suraface finish, hot tapping and pipe beveling.

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Hot tapping machine buyer's checklist



If a hot tapping machine is on your procurement list and you’d like a reminder of the key considerations, this article provides guidance to help you choose the right machine.

Hot tapping machine manufacturer advice for maintenance

Hot tapping machines used in the oil and gas industry are designed to perform under extremely demanding conditions. Not only are they expected to cut through tough materials, but many also need to withstand high pressures and extremely corrosive

In-situ machining photo roundup - March 2017

Our featured photos this month include, flange facing, inspection, a diamond wire saw and hot tapping. Take look and share this page with any of your colleagues who may be interested. As always, you are also welcome to find out more about machine

Hot Tapping Machines: The Key Components


If you're interested in finding out how hot tapping machines are constructed and learning what each component does, we've designed an infographic to help you understand the basics. This example explains the workings the Mirage MHT3-12 Hot Tapping

Wellhead valve repair using a hot tapping machine

Following our recent infographic blog post coveringAPI gate valves, this time we take a look at the VHT range of valve hot tapping machines, which are designed for oil and gas high pressure maintenance operations, such as drilling through seized slab

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