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20 opportunities for on-site machining at future LNG Projects in North and South America

Posted by Alan Hillier on May 23, 2017 9:10:19 AM


Back in April, we published an article Portable on-site machine tool applications for LNG construction projects and with LNG activity set to increase, we thought it would be useful to update you on the LNG projects planned in the North and South America regions. The information taken from EIC DataStream lists potential projects which are either at the feasibility or the Pre-Feed (Front engineering design) stages. 

We’ve listed these by project value in descending order in an easy to read graphic format, along with a little more background information.

IfaAfter reading the article you want to know more about the relevant machining products we recommend you check out our earlier blog post, or download one of our product buyers guides using the button below.

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Topics: Oil and Gas Industry, lng pipe connections

Portable on-site machine tool applications for LNG construction projects

Posted by Alan Hillier on Apr 20, 2017 2:00:00 PM


Above: Mirage on-site machines used for LNG plant construction projects. Background image shows the Gladstone LNG construction site. Image courtesy of Google Map data 2017 GBRMPA.

If you’ve visited the product pages on our website, no doubt you will have seen the wide range of in-situ machining products that Mirage manufactures. But unless you have a clearly defined and immediate need for a product, reading through lists of technical specifications won’t make best use of your time and won’t keep you interested for very long.

That’s why we like to bring you real-life examples machine applications that give a clear idea of what Mirage portable machine tools are used for.

This time we focus on the some of the major LNG construction projects from the world, to highlight which in-situ machines were used successfully on a variety of  machining challenges.

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Topics: lng pipe connections, case study, flange facing

How to ensure flange integrity in LNG plants

Posted by Alan Hillier on Dec 2, 2015 12:00:00 PM


The process of converting natural gas into liquid form enables more efficient transport and storage but is widely held as hazardous and expensive, especially with the need for expensive cryogenic tanks used to store the liquid at extremely low temperatures.  Due to the flammable nature of the gas involved, the commissioning of an LNG plant demands that stringent safety measures and precautions are adhered to.

 This article aims to provide an overview of som ekey considerations for minimising the failure of pipe flange joints.

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Topics: construction, flanges, lng pipe connections, clam shell cutters, flange facing



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