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Available now: The New DL Ricci Clamshell Cutter Buyer's Guide

 

The internet has transformed the way people choose products and make their enquiry - and industrial markets are no exception to this.  What’s different today is that you can now do much of the initial research yourself, before reaching out to a

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

Pipe Diameters: A Simple Guide to Sizing and Schedules

If you are new to the world of in-situ machining one of the essential things you must learn is how pipe sizing works.

There’s not a huge amount to remember, but you do need to familiarize yourself with the terminology and the underlying methods behind

How Crude Oil is separated into fractions

If you're an on-site machinist, you may be expected to work across a variety of industries - often carrying out in-situ jobs such as flange facing, hot tapping or pipe cutting. It goes without saying that the most important thing is to get the job

How has the energy sector changed in the last 25 years?

 

As part of our ongoing 25th anniversary celebrations, this week we’re breaking away from the usual portable machine tool insight and take a look at what has changed since Mirage Machines was founded back in 1993.

Despite a few bumps along the road, the

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