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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

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

9 industry sector predictions every on-site machinist should know

 

Mirage in-situ machining products are used for many different applications across a wide range of industry sector. That's why do our best to keep up to date with the latest industry trends and predictions. This not only helps us forecast demand for

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