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5 essential tools for the petrochemicals industry

Posted by Simon Pownall on Oct 27, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Utilised throughout the petrochemical industry, Mirage Machines are trusted for their expert design; meeting increasing standards of surface finish and tolerance, as well as an ever decreasing outage and planned shutdown timescales. Although rental of some products has become a popular solution for 'one-off' projects, this can prove expensive compared to directly purchasing the tooling required; an ideal move for operators looking to reduce outgoing costs.

Within the industry the need to have flexible, multi-functional tooling in your roster is key. This allows for a quick response time to any issues and allows the internal engineering team to deal with these effectively. With this in mind, here are 5 essential tools for petrochemicals industry operators and why investment in these tools can improve operations as well as lowering ongoing rental costs.

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Topics: petrochemicals

3 essential tools for shipbuild and repair

Posted by Simon Pownall on Oct 3, 2014 1:16:56 PM

Mirage's range of portable machines is used across the shipbuild and repair industry in processes such as vessel building and repairs to worn bores.

From drills renowned for their ease of use and robust design, to the milling and drilling gantry products, Mirage have helped clients achieve their build and repair goals successfully, safely and efficiently.

Whilst working on key projects across the globe, Mirage have found 3 essential tools for shipbuild and repair that have made a massive impact for clients. Here's a review of each product.

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Topics: Shipbuilding, petrochemicals

Completing a vessel plate weld and vessel nozzle weld profile project

Posted by Simon Pownall on Sep 5, 2014 9:25:00 AM

A project requiring vessel welding took Mirage Machines to Saudi Arabia to complete a recent job.

The client required nozzle weld profiles as well as vessel plate welding meaning machining was required to complete the jobs within tight dimensions and at an unorthodox angle.

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Topics: petrochemicals, portable milling

Avoiding RTJ flange stress corrosion cracking using petrochemicals

Posted by Simon Pownall on Jul 16, 2014 1:55:00 PM

A problem for the petroleum and petrochemicals industry, RTJ flange stress corrosion cracking can also affect reactors, furnaces, tubes, valves and pipelines too.

Due to the high temperatures and pressure conditions machining is force to work in, it is natural for deterioration to occur - unfortunately corrosive materials can accelerate this process.

This results in groove cracks in a RTJ flange, but what can be done to resolve the issue? We take a look at some steps to delay and potentially avoid the damage entirely.

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Topics: petrochemicals, Flange Facing


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