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3 decommissioning machine tools to create casing lift holes

 

 

As many offshore oil rigs reach the end of their life, the need for portable machine tools to assist with decommissioning is set to increase. One example of a difficult challenge faced by decommissioning engineers is the need to sever and liftfalse

Metal machining video: Chip formation in indexable drilling

 

 

 

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This video is brought to you by kind permission by Sandvik Coromant. As a leading manufacturer of carbide inserts, they're well placed tofalse

In Focus: HT Portable Drilling Machines

 

In this 'In-focus' article we take a look at the HT range of portable drilling machines.If you mention portable drills to someone on the street, they’ll most likely think of the electric hand held type used for DIY, or the pneumatic kind used infalse

Infographic: Components of a portable drilling machine

The technology used in portable drilling machines is relatively straightforward. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take time to choose one carefully. If you understand how they’re built and what each component does, you’ll be in good shape to choosefalse

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 slabfalse

Why use a spade drill with portable drilling machines?

 

Spade drills used for heavy duty hole creation are very different to normal twist drills. They comprise of two parts and deliver several advantages for in-situ machinists and for manufacturers carrying out repeat production runs.

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