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Insight for in-situ machinists: How a Francis turbine works 


If you've worked on machining projects at power plants you may have heard of the Francis turbine. These are the most preferred type of turbine used in the hydro power sector. But how much do you really know about how they work?  The video above

Coupling test cut using a portable boring machine


Mirage portable machine tools are designed to be versatile, making them suitable for a range on in-situ machining applications. But occasionally, our customers are faced with very specific and challenging projects that require modification of  a

Insight for field machinists: How a steam turbine works


 Most of you reading this article be technically minded enough to know that a thermal power station works by converting heat energy into electric power. The basic process is easy enough to grasp - Water is heated to create steam, Steam powers the

Portable milling machine used for a turbine casing project

In our previous blog post we listed a number of in-situ machining projects relating to power plant maintenance. This time we take a look at one of these in more detail, to and cover the equipment used and the results achieved.

As part of a turbine

On-site machining: power plant project list


When you consider the demands that turbine components in power plants are exposed to, it comes as no surprise that eventually many components will wear out and operate less efficiently. With steam turbine temperatures being of over 500°C, pressures

Infographic: types of power plant & efficiencies

This infographic shows the different types of power plant and the amount of electricity generated by each kind. It also covers the share of renewables, power plant types used around the world and the efficiencies of each method.

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