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In Focus: VHT gate valve drilling machines

Posted by Alan Hillier on Feb 15, 2018 11:04:00 AM


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 gate, allowing the product to flow through.

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Topics: hot tapping, valves, drilling, master valve

Wellhead valve repair using a hot tapping machine

Posted by Alan Hillier on Oct 20, 2016 11:45:01 AM


Following our recent infographic blog post coveringAPI gate valves, this time we take a look at the VHT range of valve hot tapping machines, which are designed for oil and gas high pressure maintenance operations, such as drilling through seized slab gate valves.

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Topics: On-site machining, hot tapping, valves

Understanding API 6A Gate Valves - Infographic Guide

Posted by Alan Hillier on Oct 6, 2016 10:12:03 AM


This infographic is designed to provide an overview of API 6A gate valves and includes gate valve basics, what the API 6A standard covers and why valves fail.

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Topics: On-site machining, valves

Machining valve seats with a valve boring machine

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jun 8, 2016 4:00:00 PM




Machining valves used in the energy sector

Replacing faulty valves in the oil, gas and power generation industries can be very expensive and difficult to carry out. This is not only because of the expense of replacement parts and the manpower needed, but decreased plant availability has significant cost implications.

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Topics: On-site machining, valves, portable machining

Infographic: Shale Oil & Gas Extraction (Fracking)

Posted by Alan Hillier on Mar 2, 2016 9:30:00 AM


This infographic is designed to help you understand the origins of shale and gas extraction (know also as 'fracking' or 'hydraulic fracturing'). Take a look to find out about it's origins, the process, how the U.S economy has benefitted, plus public concerns about the process.

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Topics: On-site machining, flanges, valves, fracking infographic, shale gas extraction, fracking process



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