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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

Wellhead valve repair using a hot tapping machine

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

Understanding API 6A Gate Valves - Infographic Guide

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.

Machining valve seats with a valve boring machine



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

Infographic: Shale Oil & Gas Extraction (Fracking)

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

Infographic: Power Plant Maintenance - Costs, Strategies and Optimisation

This infographic shows which power plant types are the most costly to maintain,  the benefits of maintenance planning and the pillars of successful plant maintenance optimisation. Find out what style of manager you are. Are you a Tasmanian Devil, Wile

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