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VESSEL NOZZLE WELD PROFILES

REQUIREMENT: Large 5m diameter vessels with heavy schedule 120mm plate thickness pipe required holes and weld preparations to be made for the nozzles. Normally, a weld prep would be flame cut and then hand ground to the required angle or...

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VESSEL FLANGE FACING

Above: The flange facing machine base mounted into the flange bore, showing the setting straps. – Photo credit: Carlos Garcia This case study describes how a Mirage Flange Facing Machine was rapidly deployed to carry out an emergency rep...

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VALVE BORING

The Mirage VB650 boring machine REQUIREMENT: Steam valve seat removal and refurbishment. SOLUTION: Development and use of the Mirage VB650 boring machine. OUTCOME: Deep boring capability was achieved (This was previously not possible)....

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TURBINE CASING REFURBISHMENT

Above: The boring machine used for machining the steam sealing faces assembled in one half of the turbine casing. Above: Mounting a Gantry Mill onto the casing -to enable split lines to be machined. REQUIREMENT 1: Develop a product to ma...

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INJECTION POINT IN TRACE HEATED SUPPLY LINE

Images above: Test pieces in the workshop. REQUIREMENTS: – To machine an injection point within a heavy wall Super Duplex pipe. – No swarf ingress or tool dwelling. – One chance on offshore application. LOCATION: Islay Project, North Sea...

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TIDAL FIN REMOVAL

REQUIREMENTS: – Structural plates required removal from tidal turbine monopoles. – Diving time severely restricted to 20 minutes due to tidal direction change and ‘Neap Tide’. SOLUTION: – Plates (1.8m x 150mm x 30mm) removed using a ...

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SUBSEA WINDOW MACHINING

REQUIREMENTS: A 26-1/2” conductor required a 1.3 x 0.45m window machining with 50mm radii 9m from the sea bed for a mud dump vent clamp to be fitted. Cold cutting was specified due to the 26-1/2” conductor housing 13-3/8” casing an...

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SUBSEA WELLHEAD REMOVAL

Above: Initial test cut at Mirage Subsea HQ. Above: Wellhead configuration at subsea depth of 7,000ft. REQUIREMENTS: Our client’s project was to remove a wellhead at a subsea depth of 7,000ft. Achieving this involved cutting an X-70, 3...

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SEAM WELD AND DOUBLER PLATE REMOVAL

REQUIREMENTS: – Remove a seam weld from 30” pipeline over 3m length. – Remove anode doubler plates for relocation at 90m water depth. LOCATION: North Sea SOLUTION: – Cold cutting to prevent cutting into the parent pipeline. – Use of Mi...

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STEAM TURBINE BLADE REFURBISHMENT

REQUIREMENT: Develop machines to drill out the blade retaining pins for use when refurbishing turbine blades and to provide an accurate method of cutting the worn and damaged blade tips efficiently and precisely. SOLUTION: Mirage develop...

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HYDRO PLANT: STAY VANE MACHINING

The 3 axis milling machine in use. REQUIREMENTS The customer wanted to improve the water flow within a Francis Turbine, which required the machining of stay vane surfaces. SOLUTION: Use a Mirage 3 axis milling machine with various...

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PLATFORM LEG CRACK TERMINATION

Workshop trail. REQUIREMENTS: Cracking discovered in the main caisson around a vent exhaust duct on the platform leg. The requirement was to machine an elliptical hole into a 5m diameter platform leg. LOCATION: Siri Platform, Denmark SOL...

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PLATFORM DECOMMISSIONING

Above: The DDU1636 Casing Double Pin Drill installed in-situ -drilling holes for 6″ pins.. REQUIREMENTS Design a system to enable the drilling and pinning of multiple casing strings for offshore decommissioning projects. Solution to be...

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WELD SEAM REMOVAL

REQUIREMENTS Removal of a longitudinal weld seam to allow fitting of a ‘Morgrip’ connector. LOCATION Apache North Sea, Forties Delta. SOLUTION: – Use of the Mirage MR1500SS milling rail – Workshop trials carried out in...

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MACHINING WIND TURBINE BLADES & TOWERS

The WP2500 system machining a 43m blade end. REQUIREMENTS: TURBINE BLADES A leading European manufacturer of wind turbines required the face of the composite rotor to be machined at 2.4m diameter. The rotor blade had composite structure ...

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LARGE CAPACITY ORBITAL MILLING

REQUIREMENTS: The Goltens Group –a Mirage client for 15 years, required the capability to machine diameters of 4.5m for ship & vessel refurbishment. SOLUTION: A Mirage OM4500 was supplied, gaining Goltens immediate success in securing ...

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I-BEAM END FACE MILLING

The milling head and the end face of the I-beam REQUIREMENTS: Cementation Skanska, an internationally recognised specialist piling and ground engineering subcontractor, needed an efficient solution to machine the end face of 10 metre len...

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HYDRO UNIT REFURBISHMENT

The adapted Mirage MM1875ie being moved into position. The machine is rested onto a support platform and clamped into position using the 8 legs and adjustable jaws. REQUIREMENTS: Benmore is New Zealand’s second largest hydro station an...

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HEAT EXCHANGER DIVISION SLOT MILLING

REQUIREMENTS: In situ machining of heat exchanger division plate slot, which was corroded and required welding and re-machining to original specification. SOLUTION: Mirage supplied a standard 2 axis MR2200. The machine was fixed to the h...

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HEAT EXCHANGER FACE MACHINING

REQUIREMENTS: – The customer, a manufacturer of heat exchangers needed front and back seal faces machining after tube welding. – An additional requirement was the machining of division slots within the design of the tube bundle. SOLUTION...

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FLANGE FACING

This case study demonstrates the quality of surface finish that can be achieved using a Mirage Flange Facing Machine. It also shows why Mirage is the market leading manufacturer and highlights what can go wrong when an inferior machine i...

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COUPLING BORING

REQUIREMENT: Prepare rotor couplings to fitted bolt diameters. SOLUTION: Designed a high precision boring machine to achieve demanding parallel concentric tolerances. OUTCOME: – Tolerances of 0.005mm achieved. – Operations...

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WP ORBITAL MILLING MACHINES

Mirage orbital milling machines are designed to deliver fast material removal and achieve high accuracy across large flange diameters....

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GENISYS IV CNC MILLING MACHINE

The geniSYS™ IV is a portable 3-axis CNC milling machine designed for stud removal and refurbishment of threads up to 11" (279.4mm) diameter  ...

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GMRF PORTABLE GANTRY MILLING MACHINE

The GMRF Gantry System is a modular linear rail kit to convert our 2 axis milling machines to a large area 3 axis milling machine in-situ. Suitable for machining pump and motor pads, steel mill stands, ship building applications, and tur...

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DL RICCI HD HEAVY DUTY CLAMSHELL CUTTERS

The robust design of the DL Ricci™ portable HD or Heavy Duty Clamshell series makes them ideal for large diameter heavy wall pipe applications. Mounting diameter range from 32 - 177” (508 - 4496mm)....

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DL RICCI NB NARROW BODY CLAMSHELL CUTTER

The NB or Narrow Body portable Clamshell series are ideal when space is at a premium. Each of the machines within the NB series have a height of 76.2 mm (3") and a width of 57.2 mm (2.25"). The resulting narrow body low profile design...

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DL RICCI CLAMSHELL ACCESSORIES

A range of accessories to expand the capabilities of the DL Ricci range of clamshell split frame cutters. Each accessory is engineered and manufactured to the same exacting standards as the machines themselves....

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VHT SERIES VALVE HOT TAPPING MACHINES

The VHT Series is based on Mirage CHT hot tapping machines, which have a pressure capacity of 5000 p.s.i maximum  - and hot tapping capabilities from 60 to 160” stroke....

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MBS1360 FLANGE BOLT SAW

The MBS 1360 bolt saw is designed to clamp onto flange diameters from 521mm to 1810mm. Purpose designed to cutting studs through the gap between flanges.  ...

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BS PORTABLE BAND SAWS

BS Portable Band Saws  are hydraulically powered and are suitable for tubular severance. Designed primarily for topside use, but also suitable for subsea applications.  ...

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MDWS DIAMOND WIRE SAW RANGE

Designed for underwater cutting on multi-string casings, piles, platform legs and wellheads; Mirage Diamond Wire Saws are ideal for quickly cutting through dissimilar materials and resisting compressive forces. While the machine can be...

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MDWS MANIPULATOR SAWS

Mirage Manipulator saws are deally suited for repairs, decommissioning and salvage operations. Designed for quick deployment and cutting of smaller pipes, casings and structures.  ...

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DDI4050 INTERNAL MOUNT CASING DOUBLE PIN DRILL

An internally mounted casing drilling unit For creating 2 lift pin holes in a single operation. Used in conjunction with the band saw to provide a very efficient method of cutting and decommissioning pipeline, conductors, caissons and...

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DDHS HORSESHOE CASING DOUBLE PIN DRILL

A casing drilling unit ina horsehoe configuration with remote clamping. For creating 2 lift pin holes in a single operation. Used in conjunction with the band saw to provide a very efficient method of cutting and decommissioning...

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DDU1636 CASING DOUBLE PIN DRILL

A casing drilling unit for creating 2 lift pin holes in a single operation. Used in conjunction with the band saw to provide a very efficient method of cutting and decommissioning pipeline, conductors, caissons and multiple grouted...

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TAPPING MACHINES

Portable and lightweight heavy duty tapping machinesfor all general purpose on site tapping and flange stud tapping. The machines feature precise control to enable blind or through hole tapping on a variety of sizes.  ...

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LINE STOPPING ACTUATORS

Mirage Line Stopping Actuators (LSA) are used in conjunction with the required line stop head and housings to carry out line stops in surface or subsea environments. Their use provides temporary pipeline isolation, temporary or...

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CHT HIGH PRESSURE HOT TAPPING MACHINES

Download the specifications of the CHT High Pressure Hot Tapping Machine  range - available in hydraulic and pneumatic drive options rated to 5000psi....

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LPHT LOW PRESSURE HOT TAPPING MACHINE

Low Pressure Hot Tapping Machine available in hydraulic and pneumatic drive options rated to 285 psi. Used in the utilities industries  for hot tapping from 3” through to 12” with 30” stroke....

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OM ORBITAL MILLING MACHINES

Mirage orbital milling machines are designed to deliver fast material removal and achieve high accuracy across large flange diameters....

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HEAT EXCHANGER REPAIR

REQUIREMENT 1 Mirage was asked to provide a product to machine both sides of heat exchangers up to 3m diameter. LOCATION Malaysia SOLUTION Our MM1000i and MM3000i flange facing machines were supplied with specially designed mounting and ...

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BALL MILL TRUNNION REFURBISHMENT

REQUIREMENT: When a mining site developed running problems with a ball mill, worn journal diameters were diagnosed as the cause. Mirage developed a system to re-machine the journals to allow new bearing liners to be fitted in-situ – remo...

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MRY 3-AXIS MILLING RAILS

The MR range of milling rails are build for rigidity and precision. Each machine is designed to carry out a wide range of general purpose in-situ milling applications....

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MR 2-AXIS MILLING RAILS

The MR range of milling rails are build for rigidity and precision. Each machine is designed to carry out a wide range of general purpose in-situ milling applications....

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LMR 2-AXIS MILLING RAILS

The LMR range of 2-axis milling rails are lighter than the MR range and are available in 3 sizes. Maximum stroke of these range from 1000mm (40") to 2000mm (80")....

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DDU1636 CASING PIN DRILL

A casing drilling unit for creating all lift pin holes in a single operation. For casing diameters from 16 - 36". Used in conjunction with Mirage band saws to provide an effective decommissioning solution....

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HT DRILLING MACHINES

The Mirage HT20 is a high torque portable drilling machine which can be bolted directly to the work piece, or fixed using optional switch magnets or chain clamps for pipe mounting. For multi-purpose drilling and stud removal...

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HTM HOT TAPPING MACHINES

A hot tapping machine used to make connections and branches to pipelines without shut down either surface or sub sea. The Mirage MHT12-36 is designed for low and medium pressure pipelines. Supplied with measuring rod and helical geared...

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MHT HOT TAPPING RANGE

A range of hot tapping machines used to make connections and branches to pipelines without shut down either surface or sub sea.  machines in the MHT range are designed for low and medium pressure pipelines. Supplied with measuring...

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MM200e 0 – 8″ FLANGE FACING MACHINE

An externally mounted flange facing machine for all types of flange facing, seal groove machining, weld preparation and counter boring. Facing Range: 0.0 - 8.0" Clamping Range: 3 - 8.25"...

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MM300e 0 – 12″ FLANGE FACING MACHINE

An externally mounted flange facing machine for all types of flnges, seal grooves, weld preps and counter bores. Facing Range: 0.0 - 12.0" Clamping Range: 2.0 - 12.0"...

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MM305i 2 – 12″ FLANGE FACING MACHINE

Our smallest, most compact ID-mounted machine is lightweight with a precision constructed body to optimize on-site flange repairs. The independent base allows for rapid setup to minimize downtime. Facing Range: 2.0 - 12.0" Clamping...

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MM600e 0 – 24″ FLANGE FACING MACHINE

Largest OD-mounted flange with 8 easy, fast set jaw bases for stability and accuracy. Machines flanges between 0 and 24 inches and features a swivel tool post with groove attachments. Facing Range: 0.0 - 24.0" Clamping Range: 12.0 - 24.0"...

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MM610i 2 – 24″ FLANGE FACING MACHINE

Internally mounted portable machine featuring a compact design with an extensive range. This machine is capable of flange facing, counter boring, weld preparation and seal groove machining. Facing Range: 2.0 - 24.0" Clamping Range: 2.0...

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MM860i 6 – 34″ FLANGE FACING MACHINE

An internally mounted flange facing machine for all types of flange facing, seal groove machining, weld preparation and counter boring. Facing Range: 6.0 - 34.0" Clamping Range: 5.7 - 32.0"...

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MM1500 12 – 60″ FLANGE FACING MACHINE

A versatile ID-mounted machine offers a capacity to meet the demands of any on-site machining job. The independent bases and lightweight construction make setup easy quick and easy. Feature continuous groove facing feeds this portable...

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QUICK FACE 1 – 12″ FLANGE FACING MACHINE

An internally mounted flange facing machine for all types of flange facing, seal groove machining, weld preparation, counter boring and heat exchanger repair. An orbital milling option is also available with this machine....

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MM3000i (45 – 120″) FLANGE FACING MACHINE

An internally mounted flange facing machine for all types of flange facing, seal groove machining, weld preparation, counter boring and heat exchanger repair. An orbital milling option is also available with this machine....

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MM2000i ( 24 – 80″) FLANGE FACING MACHINE

An internally mounted flange facing machine for all types of flange facing, seal groove machining, weld preparation, counter boring and heat exchanger repair. An orbital milling option is also available with this machine....

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WIND TURBINE BLADE MACHINING

REQUIREMENT A leading European manufacturer of wind turbines required the face of the composite rotor to be machined at 2.4m diameter. The rotor blade had composite structure with both steel and GRP. The flatness tolerance was to be with...

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SUBSEA PIPE CUTTING

REQUIREMENT To remove a 512 metre length of pipeline from the sea bed at a depth of 50 metres. The pipe material was 12″ diameter ‘Super Duplex’, with a 1″ wall thickness. LOCATION Saudi Arabia EQUIPMENT The Mirage MDWS620 Diamond Wi...

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PORTABLE BAND SAW USED FOR SUBSEA WELLHEAD REMOVAL

REQUIREMENT Our client’s project was to remove a wellhead at a subsea depth of 7,000ft. Achieving this involved cutting an X-70, 36” diameter, 2” wall pipe, 3” above the mud line. SOLUTION Although a diamond wire saw would be cap...

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MM1000i ( 6 – 40″) FLANGE FACING MACHINE

An internally mounted flange facing machine for all types of flange facing, seal groove machining, weld preparation, counter boring and heat exchanger repair. An orbital milling option is also available with this machine....

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PILE CUTTING USING A DIAMOND WIRE SAW

REQUIREMENT Our customer, OPEC Systems, purchased a Mirage Diamond Wire Saw for a major project at Hamilton Wharves in Australia.The project involved the demolition of wharf structures including the removal of over 1500 piles.These piles...

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