Saturday, April 27, 2013

Boiler Erection

Here's something new.  This is the shell of the boiler for the launch.  The perspective is looking at the bottom of the barrel - it's a scotch marine - the coupling front and center is the blowdown.  The hand hole to port is for bottom wash and clean-out.  On the inside one can see the cluster of four outlets that make up the two safeties, whistle and auxiliary.  The main and throttle are further forward.  They'll have a drypipe fitted later.  The starboard upper hand hole is for washing the tubes.  Not bored yet are the feedwater inlets and the other two 1.5 wash-out holes.  This is a certified build and will receive an "S" stamp when it is complete.  Sorry about the quality of the photo - camera phone.

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