H.A. McEwen (Bioler Repairs) Ltd

PRESSWORK + HOT FLANGING

Presswork and Hot Flanging is a specialist field in heavy boilermaking repairs and rebuilds. The manufacture of replacement flanged parts for all types of steam boiler is key in rebuilding a boiler to its original design.

These days there are fewer tools around to carry out some of the intricate presswork and flanging which was once common, but we have preserved those skills and are able to turn our hand to pretty much any shape or size of component. In many case this specialised service has proved essential in preserving vintage steam boilers.

We can press or form the following:

  • Outer Firebox Backheads
  • Firebox Endplates
  • Throatplates
  • Smokebox Tubeplates
  • Thermic Siphons
  • Main Steam Pipes
  • Boiler Plate Patches
CASE STUDY: PRESSWORK
CLIENT: NORTH EASTERN LOCOMOTIVE PRESERVATION GROUP

Traction Engine Rebuild
JOB: MANUFACTURE OF OUTER FIREBOX BACKHEAD FOR K1 LOCO BOILER

SCOPE OF WORK
During an overhaul of the K1 Locomotive Boiler it was discovered that there was cracking in the outer backhead. We collected the original as a template and returned to our works where we manufactured 8” thick tooling to press the endplate from. We also manufactured a specialist former to press the Francis-Webb pattern door plate. The backhead and door pressing took six weeks to manufacture and fit.

Contact McEwen Boiler Repairs Ltd Backhead for Locomotive

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Heritage Steam Boiler
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When it comes to service, quality and safety, our record speaks for itself. We are competitively priced without any compromise on quality. To find out how we could help, please contact us:

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