H.A. McEwen (Bioler Repairs) Ltd

VINTAGE SHELL BOILER REPAIRS

Vintage Shell Boilers such as Lancashire and Cornish Mill Boilers were once the heartbeat of the industrial revolution and kept boilermakers constantly busy. Today their numbers have drastically reduced, but steam organisations around the country have preserved them and from time to time repairs, big or small, are required.

These types of repair range from rivet replacements to the reclamation of plate surface wastage and, in some cases, to much larger shell and furnace replacements. No matter what job, McEwen Boilermakers have the skills to keep these remaining examples of early shell boilers alive and steaming.

CASE STUDY: VINTAGE SHELL BOILER REPAIRS
CLIENT: CROFTON PUMPING STATION, WILTSHIRE Traction Engine Rebuild
JOB: RIVET REPLACEMENTS ON THE FURNACE TO TUBEPLATE ATTACHMENT RING OF A LANCASHIRE BOILER
SCOPE OF WORK
After receiving an invitation to tender, we generated a detailed report and quotation after a survey of the work in Wiltshire. We received the order and on a pre-arranged date arrived on-site where we began by burning out the approx 30 condemned rivets.

Once these had been burnt out using oxy-propane cutting torches, we then power reamed the holes to fair them true up to 13/16” in readiness for a ¾” rivet. We then readied our mobile furnace for rivet warming, and with the riveting team in place began gunning down the new rivets with pneumatic riveting hammers. The rivets heads and plate seams were then caulked to seal and finally a hydraulic test was applied to the satisfaction of all involved. The location and people we worked alongside were a pleasure to deal with.

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