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PostPosted: 26 Oct 2015, 17:16 
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Does anyone know of a source of reasonably-priced single-ram lubricators?

By way of a progress report on the Didcot Cowans Sheldon, we're having new steam pipes fabricated, for both supply and exhaust sides because there was a bleedin great hole in one of the exhaust pipes!
We're having an insurance inspection on Thursday (29 Oct) to get a view of whether we should keep the rating at 50 Tons, or downrate. I favour keeping the 50 rating.


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PostPosted: 27 Oct 2015, 09:30 
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Hopefully the insurance inspector will be aware of the huge factor of safety built into these machines. If so, he should know that keeping to 50 tons will provide no risk at all so long as the critical structure and operating apparatus are each in sound order.


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PostPosted: 30 Oct 2015, 16:29 
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Pleased to say that the crane passed that particular inspection. Comments included the observation that it is 'hugely over-engineered' .... and that, with sufficient power at the boiler end, it would be capable of lifting considerably more than 50 tons. Considerably more.


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