View single post by Herb Kephart
 Posted: Tue Jan 12th, 2010 03:37 pm
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Herb Kephart

Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 5929
With the modern regulations, a new, certified boiler for sure. Paperwork tracing the existing boiler to the the drawings and engineering stress calculations made when it was built seem to be necessary, along with ultrasound examination for thickness of the metal, and a hydro test. Even then, some building practices from back in the old days (lap seam construction for example) are cause for rejection. If any of the above are missing---forget it----

From personal experience back in the late '70's, the Australian government has very strict standards for pressure vessels---Comments from folks "down under"?

Herbie :old dude:

Fix it again, Mr Gates--it still works!"
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