Watertube Boiler Flue Gas Explosion; Middle East Site.

C.H.Thompson Ltd. Case Studies - Watertube Boiler Flue Gas Explosion; Middle East Site
ABOVE: Sidewall buck stays severely buckled after the explosion.

 

LEFT: This picture highlights the severe distortion to the sidewall tubes following the explosion. To the left of the picture, the tubes have been straightened by us. Those to the right have yet to be straightened.

The repair technique we adopted to undertake this task was said by the boiler manufacturer to be impossible.

What the manufacturer said:
Our proposed repair method was impossible.
It would take them 5 months to manufacture new parts and get them to site.
The contract would take 10 months to complete.
The cost would be in excess of £1million.

What CH Thompson accomplished:
Achieved what was said to be impossible.
On site within 4 weeks, fully equipped.
Completed contract within 5 months.
Total cost of £1/4million.

BELOW: The boiler, repaired and back in service
C.H.Thompson Ltd. Case Studies - Watertube Boiler Flue Gas Explosion; Middle East Site


ABOVE:
Looking down the length of a buckled buck stay


ABOVE: Sidewall tubes straightened and new buck stay fitted

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