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Work has finally been concluded to resolve the screw coupling links that were binding. It is understood that a further set on piston rods metallic gland packings may be needed as the second set are still not proving to be fully satisfactory in bedding down and giving a steam tight seal.

Colin Green at Riley & Son Ltd has kindly provided details of the original set of packings metallurgical composition by using their special device which can analyse the metallurgy of materials without the need to send to a laboratory.

This information is being shared with the NNR Engineering team to help identify the optimum mix for the white metal.

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