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Bouton & Watt Smethwick Engine

Bouton & Watt Smethwick Engine
Client - Birmingham Museums Trust, Thinktank 
Smethwick Engine Back In Steam! 

After a period of consultation the engine had been temporarily decommissioned from operating under steam power due to concerns within the water pump cylinder

ICR were asked to help provide support and advice with diagnosing the potential fault and were subsequently commissioned to undertake a major disassembly of the pump cylinder to accurately define the fault and carry out a repair strategy

As predicted the pump piston had lost a significant amount of packing rings and when under operation the piston was bearing directly on the cylinder bore

2 bespoke portable lifting gantries were assembled on a pre-fabricated runway track and the piston and rod was withdrawn and the piston rings replaced.

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