SURFACING REDUCES MAJOR OVERHAULS OF RIVERBOATS

Describes the fusing process, using a nickel base alloy, to resurface worn tailshaft sleeves from riverboats. Previously a two year life was the best obtainable with other hard surfacing materials. The process used by Sturm Machine Co. of Barboursville, West Virginia has tripled the service life according to service records on the first set of surface protected sleeves. This first set have been in service since 1969 and show only insignificant wear. A similar improvement in the life of the resilient cutless bearings has been noted. This is attributed to the exceptionally smooth finish and low porosity of the hard surface sleeves.

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    American Welding Society

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 594
  • Serial:
    • Welding Journal
    • Volume: 54
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: American Welding Society
    • ISSN: 0043-2296

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099070
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Welding Society
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM