Boiler repairs

For over 30 years, Pridham's have specialised in the manufacture and repair of locomotive and traction engine boilers, with emphasis on quality and maintaining authenticity.
 
Now part of SDRE, we still pride ourselves on the standard of our work and our ability to tackle most jobs, be it a firebox repair or the building of a new boiler from scratch. Our construction methods will wherever possible adhere to the original design and methods.
 
We encourage the use of flanged plates as opposed to the use of square cornered fabrications. Plates can be flanged and welded or flanged and riveted to your preference. Our 700 ton flanging press has made this method of repair far easier and more efficient.
 
We are happy to work in steel or copper when producing boiler components and are capable of carrying out high quality repairs or manufacture in either of these materials. We have recently invested much time and effort in research into the successful  forming and welding of arsenical copper and this has resulted in the first full, copper locomotive fireboxes being produced in preservation.
 
Severn Valley Railway based SR West Country class Taw Valley is currently undergoing a major overhaul including a new firebox, a new 3/4" backhead, major replacement of the outer shell and a completely new front barrel, tube plate and smoke box.
 
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New boiler for steamship Clyde Puffer.
 
 

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As well as locomotive and traction engine boilers, we are equally at home using our experience in the manufacture and overhaul of many other pressure vessels including maritime, industrial and heating boilers.
 
We work closely with all the major inspecting authorities and the HSE to ensure consistent high quality time and time again.

 

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