The Force of Nature Steam Bike team writes:
This morning was an early start to get to CPE pressure vessels in Tamworth for 6.00AM . Taking the “Force of Nature” rocket bike to have the second pressure test on the main vessel. All went well and the vessel is now tested to 80 Bar 1176 psi .It was hydraulically tested for 30 minutes and passed with ease due to the superb design and workmanship of CPE who manufactured the vessel.
Whilst I was there the rear plenum and thruster tubes were finished purge welded and look and fit perfectly. Now it’s back home, it’s time to strip the bike back down and lag the pressure vessel and finally finish re building the bike in preparation for rig testing the new valve set up. This is when it all starts to get very interesting. I’ll keep you all posted on progress in the coming weeks. Thanks for all your support and kind comments about the project. If all goes to plan we will be ready to start dynamic testing the bike in the the coming months. Fingers crossed!
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