Vulcan Offshore Tip #7: Steam Chest Valve Liners

Replaceable Steam Chest Valve Liners are standard equipment in all Vulcan Single and Differential Acting Pile Hammers These Valve Liners were adopted to provide easy means of replacing worn surfaces in the Steam Chest in lieu of reboring. Given below in the table are the Serial Numbers and dates of the first hammer in each … Continue reading Vulcan Offshore Tip #7: Steam Chest Valve Liners

Vulcan Offshore Tip #6: Broken Stud Removal

Probably one of the most annoying problems in hammer repair is the removal of broken studs or screws. Shown above is an easy and proven method of removing the broken portion of the stud or screw without damage to the tapped hole. Apply generous quantity of penetrating oil to stub of stud and let stand … Continue reading Vulcan Offshore Tip #6: Broken Stud Removal

Vulcan Offshore Tip #5: Stripped Thread Repairs

It is frequently found in older hammers that stud hole threads will sometimes become stripped of sufficient holding thread as to necessitate some form of repair. Generally speaking there am two alternate methods of effecting this repair the first is to drill out oversize the stripped hole, insert a plug and redrill and retap to … Continue reading Vulcan Offshore Tip #5: Stripped Thread Repairs

Vulcan Offshore Tip #4: Removing Broken Ram Point

When Ram Point failures occur. it is generally true that they break through he neck of the point at or near the bottom surface of the Ram. It is most usually almost impossible to press out the broken neck portion of the point from the Ram. The proper and easiest method of removal is as … Continue reading Vulcan Offshore Tip #4: Removing Broken Ram Point

Vulcan Offshore Tip #2: Ram Keys Too Tight

Sometimes it is difficult not to tighten the Ram Keys too much. Driven with a heavy weight a Ram Key can easily be driven so far as to bend. Figure No.1 shows a Ram Key properly seated. Figure No.2 shows a Ram Key driven too far and bent. The key is tight when it just … Continue reading Vulcan Offshore Tip #2: Ram Keys Too Tight

Vulcan Offshore Tip #1: Head Gasket/Single Acting Hammer

We have noticed over the years that some hammer users do not replace a leaking Cylinder Head Gasket on Single Acting Hammers. They do this on the assumption that it really isn't necessary because a Single Acting Hammer does not have pressure between the Cylinder Head and the Piston. It is true that on Single … Continue reading Vulcan Offshore Tip #1: Head Gasket/Single Acting Hammer