Skip to comments.FReeper Canteen~The USS NAUTILUS (SSN-571)~6 Sept 2007
Posted on 09/05/2007 5:50:54 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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Okay, MS-5 is the the main steam cross-connect valve. It’s basically a big-ass valve hangs in the overhead about seven feet above the deck between the turbine generators. It allows a single steam loop to run both turbines.
Anyway, because it’s hydraulically operated, the handwheel is on a ratchet and pawl so the handwheel doesn’t spin when it’s cycled. Plus, it’s a knocker valve, so there’s a little bit of play in it when the ball lock pin is removed. It makes a very ominous noise when operated, expecially when someone’s attached to it.
“Thank you for stopping in & for your service antisocial!”
Thank you for the thread.
“Welcome to the Canteen, antisocial, and thank you for your service to our country.”
It was mostly a pleasure, the bad parts are the ones you forget first. LOL
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