What the what?!? Occasionally, we see things that just don’t seem right. If you take look at the discharge bottle flange in this picture, you will see a marvelous piece of ingenuity. Someone took a pipe cap and cut it down to fit the hole. The cap was then welded in place. That labor probably cost more than the blind flange, bolts, and gasket would have. Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should. Young technicians, don’t be afraid to ask when you see something that doesn’t look right. Want to know more? Join us at the Eastern Gas Compression Roundtable on May 3-5, 2022 at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.
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