Leverett Fernald and Dick Glueck met the UMO Mechanical Engineering team on Monday, October 8th to deliver the cross compound pump for their assessment. The delivery went without a hitch, and the pump is now safely indoors on a pallet and cart.
The enthusiasm of these young people was overwhelming. They had started research and found a 500 page Westinghouse document, detailing every part of the pump, and had already began to study it. They started making comments about the best way to approach opening the pump, photo documenting all of it, removing corroded nuts, saving all salvageable parts, replacing those which could not be safely re-used.
At this time, they seem to have a meticulous approach to solving the issues that may face them. Leverett was able to discuss "machinist talk" with the team and there seemed no lack of understanding. These guys are good!