The weld repair to the K1's throat plate has now been completed. The procedure took a little longer than anticipated but was completed on Monday.
The repair was satisfactorily mag particle and ultrasonically tested yesterday. The boiler has also been boxed up ahead of the hydraulic test for the repair which will be undertaken early in the new year (the insurance company hydraulic booked for 6th Jan (and the steam test on the 8th)). As the hydraulic is to be full working pressure, the safety valves have been replaced with blanks for now.