30 CFR § 36.24 - Engine joints.

§ 36.24 Engine joints.

(a) Cylinder head. The joint between the cylinder head and block of the engine shall be fitted with a metal or metal-clad gasket satisfactory to MSHA held securely in position by through bolts or other suitable means to prevent a change in alignment. This joint shall provide an adequate flame barrier with the gasket in place.

(b) Valve guides. Valve guides shall be long enough to form an adequate flame barrier along the valve stem.

(c) Gaskets. All metal or metal-clad gaskets shall maintain their tightness during repeated explosions within the engine and its intake and exhaust systems to prevent the propagation of flame.

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