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Equipment Degradation – Not just when in use.

Equipment Degradation – Not just when in use.

We’re currently overhauling a couple of Twindisc gearboxes as part of a project on a beautiful 20ft yacht, built back in 1967. The engines have been out of use for some time, but the gearboxes have been maintained to running hours, so the owners were expecting the gearboxes to just need a quick check over before they’re reused. It turned out not to be as simple as that. During our inspection, we found two issues that had absolutely nothing to...

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What’s your engine oil telling you?

What’s your engine oil telling you?

Following on from our visit to Seaworks last week, we wanted to let you know about a new product that we think could be really beneficial for you, and help you keep your engine operational. We have seen far too many engines suffering completely avoidable and preventable major damage, so we’re doing something about it. To avoid this kind of major damage, you generally need two things: Correct information on critical performance made available...

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Bartech Fuel Pipe Manufacture Range

We have the capabilities to manufacture a wide variety of single skin and sheathed fuel pipes to suit your requirements. If we do not have the particular pattern in stock, then we can recreate a sample provided by the customer or visit the engine to which the pipes are to be fitted, and create a bespoke pattern. Contact us now on +44 1206 791552 or email us at info@bartechmarine.com to see how we can help...

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When marine meets offshore

We came across this video of the Pioneering Spirit and thought you’d appreciate the engineering feat. (It’s only 2½ minutes long, and not a sight you see every day). The vessel, Pioneering Spirit, is the largest construction vessel ever built and can remove an entire topside up to 48,000t !! Amazing,...

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Starter Motor Failure

Starter Motor Failure

We have had a few problems to deal with after supplying an overseas Navy with a starter motor which isn’t performing its function, namely starting the engine! When it comes to our responsibilities and due diligence, we take things very seriously, so as soon as the starter motor came back to our workshop we carried out a full investigation. As you’d expect, the Navy are very keen to get their motor repaired and sent back, but we don’t want to do...

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Avoiding problems with engine control systems

Avoiding problems with engine control systems

Do your engine control systems rely on pneumatics? If so, our maintenance guide may be useful. We have seen this as another vital part of the engine system which is regularly neglected and in fact, recently we were contacted by a vessel in Malta which was unable to operate because of engine control system problems. Initially, it was thought to be due to the governor, but we gave it a full test on our rig against original settings and it was...

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