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Is it worth changing your engine hoses?

Is it worth changing your engine hoses?

We caught up with one of our utility clients earlier this week and he made us aware of an issue he’d experienced with some fuel hoses. And it could have been more than an “issue” – it could have been “catastrophic”. The thing is, it could have been so easily avoided. Here’s what he said: “Just a quick comment on past experience with other engines we have had overhauled elsewhere. We have had...

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Engine in oil mixture part 2

Engine in oil mixture part 2

If you recall last week’s post, you’ll remember the story of oil being contaminated by some fuel, and the fast work the crew had to do to prevent the engine running away. And this week, something very similar happened, that I thought I’d share with you. A client called us after falling foul of another common oil mixture that needs dealing with: water on oil. If you’ve never seen the emulsification effect...

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Engine oil mixture

Engine oil mixture

Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year – were you lucky enough to get a break? The Bartech team were working hard in the festive period; with our engineers called out to help a vessel after the revs on its propulsion engine started fluctuating and the oil pressure dropped. The vessel came back into port, and after checking the engine it became clear that oil was being pushed out of the oil filler and dipstick. Further investigation...

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Excellent Response

Excellent Response

We had some great responses from last week’s post, with lots of really interesting examples of engine issues – and more importantly solutions – to share over the coming months. As we come up to the Christmas holidays, we wanted to thank everyone for their support during 2017. It’s been great to be able to work with so many people across so many different sectors in different parts of the world, with different engine ranges. (That’s...

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Over To You

Over To You

As someone who knows the importance of diesel engine uptime, we’d like to ask you one question. You’ll probably know, the main aim of our emails and posts is to provide technical insights to improve the safety, reliability and performance of diesel engines, based on our actual experience of engine maintenance and improvements across your sector. We wanted to reach out to you and see if there were any recurring problems or...

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Engine Start Problems

Engine Start Problems

Have you been faced with problems starting your engines?Regardless of whether the engine is used for generation, propulsion or as part of a safety or backup system, it’s pretty inconvenient, right?   Some of the most common causes of engine start problems are poor fuel atomization, air blockages or cold engines (with the latter being a particular issue in the North Sea!)   But sometimes, it’s not always that easy to...

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