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Posts in the category of: Engine Maintenance

  • Heat Wrap Examples

    Exhaust Heat Wrap

    September 26, 2023

    Engine Maintenance

    With the weather slowly turning cooler and people starting to wrap up more, it made us think about how this…

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  • Damper damage

    What’s under your paint?

    August 10, 2023

    Knowledge Base

    We’ve got a power generation engine in for an overhaul. It’s being overhauled to replace one that’s failed and it’s…

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  • Free Volvo Surveyimage

    Free Volvo Survey

    May 25, 2023

    Engine Maintenance

    A few weeks back we made the offer of a free survey to our UK-based subscribers. One of the operators…

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  • Paxman VP185 Failure-1

    High crankcase temperature

    May 2, 2023

    Engine Maintenance

    We were recently asked by a cruise liner operator to attend one of their vessels and investigate the failure of…

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  • Rusty Liner and Gear Teeth-1

    Tips for looking after a dormant engine

    March 27, 2023

    Engine Maintenance

    We were recently contacted by a vessel owner whose engines had not been started for 3 years. Sensibly he had…

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  • Paxman 12VP185 Top End Overhaul

    Paxman VP185 Top End Overhaul

    February 14, 2023


    Bartech carried out a top-end overhaul on a Paxman 12VP185 MK1 standby generator set. After arriving on-site, signing in and…

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  • Caterpillar G399 Fan belts-1

    Experience vs the manual

    February 2, 2023

    Engine Maintenance

    One of our offshore operators contacted us recently requesting a spares list for a 12-month service on their Caterpillar G399…

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  • Cummins broken piston

    Swing set?

    January 19, 2023

    Knowledge Base

    One of our engineers recently attended an operator’s offshore crane to assess a poorly running Cummins 6CTA8.3. The problem? It…

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    Can you rely on your standby generator?

    November 10, 2022


    With warnings of potential blackouts across the UK and politicians stating, “We need to make sure that all those hospitals…

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  • Caterpillar C18 engine - reducing emissions

    Setting injector trim codes to improve emissions

    October 19, 2022


    Last week we attended a vessel in Kent to upload injector trim files for their Caterpillar C18 engine after we…

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