Emergency Generator Offline

Emergency Generator Offline

A couple of weeks ago, we were asked to survey some Blackstone engines. The engines are an emergency power system, so they’re absolutely vital for the site’s safety system.  All three engines had various issues, but there was a familiar one which had gone unnoticed and came to light as soon as we started engine 1. As soon as the engine turned over, fluid started leaking from the top of it. We stopped it straight away, and checked the fluid,...

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Oil Jets Installed on a Waukesha

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Deutz DFP6 fire pump cooler issue

Deutz DFP6 fire pump cooler issue

You may remember my email about the RCA we carried out on a Deutz DFP6 fire pump engine? If so, you’ll know that the engine had suffered extensive vibration damage.To replace the failed engine, we used a donor that was overhauled and converted to match the same specification as the original.And all this seemed to be working until we had the engine on test!The test procedure consisted of checking for leaks, then running on idle before gradually...

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Look down our Borescope

Look down our Borescope

We’re at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen next month. We haven’t done a show like this for a while, we’re really looking forward to it and we’ve got plenty of things planned to help make our stand highly valuable for all our visitors. As we speak, we’re currently constructing a training engine that we’ll have on display during the exhibition. We’re putting it together to demonstrate how you can prevent engine failure, showing how regular health...

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Caterpillar 3512 Cracked bedframe

Caterpillar 3512 Cracked bedframe

Our engineer, Matt, has just returned after supporting an operator in the Caspian Sea with the overhaul of their Caterpillar 3512 generators. Whilst working with some local engineers who had begun dismantling the engine, they showed him something they had found which required urgent attention. This is something we have come across many times before and seems to be a recurring issue, though with different causes, different damage and...

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Incorrect compression ratio

Incorrect compression ratio

This week we are working on a Mercedes Benz 400 series engine which is used in a crane on an oil platform. The engine had been experiencing problems resulting in cracked manifolds and turbocharger housings which is why it’s in our workshop, but during our inspection of the supplied spares set, we’ve been able to prevent another problem. Originally the engine had been taken out of service by another company who had ordered a set of spares for...

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