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Hours expired damper

Hours expired damper

Whilst speaking with an operator recently, the question came up about whether it was possible to save time and money by not replacing the damper. We gave them the full technical explanation and it made me think that it was worth putting together the correct protocol when it comes to the dampers in your critical diesel engine, to help you make the right decisions. There are two types of dampers: viscous and rubber bonded. Viscous dampers come in...

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MTU 396 Poor diesel damage

MTU 396 Poor diesel damage

Two of our engineers have just returned to the workshop after carrying out W3 services on some MTU 396 Emergency Generators. As part of the work scope, they came across this when looking at the secondary filters: The filter was SO full of dirt that when the engine was trying to pull fuel through them, it had torn the elements from the housings, collapsing the metal housings themselves, causing the engine to be severely choked. Considering there...

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Support for UK vessel operators

Support for UK vessel operators

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen an increased number of operators in the UK marine sector get in contact for help with their propulsion and generator diesel engines. And – unusually – it’s not because they’re experiencing more complications. Instead, it’s because the lockdown and travel restrictions are making it difficult for UK operators to use support companies from overseas; in many cases, it’s simply not an option. Clearly we all want...

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MTU 1600 Fuel Supply Issues

MTU 1600 Fuel Supply Issues

So, here we are, still working through the UK “lockdown”. And while the restriction of movement is having a large impact on lots of things, we have seen an increase in the number of breakdown responses and we had one last week, which may seem straight forward, but still put a client’s contract in jeopardy. The first contact we had was a call to rectify a fuel leak from the right bank high-pressure pump assembly on an MTU 1600 engine. After...

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MTU 396 genset surveys

MTU 396 genset surveys

Two of our engineers returned to the workshop having just surveyed four MTU 396 gensets, & the advice they’ve given the client has saved them hundreds of thousands of pounds. The engines are in the basement of a building, which has been vacant for the last few years. With the building soon to be renovated & brought back into use, the owners needed to be sure they could rely on these critical diesel engines, hence the survey. We were...

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Substandard crankcase

Substandard crankcase

We’ve been overhauling a couple of #Caterpillar #3408 engines for a marine operator recently, and during the initial inspections, we came across something which could easily lead to engine failure if missed. The engines arrived at Bartech already dismantled, on various pallets, and after visually inspecting the crankcases, we found machining swarf in both units. Although we had been informed all components were within tolerance, as always, we...

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Here to keep your critical engines running in 2 easy steps during COVID-19 outbreak

  1. Call 01206 645070 anytime to speak to an engineer to help you resolve issues yourself. This is a free service, intended to minimise downtime and stop the need for a visit
  2. If things cannot be resolved on the video call, our service engineering team are ready to attend your site. They are home based with stocked vehicles ready to deploy.

All our usual support is still available on the general number and email address

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