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Hammers and non-destructive engine and component testing?

The other day I was talking to one of my friends about non-destructive engine and component testing, and he told me about the tests they used to do in the locomotive industry. It was certainly a surprise. The conversation had been sparked by an email I sent about our shift to fluorescent MPI testing from the standard ultra-violet process (if you didn’t see that one, click here and read it), but Alan had experience of an earlier version known as...

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New Inspection Process used in overhaul of a client’s MTU 16V396 engine…

We’ve been trying out a new inspection process during the overhaul of a client’s MTU 16V396 engine…   Usually, there are 3 main processes we would consider for crack detection: Dye Penetrant – Use of penetrant, cleaner and developer sprays, which is a simple and cheap option to identify any surface crack. Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) – A more thorough process which uses a magnetic current to attract metal particles to any...

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We might not be about to enter a team into the Grand Prix, but our facilities are 1st class.

We might not be about to enter a team into the Grand Prix, but our facilities are 1st class.

We’ve had a great response from the previous post where we highlighted the changes in the F1 workshops and facilities over the years, and how they relate to changes in marine engineering. Although we are working with different engines, there are a lot of similarities. As F1 has evolved, so have we, and at Bartech we’re always striving to ensure we have the best facilities and equipment in house so we can efficiently carry out your...

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James Hunt and the F1 Workshop advances between 1976 and now.

James Hunt and the F1 Workshop advances between 1976 and now.

We’re BIG fans of Formula 1 here at Bartech. I guess it’s not a surprise. F1 thrives on engineering and we do too. So as well as enjoying the races, we also take inspiration from the technical developments in the workshop and drive (pardon the pun) for perfection. We get quite a lot of email correspondence and social media content from the F1 world, and the other day we came across this picture that shows the changes in a McLaren workshop over...

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Crankcase Repair

Crankcase Repair

Is your engine at risk due to crankcase corrosion? You might not be aware, but there’s an avoidable problem with the crankcase on most standby engines, and often, it’s as a result of anti-freeze. As standby engines aren’t used that often, water sits in the coolant system for long periods of time.   If you haven’t maintained the right concentration of anti-freeze, the water begins to attack the cast iron, and – if left unchecked – will...

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Complete Package Support

Complete Package Support

Have you calculated how much of your time is spent co-ordinating sub-contractors over proposals, workscopes, improvements and ongoing projects? This may be a necessity at the moment, but imagine if there was a way of removing that ‘time drain’ by dealing with a single point of contact. As we’ve discussed with various operators, when you collaborate with the right maintenance companies, and with the right structure in place, you can benefit...

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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.

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