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Routine engine monitoring saves engines and lives

Routine engine monitoring saves engines and lives

How are you finding things with the COVID-19 restrictions in place? Whilst there are more than enough trials for those having to adjust to being constrained at home, you’ll also be aware of the challenges of supporting critical engines which are still relied on, even with the UK’s partial lockdown. In case you haven’t seen, we’ve put together a completely free 24-hour technical hotline on +44 1206 645070, where we will work with you to rectify...

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Cat 3412 Water Leak

Last week, while one of the engineers was changing the coolant pump and oil cooler on a #Caterpillar 3412, he came across some further issues that couldn’t be ignored. Even with travel restrictions in place, the UK #oilandgasindustry is managing mobilisations with additional pre-flight checks to enable work on their critical equipment, but even with increased pressures, corner-cutting only results in problems. To remove the coolant pump, the...

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Cat C9 Hose failure

Cat C9 Hose failure

Recently, we attended a vessel whilst in dock to carry out services on their Cat C18 and Cat C9 generator sets. Upon arrival we carried out the standard checks including the following work: • Cylinders – Visual Inspection for leaks • Turbocharger – Visual Inspection & Backlash check • Engine Oil Filters – Replace – New (Client-supplied) • Engine Speed/Timing Sensor -Clean/Inspect • Engine Valve Lash –...

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Incorrect tooling

Incorrect tooling

We were recently on a customer’s site to carry out the 2-year service and injector change on an MTU 12V1163 standby generator and found a couple of issues which had put the engine at risk, yet were very simple to prevent. After the engine was isolated, we removed the rocker covers and injector pipework to allow for the injectors to be taken out. Once the injectors were removed, the injector pockets were found to be in good condition and the new...

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Governor issue limiting power

Governor issue limiting power

No doubt you’re familiar with the function of the governor on your engines. And you might also be aware of what can happen when a governor has been incorrectly set up – we were certainly reminded of it the other day. We had a Deutz BF6M1013 engine on test after a rebuild, where it was producing 230hp, instead of the required 279hp. The engine had been built from a donor unit after the original engine suffered a broken crankshaft along with the...

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Black Smoke & High Temperatures

Black Smoke & High Temperatures

We had a request for technical support onboard a major shipping company’s vessel this week. The Fleet Superintendent got in touch with us to report that one of their MAK 8M20 engines started experiencing high exhaust temperatures and producing black exhaust smoke. As well as logging temperatures and pressures, they had already completed some of their own investigations, including: • Check Scavenge Air Cooler – Found to be very dirty. The client...

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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

How we can support you at this difficult time