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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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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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The wrong way to keep clean

The wrong way to keep clean

You’ll be fully aware of the advice from the World Health Organisation in the fight against COVID-19: The key message is to keep your hands and environment clean and keep your distance from others where possible. We would never profess to be health experts and offer health advice (engines and mechanical equipment is our thing in case you hadn’t realised!), but when our engineers recently attended a tugboat they saw a classic example of...

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Here for your engine needs during COVID-19

Here for your engine needs during COVID-19

First and foremost, I just want to say that I wish you and your family all the best, and I hope you’re able to stay safe and healthy during this crazy period. In my position, my first priority is the health of the whole Bartech team, their families and anyone we may come in contact with, which I am sure will be the same for you.  We also know we have responsibilities to help those in the critical sectors of energy, marine and stand-by...

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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