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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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Important new protocols

Over the last few months, we’ve seen many things change for businesses and the way they operate. And talking to operators and other engine support companies, there have been various reactions to protect against the spread of Covid-19. For example, when our engineers have been travelling to offshore platforms, they are going up a day early to be tested and quarantined until it is confirmed they are not carrying the virus. For our marine...

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Mirrlees Blackstone ERS8 emergency generator – Fresh water temperature too high

Mirrlees Blackstone ERS8 emergency generator – Fresh water temperature too high

When we got a call from a site reporting high water temperature, we started to ask questions to diagnose the cause. And when it came to light that it was on a hospital’s emergency generator, we knew we need to pull out all the stops. With even more pressure than normal on our health service, it wasn’t only vital we acted quickly but we also had to manage all aspects of the project so they could focus on their priorities. Fortunately, the site...

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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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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