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Caterpillar C12 high coolant temperature

Caterpillar C12 high coolant temperature

We were recently asked to attend a vessel to investigate a Caterpillar C12 starboard engine with high coolant temperature. The operator was rightly concerned and keen to get it resolved before it became a bigger problem. (And he was also planning to get back out on the water the next day!) When our engineer Cris arrived at the marina, he began his investigations by checking the contents of the seawater strainer. It contained a very small amount...

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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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Bartech introduces new business…

Bartech introduces new business…

Bartech is excited to introduce our new business dedicated to supporting your critical diesel engines with rapid and reliable spares response. Bartech Parts Supply Ltd is combining the 33 years’ experience of Bartech Marine Engineering, working with major operators covering the globe, and the extensive industry experience of Lee Carter. The new business will extend the engines and products supported, matching your needs to ensure you have the...

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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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Missing Fuel Pipe

Missing Fuel Pipe

Last week we got a call from an operator facing some major downtime issues, the situation provided a good example of how well-managed strategies can prevent these emergencies. The engine drives a safety-critical pump, and when a fuel pipe failed, they were looking at shutting down the site. I’m sure you have reviewed critical spares holdings and from my experience, there are usually plenty of discussions between technical, operational and...

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Deutz DFP6 fire pump cooler issue

Deutz DFP6 fire pump cooler issue

You may remember my email about the RCA we carried out on a Deutz DFP6 fire pump engine? If so, you’ll know that the engine had suffered extensive vibration damage.To replace the failed engine, we used a donor that was overhauled and converted to match the same specification as the original.And all this seemed to be working until we had the engine on test!The test procedure consisted of checking for leaks, then running on idle before gradually...

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