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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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Critical engine spares problems

Critical engine spares problems

Have you ever felt the pain of having to wait for spares to arrive whilst your critical engine is out of action? If you have, then the chances are you’ll have considered (or acted upon) the idea of holding more spares in your stores. And usually, we’d promote this type of proactiveness, though there is something else to consider, which was highlighted to us while helping a client this week. Tim’s our store manager. Right now, he’s cataloguing a...

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The problem in engine maintenance contracts

The problem in engine maintenance contracts

We’re rebuilding a lot of engines at the moment, with MTUs, a Cat 3306, a Deutz F10L 513M and a Cummins KTA50 to name a few. But in addition to the rebuilds, we’ve recently been invited to bid for several long-term maintenance contracts. These are multi-engine contracts, which give a great opportunity to form a long-term relationship with operators, enabling us to work together to make some real improvements to reliability, safety and...

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Is it worth changing your engine hoses?

Is it worth changing your engine hoses?

We caught up with one of our utility clients earlier this week and he made us aware of an issue he’d experienced with some fuel hoses. And it could have been more than an “issue” – it could have been “catastrophic”. The thing is, it could have been so easily avoided. Here’s what he said: “Just a quick comment on past experience with other engines we have had overhauled elsewhere. We have had engine ancillaries such as Fuel Oil & Lube...

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Bartech Fuel Pipe Manufacture Range

We have the capabilities to manufacture a wide variety of single skin and sheathed fuel pipes to suit your requirements. If we do not have the particular pattern in stock, then we can recreate a sample provided by the customer or visit the engine to which the pipes are to be fitted, and create a bespoke pattern. Contact us now on +44 1206 673101 or email us at info@bartechmarine.com to see how we can help...

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