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Engine Timing

Engine Timing

Last week, we took a call from a client. He was frustrated that some double skin fuel pipes we’d supplied didn’t fit his Dorman engine. We were pretty surprised, as we’d made pipes for them in the past, and they’d worked fine. So right from the outset we felt there was more to this than met the eyes. And as it turned out, it wasn’t anything to do with the pipes. Despite the pipes fitting our jig perfectly (below) before being sent...

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Paxman Engine Flywheel Modification

Paxman Engine Flywheel Modification

What speed do your engines run at? 1500 RPM, 1800 RPM, or more? Whatever speed it is, the potential damage or injury caused by something coming off the engine is huge.   Unfortunately, we’ve seen first-hand the damage caused by the starter ring coming apart and flying off the flywheel.   And I can tell you that it certainly wasn’t pretty!!   As you’d expect, following the incident, the client highlighted it as “major” and brought...

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SOLAS compliant fuel pipe savings

SOLAS compliant fuel pipe savings

The saying goes that “you can’t put a price on safety”. But here’s the reality: to comply with the latest safety regulations, there is usually a significant investment, and at times, it can seem pretty extortionate. Take the example of one of the marine operators we work with. He needed to upgrade to SOLAS compliant double skin fuel pipes, and for their inline 6-cylinder engine (375hp) were quoted €6,000. Granted, there would have been some...

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Removing safety risks with special tooling

Removing safety risks with special tooling

Last week we had to put our engineering brains to good use to give our client a safe alternative to the current practices, and thought you’d like to see the results. Having attended a vessel to service the main engines, we found that it had been adapted to drive a hydraulic pump from the free end, which meant the barring tool had been removed from the damper. This is the normal set up compared to arrangement we found: Without this flange, the...

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Detroit 16V71 Oval Conn Rod Correction

Detroit 16V71 Oval Conn Rod Correction

As you know, we believe that carrying out your own inspections is vital. Just as vital, is reducing your dependence on your incoming spares matching up with the new specifications, even if you order them from the OEM. This week, we’ve been dealing with another situation that cements this fact, although this time, we’ve been able to bring the parts back into specification with the backing of Bureau Veritas. Whilst our client’s OEM has...

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Caterpillar 3616 Overhaul – Small End Bush 4P6125

I’ve had a few interesting conversations with a contact at an overseas textiles mill and during one of those conversations, I formulated a plan to help him save £64,687 during his engine overhaul. It kind of goes without saying that he was pretty pleased (and amazed!) that this was possible, so I thought I’d share the simple idea that created that saving – even if you don’t have any Caterpillar engines, it has the potential to help you make...

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