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Is your back up generator at risk of wet stacking?

Is your back up generator at risk of wet stacking?

You may have noticed recent emails about our stand at Offshore Europe last week.We had a great time at the show, and as it turned out we were in the right place at the right time to help one of our clients with an easily preventable problem.While we were in Aberdeen, we got a call out to investigate an issue on an MTU 12V1600 back up generator and our MTU trained engineer Charlie responded with a site visit.The client had reported a coolant...

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Caterpillar 3512 Cracked bedframe

Caterpillar 3512 Cracked bedframe

Our engineer, Matt, has just returned after supporting an operator in the Caspian Sea with the overhaul of their Caterpillar 3512 generators. Whilst working with some local engineers who had begun dismantling the engine, they showed him something they had found which required urgent attention. This is something we have come across many times before and seems to be a recurring issue, though with different causes, different damage and...

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Engine overhaul changes

Engine overhaul changes

We’re currently overhauling a complete generator set in our workshop. It’s one of four identical sets owned by the operator, and like a lot of operators, they usually operate under a service exchange programme, where one engine is replaced with another after a specified period of time. This time though, they’ve thought differently about the work scope to reduce the costs and disruption. As a complete package, we are responsible for the overhaul...

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Injector tube supersession

Recently we were completing the health check and maintenance routine on one of four back-up generators and found the result of problems caused because a much-needed upgrade hadn’t been carried out. It was obvious there was a problem when we removed the injectors for a borescope inspection on these Mirrlees Blackstone engines and found a pool of coolant on top of the piston. Looking into the cause, we found the injector tube had cracked, and the...

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Caterpillar crankshaft damage to threads and bolts

Caterpillar crankshaft damage to threads and bolts

We’re supporting a client who is overhauling 4 Caterpillar 3512 generator sets at the moment, and we got the email below from them this morning… There is a translation error in that this is an issue with the crankshaft and not camshaft, but this is where the beauty of photographs can help! Our advice was to helicoil the damaged threads (which is a recognised process by the OEM), though there are certain considerations in carrying out this...

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Cummins KTA50 emergency generator performance and parts supply

Cummins KTA50 emergency generator performance and parts supply

An offshore client contacted us last week as they were experiencing issues with their Cummins KTA50 emergency generator performance. Once the engine was up to running speed and the running light illuminated, the engine kept accelerating. Shortly after this, the vent flaps tripped and the engine rapidly slowed down to below idle before stopping completely – all within 30 seconds. After a few conversations to gain all the information surrounding...

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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