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Here for your engine needs during COVID-19

Here for your engine needs during COVID-19

First and foremost, I just want to say that I wish you and your family all the best, and I hope you’re able to stay safe and healthy during this crazy period. In my position, my first priority is the health of the whole Bartech team, their families and anyone we may come in contact with, which I am sure will be the same for you.  We also know we have responsibilities to help those in the critical sectors of energy, marine and stand-by...

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How we will support you through COVID-19

How we will support you through COVID-19

No doubt your inbox and social media feed are full of information about COVID-19, but as we all try to react to such an unprecedented position, it’s important we update you on what we have put in place to support you. Firstly, like every responsible business, we are putting our team’s health and welfare at the forefront. To deliver this we are stopping all non-essential visitors to our office and workshop (including upcoming interviews),...

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Cat C9 Hose failure

Cat C9 Hose failure

Recently, we attended a vessel whilst in dock to carry out services on their Cat C18 and Cat C9 generator sets. Upon arrival we carried out the standard checks including the following work: • Cylinders – Visual Inspection for leaks • Turbocharger – Visual Inspection & Backlash check • Engine Oil Filters – Replace – New (Client-supplied) • Engine Speed/Timing Sensor -Clean/Inspect • Engine Valve Lash –...

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Substandard crankcase

Substandard crankcase

We’ve been overhauling a couple of #Caterpillar #3408 engines for a marine operator recently, and during the initial inspections, we came across something which could easily lead to engine failure if missed. The engines arrived at Bartech already dismantled, on various pallets, and after visually inspecting the crankcases, we found machining swarf in both units. Although we had been informed all components were within tolerance, as always, we...

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Tooling Solution

Tooling Solution

Following on from last week’s post about the damage caused by incorrect tooling, I thought it would be good to share one way of overcoming this type of problem. We’re currently in the process of overhauling some large conrods, but when we came to replace the small end bushes, the tool wasn’t available from the vessel or even the OEM. Thanks to our experience in major overhauls, our Senior Machinist was able to design and manufacture this tool...

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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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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