We’re completing a few engine builds at the moment, for use as swing sets to reduce downtime and costs during multi-engine overhaul programmes – if you’ve not come across the benefits of this process, we put together some details here.
Building an engine allows us to incorporate bespoke improvements for our clients, that wouldn’t be available on an ‘off the peg’ standard engine.
One of our bespoke engines is for an operator who wants more information on running conditions to check he can rely on the engine when needed (or react if it isn’t).
Of the wide range of data available, the most important information they can have is the exhaust temperatures.
If there’s a lack of proper lubrication, injection issues, air starvation, debris in the engine, or other problems, these will show up in the exhaust temperatures.
It would be usual to have exhaust temperatures displayed on the panel, from the commons (one from A bank and one from B bank).
Our bespoke build will display exhaust temperatures for each individual cylinder, which will allow issues to be pinpointed faster, so the problem can be sorted and the engine brought back online quicker.
Getting the additional benefit of this information required probes to be installed in each exhaust outlet in the manifolds, which are then wired back to a multipoint indicator.
This is a simple and cost-effective upgrade, especially when you compare it to the cost of an engine breakdown.