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  • Critical Engine Support this Christmas.

    Critical Engine Support this Christmas

    December 22, 2021


    As the end of another challenging year approaches, I would like to thank you, once again for your loyal support.…

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  • 2022 Pricingimage

    2022 Pricing

    December 21, 2021

    Knowledge Base

    As of 1 January 2022, we’re implementing a modest price increase in a few key areas, reflecting the increased costs…

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    Free engine survey

    December 17, 2021

    Engine Maintenance

    We recently attended a site to perform 12 month servicing on their 3 Mirrlees ESL12 emergency generator engines. During the…

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  • Poor oil condition caused by prolonged idling

    Idling issues

    November 25, 2021

    Engine Maintenance

    Over the years, most marine operators form habits. Some of them are good, some of them bad. And unfortunately, there’s…

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  • Manufacturing at Bartech

    Tooling Manufacture at Bartech

    November 17, 2021

    Re-Engineering and Machining

    I was walking through the workshop with a visitor last week and came across this classic bit of engineering I…

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  • Swingset engine overhaul

    Overhauls – In-situ or out?

    November 10, 2021


    We carry out many overhauls on engines in various sectors, both in situ and here at our workshop in Colchester.…

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  • HUEI Pump at Bartech

    Burnt through four HEUI pumps

    November 3, 2021

    Investigation & Rectification

    A few years back, we overhauled a Caterpillar C series engine for a marine operator. We’ve been working with them…

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  • Cat 3516 cylinder head inspection

    Don’t replace those cylinder heads

    October 27, 2021

    Engine Maintenance

    We’re currently working with an operator and carrying out top-end overhauls on three of their land-based temporary power supply generator…

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  • GalvanicActionChart

    When silence CAN’T be golden…

    October 20, 2021


    We were recently contacted by an offshore operator who needed a new Primary Reactive Spark Arrestor Silencer for one of…

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  • Geislinger-Torsional-Vibration-Damper_

    Damper mistake

    October 7, 2021

    Knowledge Base

    As you know, we like to share as many case studies as we can, all with the aim of helping…

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