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  • Generator water leakimage

    Generator water leak

    September 9, 2020


    Last week I sent out some information about the pain we experienced when our internet provider's generator failed. (It's here…

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  • Generator failureimage

    Generator failure

    September 2, 2020


    Just the other week we felt the pain caused when backup generators are called into action but fail! When our…

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  • Mirrlees Blackstone ERS8 emergency generator

    Heritage engine support

    August 6, 2020


    As you know, we look after critical diesel engines, and over the past 30 plus years, we have seen many…

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  • Oil leaks from rocker box on Dorman engine

    Emergency engine risks

    July 29, 2020


    Last week we headed out to survey a pair of Dorman 6QT driven emergency fire pumps for an operator. Our…

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  • Paxman parts in stock at Bartech, and highly trained engineers on hand for any works you may require.

    Paxman facility in Colchester closes after 150 years

    July 22, 2020


    You may have heard the sad news that MAN Energy Solutions (Formerly Paxman Diesels) has announced plans to shut their…

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  • Bartech engineers carrying out engine alignment with laser levels

    Engine Alignment

    July 16, 2020


    We are just completing the replacement of the engine mounts on a couple of Niigata engines and whilst the engine…

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  • Replacement thermostat

    Caterpillar C12 high coolant temperature

    July 8, 2020


    We were recently asked to attend a vessel to investigate a Caterpillar C12 starboard engine with high coolant temperature. The…

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  • Woodward EG3P Governors

    Incompatible governor designation

    July 2, 2020


    Late last year we were sent in various spares from an offshore operator to inspect and overhaul. Included in the…

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  • Turbine wheel damage

    ABB VTC 254-13 turbocharger overhaul overdue

    June 25, 2020


    I often mention the importance of having bespoke service plans tailored to your critical diesel engine, suited to its application…

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  • Example of an end of life disposable viscous damper

    Hours expired damper

    June 18, 2020


    Whilst speaking with an operator recently, the question came up about whether it was possible to save time and money…

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