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  • Exploded Cylinder Head

    Practical engineering vs theory

    March 30, 2023

    Knowledge Base

    Recently, in the workshop, we were overhauling a 12-cylinder engine, and it led to us creating a technical update due to…

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  • Rusty Liner and Gear Teeth-1

    Tips for looking after a dormant engine

    March 27, 2023

    Engine Maintenance

    We were recently contacted by a vessel owner whose engines had not been started for 3 years. Sensibly he had…

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  • Vibration issue - Single Point of Contact

    Multi Skilled Projects

    March 8, 2023

    Investigation & Rectification

    We recently we had a call from one of our operators who picked up vibration issues on one of their…

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  • Paxman 12VP185 Top End Overhaul

    Paxman VP185 Top End Overhaul

    February 14, 2023


    Bartech carried out a top-end overhaul on a Paxman 12VP185 MK1 standby generator set. After arriving on-site, signing in and…

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  • Caterpillar G399 Fan belts-1

    Experience vs the manual

    February 2, 2023

    Engine Maintenance

    One of our offshore operators contacted us recently requesting a spares list for a 12-month service on their Caterpillar G399…

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  • Welcome to Bartech Aberdeen

    Welcome to Aberdeen!

    January 25, 2023


    We’re delighted to have recently opened our brand new Aberdeen premises. This unit allows us to extend our support for…

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  • Cummins broken piston

    Swing set?

    January 19, 2023

    Knowledge Base

    One of our engineers recently attended an operator’s offshore crane to assess a poorly running Cummins 6CTA8.3. The problem? It…

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  • Replica Woodward governor on test

    Replica Governor

    January 12, 2023


    A reproduction Woodward PG-EG governor was recently sent to our facility for testing and evaluation. The fact that this was…

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  • Exhaust valve that has suffered a catastrophic failure-1

    Catastrophic Failure

    December 15, 2022

    Investigation & Rectification

    Recently one of our engineers carried out a borescope inspection during attendance and found a small crack in an exhaust…

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  • Damage to Geislinger damper inner star

    Geislinger Damper Repair

    November 23, 2022


    We were sent two Geislinger D6353 Dampers to overhaul – nothing out of the ordinary there, and the first one…

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