Engine Gauge PanelsHaving carried out Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for several major clients we have found that these could have been easily been prevented if the warning signs were spotted and acted upon.
The warning signs were not spotted because of 2 basic reasons:
During the regular engine test runs, information on the engine performance can be taken, providing the engineer has visibility of this data through calibrated gauges or measuring equipment.
Often we have found that the engine gauge panels relied on require an engineer to climb on an engine to see it, the panel does not show all relevant information, or it doesn’t work.
To rectify this, we have manufactured and installed new engine gauge panels offshore which have been mounted in easy access locations.
The new design panels include temperature probes fitted in the exhaust manifold, allowing temperatures to be recorded per cylinder, rather than across a complete bank making it easier to identify engine issues.
We have manufactured and installed 8 panels on assets in the UKCS.
Once this information has been recorded it can be uploaded into Bartech’s Diesel Engine Uptime Programme (DEUP) for analyses.