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by Merlyn
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: main bearing measuring tool calibration
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: main bearing measuring tool calibration

Go or no go gauges we used to call them. Precision ground tool steel or similar. Same as precision ground tool steel used for checking micrometers and verniers etc., should be one in the kit, without it not much point in performing the test. Need to be zeroed before taking any run out measurements. ...
by Merlyn
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: TheNavalArch - Ship Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Calculator
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: TheNavalArch - Ship Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Calculator

Agreed Big Pete 100% Same as times given for engine/ gearboxes etc etc overhauls major /minor ones. All times quoted are referred to sometimes by owner/operators? This is blatantly an attempt to reduce repair costing. What they conveniently forget is all times quoted are for new engines straight off...
by Merlyn
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Advance timing for fuel pump
Replies: 16
Views: 16127

Re: Advance timing for fuel pump

One has to ask the question, How are you going to calibrate the pump by adjusting the helix's quadrants without a test bench? How are you going to phase the pump without a test bench? I am assuming this to be an inline pump? Engine could be all over the place without performing the setting up of the...
by Merlyn
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: TheNavalArch - Ship Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Calculator
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: TheNavalArch - Ship Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Calculator

I read your publication with interest but are all your calculations of a theoretical nature solely? Are you actually performing smoke emission testing physically to compare the supposedly applied formulae that you are using? If so what's the varying differential factor or is it a constant? Are you u...
by Merlyn
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Marine Engineering - Practical Tips & Tricks
Replies: 58
Views: 14526

Re: Marine Engineering - Practical Tips & Tricks

My own experiences has been that is normally the case in HFO systems but not always so in the case of LFO installation. In the case scenario concerning pre CR set ups the drawing in of air particularly from the LP ( or liftpump ) to the fuel tank / lines / sight glasses/ filter / heaters set ups can...
by Merlyn
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Merry Christam and Happy New Year - thanks for your participation
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Merry Christam and Happy New Year - thanks for your participation

Merry Xmas to all ashore and to those at sea, and in particular to the sites main contributors who keep the show afloat.
by Merlyn
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Common Rail Engine 48/60 cr
Replies: 21
Views: 1138

Re: Common Rail Engine 48/60 cr

Well I reckon these engines are now mysteriously running on all cyls. no problem or sheeted down, parked up on the quay awaiting the wrath of the Canadian winter. Do hope Top Dead Centre is firing on all cyls. and the MAN MUG hitman is not in town. Another gap in my pea sized brain library on this o...
by Merlyn
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Merlyn Birthday
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Merlyn Birthday

Struggling with the necessary formulae required to comprehend your opening lines, seems to me you have been hull down since 2003 gradually dropping down over the horizon. Dress rehearsal jobby in the making already going on. No more damaged pinkies, broken finger nails and blackened nails both sides...
by Merlyn
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Merlyn Birthday
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Merlyn Birthday

JJ, You're catching me up rapidly though. I worked that out without referral to Reeds/ calculus dx/dy etc. So far, to date I've managed to duck piston/ Liner change/ crank grind and heads overhauls and would still appear to be running on all six. However your date with those golf clubs is much close...
by Merlyn
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Merlyn Birthday
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Merlyn Birthday

Thanks Dave
by Merlyn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Merlyn Birthday
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Merlyn Birthday

Thank you Wes
by Merlyn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Merlyn Birthday
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Merlyn Birthday

Thanks for the birthday greetings, JK, DD and BP.
Don't have parties at my age though so to all you folks I say, get all your parties in now, err it's too late as the saying goes.
" It's later than you think " famous saying springs to mind.
by Merlyn
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Merlyn Birthday
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Merlyn Birthday

Thanks for that, definately older but wiser?
Its revved upnow, time just falls away.
by Merlyn
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Twas the night before Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Twas the night before Christmas

Spot on JJ.
That was exactly the famous happening I refered to!
Ship came back from the other side of the world minus one Cyl.
But what about the day job?
Not give it up just yet?
by Merlyn
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Twas the night before Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Twas the night before Christmas

Apon the Chiefs cabin door did bang the Er rating, Quick down below he cried, its all apon the plating. The chief ran down to down below and sure enough did spy, The conrod and crosshead he did see through his right eye. A detailed close up of the rod Did depict a blackened dirty twisted sod And to ...

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