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by TxMarEng
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Great General Info Site re: Marine Fuels
Replies: 0
Views: 1102

Great General Info Site re: Marine Fuels

They have some interesting articles on this site. Enjoy and Safe Voyage!

http://www.gmtlab.co.uk/news-2009-05-01.html
by TxMarEng
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MDO vs. No. 2 DO
Replies: 5
Views: 3622

Re: MDO vs. No. 2 DO

Most regulatory bodies require both the emergency diesel generator and lifeboat tanks to be filled with MGO grade DMA. While this fuel does have a flashpoint lower than 60 DegC it does have a lower pour point maing it suitable for use in lower temperatures. I would defiitely not use MDO in either ap...
by TxMarEng
Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 2
Views: 1619

Happy Holidays

Wishing all a Safe, Happy and Prosperous New Year. A lot of changes coming down the pike for the marine industry particularly on the environmental front. Safe Voyage to All!

PS: Still looking for a financial backer for a marine fuels training center.
by TxMarEng
Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: SIU and Engineers
Replies: 7
Views: 3615

Re: SIU and Engineers

aka "Brotherhood of Thieves 8)
offshoresnipe wrote:Ah, run fast, don't no anything about the SIU in your fine land, but here it is the joke of the US. I think the first thing that they teach you is to be able to say,
"not my job" or "hey dud I am still on break".
by TxMarEng
Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Engine Room Simulator
Replies: 1
Views: 1503

Re: Engine Room Simulator

Check with Unitest They have excellent PC driven simulations that may be in your price range.
by TxMarEng
Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Caterpillar / MAK Forum
Replies: 1
Views: 1980

Re: Caterpillar / MAK Forum

Good forum ~ they also haveone for the power generation sector.
by TxMarEng
Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fault Finding
Replies: 15
Views: 11994

Re: Fault Finding

Blockages in the operating water system is one of the most common separator problems. All it takes is a bit of scale in an orifice or on a bowl surface to cause a problem with bowl opening and closing. Installation of a good demineralizing filter in the operating water supply is a good way to get ar...
by TxMarEng
Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Conrod question
Replies: 15
Views: 6400

Re: Conrod question

Who manufacturers this engine? Chinese perhaps?
by TxMarEng
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Cruise Ship Lock Out procedures in the Dark ages. Why?
Replies: 11
Views: 4575

Re: Cruise Ship Lock Out procedures in the Dark ages. Why?

Sad day when anyone gets hurt and we have just had a recent death in the US fleet. When they built the NCL new passenger ships for US flag (Only one remaining) the AMO started an in depth high voltage electrical course for the engineers inlcuding specific training for entrance into podded propulsion...
by TxMarEng
Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Tanker companys
Replies: 4
Views: 3404

Re: Tanker companys

Crowley now has 30/30 rotation on the new ATB's. Check on their website for contact info. Will be relaxing in my hot tub! If you go with US Shipping make sure you find out what they want to put you on. They still have a few of the old ITB's running and most would rather get a root canal than sail on...
by TxMarEng
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Foreign tanker companies
Replies: 12
Views: 9682

Re: Foreign tanker companies

Lot's of foreign companies hiring however, it's a bit hard to sign on first trip as Chief. Perhaps a bit easier to sign on as 2nd to get in with someone. LNG outfits are looking for sharp candidates willing to go through the orientation process, Teekay, Shell, BW, etc.
by TxMarEng
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Tanker companys
Replies: 4
Views: 3404

Re: Tanker companys

US Shipping may not be a good choice as they are skating on thin ice. As in most dying outfits their CFO bailed out with a golden parachute worth almost $1 billion. Can't say about Seabulk anymore as they have chartered out or sold a few ships. Check out the AMO operated units with OSG or the ATB's ...
by TxMarEng
Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Can anyone name this tool ????
Replies: 3
Views: 1976

Re: Can anyone name this tool ????

Planimeter Used for calculating the area of an indicator card ~ last time I saw one used was way back in my youth watching my Dad read cards for an old triple expansion up and downer.
by TxMarEng
Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:48 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 8
Views: 2987

Happy Holidays

Wishing all the members Happy Holidays and smooth sailing if at sea. Will be "swallowing the anchor" end of next month but hope to continue in the forum

Best regards

Ron
by TxMarEng
Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Chinese Yards and welding
Replies: 3
Views: 1898

Inhumanity to Engines

Quoted a well respected Brit Engineer in my title. Seems Wartsila has cranked out another license to a Chinese engine builder. I think Madzng missed my point regarding the welding. The yard refused to build to GL class because they knew they couldn't meet their demanding quality and aligned with a l...

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