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by Wyatt
Thu May 01, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Marine Machinery Overhaul and Repair time
Replies: 16
Views: 10823

By fuel pump casing, do you mean the housing that holds the fuel pumps? We have been rebuilding these units using new/refurbished fuel injection pumps. We haven't had much problem getting these assemblies as yet, but you are correct in that things are going to be damn hard too find in very short ord...
by Wyatt
Thu May 01, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Marine Machinery Overhaul and Repair time
Replies: 16
Views: 10823

We still have 3 vessels with the old 399's. The configuration is 4 main engines each connected to a Cat 7261 gearbox, which we call the little yellow bastards. The company has been slowly modernizing, we have had 2 vessels changes over to the new Cat 3512 series coupled to a new Lufkin gearbox. Part...
by Wyatt
Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Marine Machinery Overhaul and Repair time
Replies: 16
Views: 10823

Cat does not make marine engines, they create engines that can be placed in a container and run, be it in a ship or a drill site. I don't enjoy cat engines, auxillary pumps to tight together and very sharp castings in the crankcase. But one thing about cats is that they can be abused. I have seen a ...
by Wyatt
Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Drug Testing Upheld in Alberta Court
Replies: 4
Views: 3938

The company I work with uses the drug tests as a form of convienience to access work with oil companies. No one else in the company gets tested, just the ships crews. No shore based personel or management gets tested. It is also a liability issue, if the company can prove that someone tests positive...
by Wyatt
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Drug Testing Upheld in Alberta Court
Replies: 4
Views: 3938

Drug Testing

The problem with the existing drug tests is that they do nothing to test whether the subject or worker was intoxicated at the time of the test. The drug test will cover up to a month of the persons past and tell whether he/she were intoxicated in that time frame. Do you feel it is important to delve...
by Wyatt
Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Diesel Engine Start Question??
Replies: 7
Views: 5245

Fuel problems

Many moons ago when I was much younger, I worked on a Canadian Deep Sea Vessel, the Western Hemlock. Yes, a Canadian crewed ship! Anyway, during a voyage one of the generators just shut down. The next one in line started up and went on load. This was all accomplished through the magic of those littl...

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