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by Revolver
Sun May 29, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: UnmannedEnginerooms
Replies: 19
Views: 1615

Re: UnmannedEnginerooms

I know the diagnostic plugs you mean, but i wouldn't be surprised if they brought that plug to it's own computer and with a program it initializes the reading process, avoiding having to physically fit the piece of kit. All engine data is available in real time watching pv diagrams, pressures, angle...
by Revolver
Sun May 29, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: ERR for BC Ferries in Tsawassen
Replies: 14
Views: 2938

Re: ERR for BC Ferries in Tsawassen

Yes, figuring things or for yourself is my sentiments exactly when it comes to the workings on the ship. But then it gets toward emergency situations, plans, thought process, actions and reactions. If someone starts sweating and shaking trying to answer what they'd do in a fire, what would they actu...
by Revolver
Sat May 28, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: ERR for BC Ferries in Tsawassen
Replies: 14
Views: 2938

Re: ERR for BC Ferries in Tsawassen

An engine's an engine's an engine. The more your mind opens to machinery the smaller it seems to get, so while machinery can be vastly different if you break it down to basic principals of mechanics, physics, thermodynamics, and electrotechnology the fundamental workings of any machine should be abl...
by Revolver
Sat May 28, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: UnmannedEnginerooms
Replies: 19
Views: 1615

Re: UnmannedEnginerooms

Does it have something to do with the issues you had, or did it just cross your mind after witnessing their trouble shooting process?
by Revolver
Mon May 23, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: Secunda looking for NFLander engineers types
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: Secunda looking for NFLander engineers types

The Dieselduck wrote:future openings


I hate those kinds of ads.
No actual opening, just add to the long list of people who've already applied.
They only have 7 ships, and they are well crewed.
by Revolver
Wed May 18, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: NFLanders only - TC 3rd Class for Offshore
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Re: NFLanders only - TC 3rd Class for Offshore

There is not a lot of work in Newfoundland right now. There's scatter contract jobs. This job is scheduled to only be 60 days. The previous Reliance job, which was filled by a NLer, was scheduled to only be 3 weeks (and is finished now). Small contract jobs, RARELY anything permanent. Oil is down, s...
by Revolver
Mon May 09, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine room ventilation and sea spray.
Replies: 9
Views: 1026

Re: Engine room ventilation and sea spray.

Do you have any air filters fitted behind the louvers to the trunking?
by Revolver
Fri May 06, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Alfa Laval MAPX313 Purification setup
Replies: 11
Views: 1791

Re: Alfa Laval MAPX313 Purification setup

Flash point for L.O in a purifier isn't the issue with higher temps, like JJ said the flash point is well higher than the purifier setting there. But I understand 'cooking' the oil too high can result in reduced lubricating properties; basically burning it Also at the higher temp the oil can also co...
by Revolver
Thu May 05, 2016 4:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Alfa Laval MAPX313 Purification setup
Replies: 11
Views: 1791

Re: Alfa Laval MAPX313 Purification setup

A couple of these answers should be in the manual. I would say bump the temp a few Deg C for sure, 85 or so should be okay for lube oil. I don't think cold water should be a problem. The book should have a nice diagram-chart that will show the S.G of the separated fluid and the Dia of the Gravity Di...
by Revolver
Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:33 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Writing Third Class exams
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Writing Third Class exams

3rds EKG and Motor are simple and straight forward. If you know Reeds General and Motor books it's no problem. I had less sketching than expected, but they were very straight fwd questions. As for calculation exams, I have no experience in a TC setting. I know that I would be inclined to answer any ...
by Revolver
Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cdn fleet renewal - Made in China
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Cdn fleet renewal - Made in China

Look, you don't go buy from Wal Mart when you want quality goods - same thing here. The vessels just don't have the same feeling of 'strength' and quality of machinery. You can look at some pieces and you think for a second "...is that made out of plastic or what?". Their Hulls are now com...
by Revolver
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Miminal Crewing, fatigue and....
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Re: Miminal Crewing, fatigue and....

I did the MED D Course with a number of deck officers who work with Woodwards - and they had a good few example stories of safety and emergency management heh
by Revolver
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Canada Transportation Act Review - Report
Replies: 25
Views: 1927

Re: Canada Transportation Act Review - Report

This is a great write up Dieselduck, very reasonable and informative coming from a long time working marine engineer and someone who, as you said, has his finger on the pulse of our industry. Let us know what comes of it, and if you have any other ideas in which more people may provide additional su...
by Revolver
Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: Oil jobs for NF people only
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Oil jobs for NF people only

As part of the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, first consideration for employment will be given to qualified persons who meet the residency requirements of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. This goes for all offshore oil related jobs in NL. From my supply experience ...
by Revolver
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Jobs at McKeil
Replies: 6
Views: 2055

Re: Jobs at McKeil

They have a lot of job postings recently, but I'm seeing a fair bit of negative fro personal experiences here. Diesel duck gave the good, average and bad; everyone else just gave bad hrmm...

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