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by Big Pete
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Celebrity Edge Rollout
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Celebrity Edge Rollout

Maybe the Moving Restaurant could be fitted with Engines like Merlyn said and be used as an Emergency Evacuation System instead of Lifeboats, it would be much easier to coax the pax into it than conventional lifeboats.
BP
by Big Pete
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: SMS, the Holy Grail?
Replies: 14
Views: 614

Re: SMS, the Holy Grail?

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by Big Pete
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: SMS, the Holy Grail?
Replies: 14
Views: 614

Re: SMS, the Holy Grail?

I have just read, in the January Edition of "The Marine Professional" the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology, Magazine, an article that exemplifies the above. Maersk a reputable Global shipping company decided to tow two redundant Supply Boats from their Lay Up in Denma...
by Big Pete
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Marine Refrigeration
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Marine Refrigeration

Marine refrigeration. During my time at sea, I have found that Refrigeration is one of the least well understood systems on board ship. Generally Refrigeration Plants are ignored until they break down and then everyone panics. So I thought that I would try pass on some of the hard learnt knowledge I...
by Big Pete
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: main bearing measuring tool calibration
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: main bearing measuring tool calibration

The measuring tool appears to be a standard depth gauge, so the usual way to test it would be to put it inside a standard test piece, supplied with the gauge, it might just be a length of pipe closed at one end, and I would expect it to read "zero" when fully inserted. I don't have any per...
by Big Pete
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Advance timing for fuel pump
Replies: 16
Views: 17954

Re: Advance timing for fuel pump

Delayed fuel injection should not cause Carbon Build up on the air inlet valves. The only way that I can see this happening is if the air inlet valves are still open while fuel is being injected and burnt!! So either the injection timing or the valve timing may be a long way out. I would suggest put...
by Big Pete
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Advance timing for fuel pump
Replies: 16
Views: 17954

Re: Advance timing for fuel pump

Hi Rhaipol, welcome to the site. Advancing the fuel pump timing will increase the P.max, but can reduce the power output of the cylinder and damage the engine if the timing is advanced too much. This is because ignition and combustion will happen during the compression stroke, instead of combustion ...
by Big Pete
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: TheNavalArch - Ship Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Calculator
Replies: 4
Views: 304

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

In my experience I would say that calculated measurements are almost always higher than measured ones, the calculation is on the basis that every component in the system is "perfect", and that only happens on the "Test Bed", not at all representative of the real world. The parame...
by Big Pete
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Taxes
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: Taxes

Hi Xhead, as I understand it, what Atlantic says is not strictly true. If for instance you continue to live in Canada but worked for a UK based company you would be covered by the reciprocal Tax agreement between the two Countries, so long as you paid the Tax due in the UK on the earnings in the UK,...
by Big Pete
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Engine Room Resource management course
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Engine Room Resource management course

Hi Waqas,
I am English, so I can't help you on this, but there is someone from Transport Canada who can and probably will, when he gets round to reading your post.
Merry Xmas.
BP
by Big Pete
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Taxes
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: Taxes

Hi Xhead, Lots of Canadian Masters and other Officers working on UK flag Platform Supply Boats etc in the North Sea. You don't need a UK passport or anything else for Foreigners to come and work here. I know Gulfmark Offshore are looking for people and they have employed Canadians as Masters and Chi...
by Big Pete
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Merry Christam and Happy New Year - thanks for your participation
Replies: 7
Views: 364

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

Merry Xmas Martin,
Thanks for making it all happen.
Best wishes to all the contributors, especially all those at Sea.

Big Pete.
by Big Pete
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: increasing fuel efficiency of engine
Replies: 27
Views: 1033

Re: increasing fuel efficiency of engine

No problem Serguei, I wish to help young Engineers understand Engineering. By Gas Lawn Mower I assume you mean Gas as an abbreviation for Gasoline, North American usage. On this side of the Pon we call the same fuel Petroleum Spirit or Petrol for short. Not Liquid Natural Gas, Butane or something si...
by Big Pete
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Final Report on the El Faro sinking
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Final Report on the El Faro sinking

Very interesting Video raises several points. Sending Weather information ONLY to the Captain's Office computer is seriously flawed, the Captain has to sleep!!! The Officers of the watch on the Bridge have primary responsibility for the Safe Navigation of the ship, 24/7, including monitoring the wea...
by Big Pete
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Merlyn Birthday
Replies: 14
Views: 518

Re: Merlyn Birthday

Happy Birthday Merlyn,
Hope you had a great party.
Big Pete

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