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by Big Pete
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Common Rail Engine 48/60 cr
Replies: 19
Views: 692

Re: Common Rail Engine 48/60 cr

Glad to help, it sounds strange to have finer filtration before the fuel module than after! After all the filters before the fuel module are to protect the fuel booster pumps which are pretty tough when compared to the fuel injection pumps that are protected by the engine filters. Very hard to get C...
by Big Pete
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Common Rail Engine 48/60 cr
Replies: 19
Views: 692

Re: Common Rail Engine 48/60 cr

Atlantic has a point there, another think to look for that I have seen, is that some "Engineer" has found it difficult to compress the springs when installing cartridge filters and has thrown the springs away, because they did not consider them to be neccessary! Of course if you do that th...
by Big Pete
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Suicide and sea
Replies: 22
Views: 823

Re: Suicide and sea

How do we deal with them, JK? Traditionally the Captain was "Master under God", and responsible for everything and everybody on board, the Officers and Crew signed "Articles of Agreement" which were basically a contract between the Captain and the rest of the crew. Only the Capta...
by Big Pete
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Common Rail Engine 48/60 cr
Replies: 19
Views: 692

Re: Common Rail Engine 48/60 cr

Sorry no experience with this engine. I guess a lot of the problems might be due to fuel or lack of cleanliness in the assembly and flushing through of the fuel system when it was commissioned, so it might get better with time. However, the days when MAN engines were built in Augsberg, Germany are l...
by Big Pete
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Mouldy Navy
Replies: 21
Views: 482

Re: Mouldy Navy

I believe Warships use activated Carbon Filters to remove Nuclear, Biological. and Chemical Agents from the Fresh Air drawn into their "Citadels" which are the protected areas inside warships. Even the engines and boilers have combustion air ducted in from the Deck, so at that only a small...
by Big Pete
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Mouldy Navy
Replies: 21
Views: 482

Re: Mouldy Navy

Interesting what Dave is saying, but most A/C units I have seen had baffles after the cooling battery to try and strip droplets of water out of the air flow. Regarding balancing the the recirculation, I have usually set this up with the Fresh Air Damper 100% open, and the recirculation damper open 1...
by Big Pete
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Mouldy Navy
Replies: 21
Views: 482

Re: Mouldy Navy

It Makes me wonder how good the Engineers onboard are, it sounds as if the condensate drains in the AC units were unable to handle the flow of condensate and it was overflowing out of the air ducts! Or at least that is what the "first stage of the 2 stage Engineering fix" implies. The Moul...
by Big Pete
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: how to survive a disaster
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: how to survive a disaster

I sailed with an Electrician many years ago, who was in the RN during the Falklands War, and he said that even trained RN crews were so shocked and dis orientated after being on the receiving end of major air attacks that the Navy replaced the crews, as soon as possible after the initial Damage Cont...
by Big Pete
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Mouldy Navy
Replies: 21
Views: 482

Re: Mouldy Navy

Very interesting, my Web browse can't find the link, do we have Political Censorship in Canada yet?
BP
by Big Pete
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New MOHS Requirements-Asbestos
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: New MOHS Requirements-Asbestos

The only certainties in Life, DEATH and TAXES.
by Big Pete
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New MOHS Requirements-Asbestos
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: New MOHS Requirements-Asbestos

Hi Merlyn, I guess they have a fan blowing a known volume of air per minute through a filter, and at the end of a fixed time period somebody will look at the Filter under a microscope and count the number of Asbestos fibres, and then relate that to the volume of air someone working in those conditio...
by Big Pete
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Navy Side Launch
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Navy Side Launch

Maybe you could rig nets of the cradle to act as an anti Torpedo defence, like they did in WW1?

BP
by Big Pete
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Suicide and sea
Replies: 22
Views: 823

Re: Suicide and sea

" 35 years later, I have gone further in career then my worst detracters." JK, haven'y you figured out after all these years that your biggest detractors could see you were way cleverer than them and would end up as a Chief or Super, way above them and were jealous? Always been a problem f...
by Big Pete
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Suicide and sea
Replies: 22
Views: 823

Re: Suicide and sea

It is very interesting that we are all "opening up" about past traumatic experiences, a generation ago people were told to go out and get drunk and then forget about it, and then nobody would dare talk about about the problems as it would have been seen as a sign of weakness in a Macho cul...
by Big Pete
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Suicide and sea
Replies: 22
Views: 823

Re: Suicide and sea

Yes Revolver,
That is PTSD, hopefully it will happen less often and less intensely over time, If it is bad it makes it harder to get enough sleep to be fit for work and makes it more likely that you will have another accident, or make mistakes, it can become a vicious circle. Take care of yourself.
BP

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