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by JFC
Sun May 19, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: atlas copco compressor type LT 20-30SB
Replies: 1
Views: 2631

Re: atlas copco compressor type LT 20-30SB

I would contact the OEM and they can send you the manual electronic.

http://www.atlascopco.com/marineus/prod ... pressorlt/

Cheers,
by JFC
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: BC Ferry suffers a random event
Replies: 9
Views: 3674

Re: BC Ferry suffers a random event

Here is the TSB report on the Coastal Inspiration Incident that happened at Duke Point Terminal in Naniamo.

http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-repor ... 1w0211.asp

Cheers
by JFC
Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Ship of the year - headache of the year
Replies: 22
Views: 7291

Re: Ship of the year - headache of the year

These CAT engines can tolerate little to no water at all with such tight tolerances in order to get the injection pressures to meet current emmision reguilations. I have had that wonderful experience before.

Road Diesel in BC is low sulphur adn weighs in a B5 or a mere 5% bio-diesel.

Cheers,
by JFC
Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Main Engine High Exhaust Temperatures
Replies: 7
Views: 14195

Re: Main Engine High Exhaust Temperatures

You donot say what kind of propulsion system you have. Did you perform any work to the propulsion shafting and propellers? Change props/Pitch, tailshaft bearings etc...If the bearings are tight or to poor fit, and or poor manufacturer they may swell or result in higher exhaust gas temps. Also if you...
by JFC
Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: ...and how is your morning?
Replies: 9
Views: 5093

Re: ...and how is your morning?

Martin,

You may have dodged a bullet with the block, but I doubt you will be successful with the crank.

Crankshaft may be twisted, and hence damaged beyond repair.

Been there done that too.....

Cheers
by JFC
Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) - ship's Fuel For the Future?
Replies: 15
Views: 11389

Re: Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) - ship's Fuel For the Future?

Hi all, I am still trying to improve my knowledge from my learned collegues here. Like to hear from ya? Primarily I am wondering about: - the bunkering process, how does that work, from a truck delivery to the ship, or from a tank ashore? What kind of procedure is required? Safety? How long? -the ap...
by JFC
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Ship's Electrician qualifications....
Replies: 11
Views: 13597

Re: Ship's Electrician qualifications....

BC Ferries does require a Provincial TQ - as I stated above. :D
by JFC
Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Ship's Electrician qualifications....
Replies: 11
Views: 13597

Re: Ship's Electrician qualifications....

Just for information, the last time that BCF recruited for a "Marine Electrician" they asked for several things; - a minimum 5 years experience in a marine environment covering Safety, maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs of marine automation systems including power-generation, distrubution and die...
by JFC
Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Watertight doors - the eternal debate
Replies: 4
Views: 4101

Re: Watertight doors - the eternal debate

Te eternal debate is an interesting topic..... Lets face it, there are two fundamental principles which guarantee safe passage through a power-operated watertight door, irrespective of the operating mechanism and operational mode.......1) Always open the door fully before passing through, and 2) Nev...
by JFC
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Italy cruise ship Costa Concordia aground near Giglio
Replies: 187
Views: 74697

VOYAGE DATA RECORDER (VDR) NOT WORKING.........

It was of interest to hear the Captain report that the ("VDR was not working and has not been working for some time......)". It is interesting that none of the regulatory bodies associated with this incident have come forward and "confirmed" his comment....and, also...shared his disappointment. Hope...
by JFC
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Main Bearing Check
Replies: 5
Views: 4873

Re: Main Bearing Check

I have always inspected the Thrust Bearing, to get as much information as possible with one bearing.......Not always a pretty site, but usually an indication of a few things in the history of the machine.....

Cheers
by JFC
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: exhaust gases bellows problem
Replies: 7
Views: 5623

Re: exhaust gases bellows problem

I had a problem once where there was an additional component that was like a "top hat" that went internal in the exhaust bellows to control the tubulence of the gas flow. It was only attached at the hot end, and smoothed the flow of exhaust gas out... It was left out by the previous crew, and it pro...
by JFC
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Italy cruise ship Costa Concordia aground near Giglio
Replies: 187
Views: 74697

Re: Italy cruise ship Costa Concordia aground near Giglio

The hole in the hull where the piece of the uncharted rock has moved to, appears to be into the machinery compartment.

Do we know if any of the souls that still remain missing are engineering personnel?
by JFC
Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Italy cruise ship Costa Concordia aground near Giglio
Replies: 187
Views: 74697

Re: Italy cruise ship Costa Concordia aground near Giglio

Sandbar?....There is a piece of "rock" the size of a truck embedded in the hull? Apparently no 'Mayday" call until the evacuation was well underway...........

Amazing that there were not more people missing or dead.
by JFC
Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Submarine Trip....
Replies: 3
Views: 2190

Submarine Trip....

News clip may be of some interest (surely to generate soooome discussion) of a submarine that needed to be depermed in order to "avoid detection".

http://www.timescolonist.com/Submarine+ ... story.html


Cheers all.