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by JK
Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: 2nd Class Boiler Question
Replies: 7
Views: 5992

You can operate a scotch marine propulsion boiler on SW as a get 'er home last resort. We contaminated our feed water with SW in some accident that I can't remember, and had severely contaminated boilers by the time we got in. You have to manage the boiler carefully with continuous bottom blowdown w...
by JK
Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Drug Testing Upheld in Alberta Court
Replies: 4
Views: 4504

Drug Testing Upheld in Alberta Court

While this may be the construction industry, it is interesting to take note of. Will it follow thru into the marine industry? IMO, yes. Alberta Court of Appeal ruling upholds construction workplace drug testing 02/01/2008 7:27:00 PM EDMONTON - Construction and energy companies are happy with an Albe...
by JK
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:12 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Northern Adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 9240

I wonder who'll get blamed? Crew, original ship owners, Class, TC, anything but lack of training and famiiiarization I'll bet.
by JK
Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Northern Adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 9240

Ouch!
Add new oil to that the cost of flushing the systems, you are looking at in excess off 125k, assuming 4 engines. Expensive error.
by JK
Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Injector issue follow up
Replies: 6
Views: 8446

Just want to add that sometimes this can be caused by your fuel oil purifier as well. I have seen a belt driven FOP that was not running up to speed contaminate the day tank with water. Add that to a ER staff not checking for water at the test cock and you have an interface plus bugs that have moved...
by JK
Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:15 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Injector issue follow up
Replies: 6
Views: 8446

You have bugs in your fuel tank. They grow in the interface of the diesel/water and will form large mats of slimy goop for lack of a better descriptions. Tank has to be pumped out and pressure cleaned with HOT (70*C comes to mind but I'd have to check) water and hand dried with lint free rags. You w...
by JK
Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: US Cadets on Foreign Flag Ships
Replies: 7
Views: 6181

Doesn't it make you just want to spit??
by JK
Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Priming the Boiler...
Replies: 11
Views: 8989

And some boilers have 3 test cocks located in the back besides the gauge glass.
by JK
Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:09 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Priming the Boiler...
Replies: 11
Views: 8989

I made the assumption that the question referred to the 3 test cocks on the back of the boiler. This actually happened to me when I was a young watchkeeper. It scared the hell out of me, especially when I realized how long the previous watch had been firing the boiler in this condition. Happy days M...
by JK
Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Bilige Question
Replies: 5
Views: 5257

Sucking air somewhere-valve open to empty tank or bilge well.
Pump needs to be overhauled.
by JK
Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:21 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Sustainable Engineering
Replies: 6
Views: 4595

http://oee1.nrcan.gc.ca/english/index.cfm?attr=12 I was on a course given by this shop. Not bad. They probably have more marine related info by now as they were just starting out. The American Navy has a huge incentive program for their ships to reduce fuel costs. If you go search around their site...
by JK
Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Priming the Boiler...
Replies: 11
Views: 8989

Priming the boiler is overfilling it so that water is carried over with the steam. This will have disastrous consequences downstream such as Water hammer and recip engine damage. Adding water to a boiler when the water level is below the cock ( I am talking Scotch Marine Boiler)can cause a collapse ...
by JK
Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:39 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Siemens Sicha 22 Engine Monitor
Replies: 1
Views: 4366

Found a source.
I'll post it here for anyone trying to locate Siemens parts

F&W MECHANICAL SERVICES/SERVICE MECHANIQUE
384 Winston Place
Beaconsfield, Quebec.
H9W 3M3
Tel: 514-697-1493
Fax: 514-457-2885


Attention: Fritz Winklemann
by JK
Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:53 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Siemens Sicha 22 Engine Monitor
Replies: 1
Views: 4366

Siemens Sicha 22 Engine Monitor

Anyone have a source for parts for these?
by JK
Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Broadband on board
Replies: 3
Views: 3927

I just checked with our wizards and they are in the process of installing a Telesat Canada system.
It will provide email and TV anywhere to the ship. The largest dome they are installing is a 600#, but that is a ship that carries over 100 persons including scientists. The rest are much smaller

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