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by D Winsor
Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Fred DeBaie
Replies: 0
Views: 2821

Fred DeBaie

Another fine engineer has answered the telegraph for the last time.
Fred took a chance on hiring me as a rookie 2nd engineer in 1980 on the factory freezer trawler Gadus Atlantica

http://www.dartmouthfuneralhome.ca/fh/o ... h_id=12538

F.W.E
Fred
by D Winsor
Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Anti Fouling
Replies: 3
Views: 2203

Re: Anti Fouling

I wonder if the enzyme will work on Zebra Mussels as effectively. If so big water consumers on the Great Lakes and other parts of the world along with ships will beat a path to their door.
by D Winsor
Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Exhaust valve tappet clearance
Replies: 3
Views: 4035

Re: Exhaust valve tappet clearance

I can see no advantage in increasing the valve clearance unless the manufacturer has changed the design of the valve and it is necessary to increase the valve clearance to compensate for thermal expansion of the valve spindle. If this is not the case you will end up changing the valve timing causing...
by D Winsor
Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: summertime lull
Replies: 34
Views: 13861

Re: summertime lull

Good Luck Brad 1st Class General has got to be the toughest exam you will ever write, even your orals can sometimes be a breeze by comparison. For some of us the summertime lull can be very short lived, just get the paint brush, lawn mower and other tools out to start chiseling away at the dreaded "...
by D Winsor
Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Electrical stuff
Replies: 11
Views: 8589

Re: Electrical stuff

The 4th item you have to verify before connecting to shore is the proper phase sequence. If the vessel is not fitted any sort phase sequence indicator it is permissible to go on shore power temporarily and run a 3 phase motor long enough to verify proper rotation If at all possible you avoid operati...
by D Winsor
Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Electrical stuff
Replies: 11
Views: 8589

Re: Electrical stuff

If the breaker is a main breaker for a generator you should do the following. If the breaker is electrically controlled from a remote position or an automatic control system switch the breaker to manual control and try tripping the breaker with electrical control system or the mechanical trip on the...
by D Winsor
Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Electrical stuff
Replies: 11
Views: 8589

Re: Electrical stuff

There are usually many ways to isolate motor so it can be safely disconnected besides opening the breaker in the main panel. At the Motor Starter there may be a secondary breaker, disconnect switch or fuses. Opening the breaker or disconnect or pulling the fuses will isolate the power source. The br...
by D Winsor
Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Monster Ships
Replies: 3
Views: 2091

Monster Ships

The following article appeared in the Halifax Chronicle Herald this morning. As we draw nearer to the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic the article has some very interesting facts concerning ship safety
http://thechronicleherald.ca/business/8 ... e-concerns
by D Winsor
Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Project Horizon Seafarer fatigue
Replies: 3
Views: 3152

Re: Project Horizon Seafarer fatigue

I can't help but think that boredom is also a contributing factor to a high level of fatigue. Today's ships are very highly automated pieces of machinery that leaves little for the watchkeeper to do other than look out the window or watch a bunch of numbers change on a computer screen. It is well do...
by D Winsor
Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Heavy pipe knocking issue
Replies: 2
Views: 2733

Re: Heavy pipe knocking issue

Sounds like there is a problem venting the pipe and with the condensate in the pipe so warn it will flash off into steam with the reduction of the pressure and cause a water hammer in the pipe. I can not be certain but I expect the discharge pipe is submerged in water inside the feed tank in order t...
by D Winsor
Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) - ship's Fuel For the Future?
Replies: 15
Views: 10862

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

Duel Fuel or Natural Gas only Fairbanks Morse O/P engines have been used in the natural gas fields for years as pump engines and the diesel version has been used as both propulsion and generator engines on ships for years. In fact the Fairbanks instruction and parts manuals had maintenance and parts...
by D Winsor
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Generator load sharing issue
Replies: 5
Views: 11390

Re: Generator load sharing issue

Mechanical Governors such as the Woodard UG8 with dirty or different viscosity oils, having too little or mismatched droop settings, or the load compensation incorrectly set to compensate for engine operating condition and matched between the governors will cause similar issues. This issues will cau...
by D Winsor
Mon May 23, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Alfa Laval FOPX 613 on MGO
Replies: 3
Views: 3638

Re: Alfa Laval FOPX 613 on MGO

Suggest you go to the Alpha Laval Web Site and go through their contact list for a rep in a port near to your trading pattern
by D Winsor
Sun May 22, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Alfa Laval FOPX 613 on MGO
Replies: 3
Views: 3638

Re: Alfa Laval FOPX 613 on MGO

Have you tried running the purifier manually? This will give you an idea if the problem is in the purifier or on the program of the EPC It is believed that the problem you are experiencing is in the setup of the purifier itself and both the purifier and EPC setup may require major modification to op...
by D Winsor
Thu May 05, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: vibration
Replies: 1
Views: 5397

Re: vibration

I believe what you are referring to is more commonly called "Critical Speed" Long stroke engines turn at a very low speed and centrifugal torsional dampers are not effective in counteracting the harmonics developed in the crank shaft. When an engine is run at a speed that these harmonics synchronize...