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by D Winsor
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: ABS Nautical Systems Software
Replies: 6
Views: 3838

Re: ABS Nautical Systems Software

Are you talking about NS5?
by D Winsor
Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Mythical Zero Pitch
Replies: 3
Views: 2264

Re: Mythical Zero Pitch

Software glitch or a faulty zero pitch interlock for a clutch or engine control that gave some trouble and was bypassed?
by D Winsor
Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:18 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Question about the TC Canada medical certificate
Replies: 1
Views: 1868

Re: Question about the TC Canada medical certificate

As a rule no, however you do have to disclose any prescribed medication you may be on and over the counter medication you may take on a regular basis
by D Winsor
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Air Compressor Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 3523

Re: Air Compressor Problem

Close, The compressor was opened again and the cylinders were found to be highly polished almost to a mirror finish. After honing the liners and the compressor was reassembled the rings were able to seat in properly and the problem disappeared
by D Winsor
Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Air Compressor Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 3523

Re: Air Compressor Problem

A hint
It has something to do with the piston rings
by D Winsor
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Air Compressor Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 3523

Air Compressor Problem

After a major overhaul of a Hamworthy T2F5 reciprocating 2 stage air compressor there was an issue with water in the crank case oil as well as oil being found coming out the inter-cooler drain between the LP & the HP stages. All the valves with the exception of the LP Suction valve were covered with...
by D Winsor
Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: wartsila 32 hfo leaks
Replies: 8
Views: 5799

Re: wartsila 32 hfo leaks

In most heavy fuel systems the viscosity controller is usually close to the fuel heater and the mixing tower which could be some distance away from the engine. The controller senses the viscosity of the fuel coming from the tower before it is discharged to the heater and on to the engine. It is done...
by D Winsor
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: wartsila 32 hfo leaks
Replies: 8
Views: 5799

Re: wartsila 32 hfo leaks

Sounds like part of the problem may be the result of the thermal expansion or contraction of the pumps causing some fasteners to loosen. After replacing the seals I would check the torque on the fuel line flange bolts along with the other connections after the pumps come up to temperature on heavy f...
by D Winsor
Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Simon van Galen
Replies: 0
Views: 3127

Simon van Galen

Former Algoma Central Chief Engineer Simon van Galen passed away in Calgary on January 31st 2011 van GALEN, Simon July 22, 1944 - January 31, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Simon van Galen at the age of 66 years. Simon was the beloved husband of Wilhelmina van G...
by D Winsor
Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Refrigeration Question
Replies: 5
Views: 3675

Re: Refrigeration Question

Unless you carry a CFC, HCFC, or HFC, refrigeration handling certificate it is best you call a qualified technician to make the repairs for you, because under the new MARPOL and Canadian Environmental regulations only qualified service personnel are permitted to carry out routine maintenance or repa...
by D Winsor
Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Some More Pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 2994

Re: Some More Pictures

They are the oil feed lines to the top crank main bearings on a Fairbanks Morse engine (bearing cap side). The flange is held to the cap with 2 bolts, if the bolts are not brought down evenly or the spigot on the flange face is not lined up properly or forced into the groove in the bearing cap durin...
by D Winsor
Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Some More Pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 2994

Some More Pictures

Some interesting finds on the main bearing oil supply lines during a medium speed engine overhaul
by D Winsor
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Strainers
Replies: 5
Views: 3447

Re: Strainers

Sounds like either you got water in the system or the system wasn't completely drained of the mineral oil and there was a compatibility problem and you started growing a very strong batch of bacteria or algae.
Hope it wasn't on any critical system like a steering or CP system
by D Winsor
Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Common rail upgrade of 2 and 4 stroke engines
Replies: 14
Views: 8945

Re: Common rail upgrade of 2 and 4 stroke engines

From what I understand both the newer Sulzer & MAN-B&W Slow Speed Engines now use a similar Air Spring exhaust valve and fuel system technologies so at first glance it is hard to tell the 2 engines apart. I recently watched a television program where on the cruse ship "Freedom of the Seas" the engin...
by D Winsor
Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Common rail upgrade of 2 and 4 stroke engines
Replies: 14
Views: 8945

Re: Common rail upgrade of 2 and 4 stroke engines

The new Sulzer Flex RTA and MAN B&W engines have common rail fuel systems with electronically controlled injection. Even the exhaust valves are controlled electronically This eliminates the requirement for a camshaft. I believe that Wartsila, the representatives for Sulzer, has developed a conversio...