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by D Winsor
Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Connecting Rod picture
Replies: 7
Views: 4821

Re: Connecting Rod picture

It's hard to tell without other points of reference but it looks like the result of an over torqued tie bolt on a 2 piece rod.
by D Winsor
Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Delegation of Inspection Services Canadian Coast Guard
Replies: 8
Views: 4255

Re: Delegation of Inspection Services Canadian Coast Guard

You will have to go back to Harper's predecessor and heavy lobbying by Canadian domestic shipping companies to find the impetus for the delegation of inspection services to Class in Canada and the downsizing of Ship Safety. The fees and other costs for T/C & Class inspections can run into the thousa...
by D Winsor
Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: steering gear question for seconds.
Replies: 2
Views: 5530

Re: steering gear question for seconds.

Jason Some High pressure steering systems, such as Wagner, with electrically controlled directional control valves utilizes the rudder position feed back signal to the steering control system to act as a hunting gear to bring the rudder back to a set position. Mechanical Hunting gears are usually fo...
by D Winsor
Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: two questions that i'm having trouble with for the 2nd class
Replies: 10
Views: 7839

Re: two questions that i'm having trouble with for the 2nd class

I've read though the responses and there is one thing you shouldn't forget when it comes to the Bilge System that is the "Bilge Ejection Valve" That is is your "Last Line of Defense" against flooding in the Engine Spaces. The bilge ejection system is a critical part of a ship's bilge system is scrut...
by D Winsor
Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:28 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Numbering of main engine and auxilliary engine cylinders
Replies: 5
Views: 7724

Re: Numbering of main engine and auxilliary engine cylinders

Class Societies and many Countries Transportation Authorities over the years as a method of standardization have adopted a standard of numbering of surveyable machinery components from the forward end of a vessel. Class Societies consider each cylinder of a Main Engine regardless of the configuratio...
by D Winsor
Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: mmpx 404 alfa laval problems.
Replies: 19
Views: 23372

Re: mmpx 404 alfa laval problems.

If the purifier is operating on heavy fuel or lube oil it sounds like you are getting a shot of cold oil through the purifier.
Try letting the oil recirculate through the heater for a couple of minutes before starting the process program.
by D Winsor
Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: 2 Stroke
Replies: 8
Views: 5683

Re: 2 Stroke

If you had more time you could find the answers to most of your questions in any good Marine Diesel Book such as Reed's Marine Diesel Engines Considering you are short of time I will attempt to answer some of your questions. 1 Duel fuel engines should not be a problem because most slow speed engines...
by D Winsor
Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Appropriate use of materials??
Replies: 5
Views: 3763

Re: Appropriate use of materials??

I've forgotten how many times I've seen leaks in pipes and other equipment repaired in what is known in Canada as a "Red Green Special". A rag or some other material over the leak held on with many turns of Duct Tape! I have also seen a hydraulic control valve seal leak declared "Fixed" with silicon...
by D Winsor
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: correction factor
Replies: 7
Views: 11601

Re: correction factor

I don't Know where you live but Exxon-Mobile or Imperial Oil in Canada has a publication which has a complete set of correction tables in it. The publication may be available on line from their web site
by D Winsor
Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: correction factor
Replies: 7
Views: 11601

Re: correction factor

It is the universal standard that when figuring out the volume of fuel in a tank the temperature correction is set to 1 at 15 degC. As fuel is heated or cooled it expands or contracts at a set rate for every degree change in temperature, depending on specific gravity. Multiplying the measured volume...
by D Winsor
Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:33 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electrical Gauges Over Reading
Replies: 4
Views: 3432

Re: Electrical Gauges Over Reading

Most electronic systems like yours use shielded cables between the transducer and the computer or PLC. If there is a break or damage to this shield, possibly around the engine, or poor shield grounding will cause problems like you describe through out the system. Troubleshooting a problem like this ...
by D Winsor
Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:29 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: GOM Oiled
Replies: 37
Views: 19735

Re: GOM Oiled

From what I've read here it seems like the expression on those who refuse to acknowledge history are bound to repeat it fits quite well here. If memory serves me correctly that emergency training plus a convoluted and confusing chain of command lead to the "Ocean Ranger" disaster.
by D Winsor
Wed May 26, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: lower lakes?
Replies: 3
Views: 5931

Re: lower lakes?

Lower Lakes is a viable company with both Canadian & American registered vessels. Most of the vessels are Self Unloaders with a couple of bulkers. Most of the vessels are old American steam ships converted to motor ships (50 to 60 years old) and some modern vessels by Great Lakes standard that were ...
by D Winsor
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:14 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: A couple of Shots
Replies: 2
Views: 2122

Re: A couple of Shots

Nice shots I guess a love of boats and a digital camera generates many unique pictures Any idea where the Provo Wallis sister ship the Bartlett is? I served on the Bartlett as a Deck Hand in Newfoundland before I saw the light and became an Engineer. The last time I saw the vessel it was in Port Wel...
by D Winsor
Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fridge Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 6480

Re: Fridge Problem

There are 2 things you should check 1 Check the LP pressure switch to insure that the differential pressure setting and the pressure range is correct for the gas being used. 2 Usually there is an electric solenoid valve for each room controlled by the room thermostat in the high pressure liquid line...