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by D Winsor
Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: correction factor
Replies: 7
Views: 9793

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: 2986

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: 17138

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: 5424

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 w...
by D Winsor
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:14 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: A couple of Shots
Replies: 2
Views: 1723

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: 5490

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...
by D Winsor
Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine information MAK M332
Replies: 12
Views: 8092

Re: Engine information

What kind of info are you looking for? The Mak 6M332 engine is a simple turbo charged 4 stroke inline 6 cylinder engine. There are few things to look out for but nothing too complicated. The instruction manuals have procedures on how to carry out routine maintenance and repairs The biggest problem I...
by D Winsor
Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The last Rivet!
Replies: 9
Views: 4283

Re: The last Rivet!

That's like why something you are looking for is always in the last place you look! :)
by D Winsor
Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Water and oil
Replies: 10
Views: 4254

Re: Water and oil

There are a couple of possible causes for this.
Grease forced into the water system caused by over aggressive greasing of the domestic water pump packing glands.
Oil or grease coming from pump bearings
by D Winsor
Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Problem solving
Replies: 17
Views: 8279

Re: Problem solving

Was there a cross connection between the General Service or Ballast system and the Fuel System tied into the Aft Peak Line? It was a common practice to pump water into empty fuel tanks, especially double bottoms, to help improve vessel stability and reduce the risk of explosion, through such a cross...
by D Winsor
Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CAT Problem
Replies: 21
Views: 5590

Re: CAT Problem

Sounds like there may be a leaking Pre-combustion Chamber. This will put combustion gas into the cooling system which would lead to overheating.
by D Winsor
Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Algoport Sinking
Replies: 2
Views: 2352

Algoport Sinking

From http://www.boatnerd.com News Channel 9/7 The Algoport broke in half and sank overnight in heavy seas while under tow to China. The vessel was encountering rough seas from Tropical Storm Dujuan that had passed near the vessel's position. The tow was about one week away from its destination and t...
by D Winsor
Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: A Little Electrical One
Replies: 9
Views: 3838

Re: A Little Electrical One

Was the cable to the magnetic pickup checked to insure it had enough slack to allow for engine travel as the engine rocked on the residual mounts without momentarily disconnecting from the connector plug or a loose conductor in the cable? Was the clearance on the main bearings and thrust bearing che...
by D Winsor
Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: A Little Electrical One
Replies: 9
Views: 3838

Re: A Little Electrical One

I was assuming that the governor was electronic, Woodward 2301, EGCP-3 or similar with an electrical actuator over hydraulic governor
The Electronic governor would monitor both engine rpm and buss frequency and would send a signal to the actuator to maintain the off line engine at synchronous speed.
by D Winsor
Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: A Little Electrical One
Replies: 9
Views: 3838

Re: A Little Electrical One

I believe the auto synchronization control for the alternator remained active and the engine was reacting, via the governor speed control, to variations in buss frequency as the load changed on the other 2 engines.

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