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by D Winsor
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Revenge C.R. Style
Replies: 33
Views: 1300

Re: Revenge C.R. Style

Could it be that the number on identifying the individual cylinders in the control program did not match the cylinder numbering on the engine
by D Winsor
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Ship keeping
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Ship keeping

There are no Regulations per say however policies with respect to Ship keepers, at least on the Great Lakes, are set by the ship owner. Their primary responsibility is to provide security on the vessel when the crew have left the ship. They are also obliged to make regular rounds to check for oil or...
by D Winsor
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: El Faro letter to NTSB
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: El Faro letter to NTSB

I believe they do plus when it comes to Pressure Vessels I believe from what I've read that the USCG has the authority to impose restrictions the same way T/C can do on a Canadian Vessel. It's also my understanding that The EL Faro was also delegated to ABS. So if the condition of the boiler didn't ...
by D Winsor
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Engineroom Fires
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Engineroom Fires

An interesting article in Marine Executive Magazine. Most of what is highlighted is common sense but in today's era of old ships with increased maintenance demands, smaller crews combined with the mental and physical fatigue brought on by the increased demands placed on them, shrinking or non-existe...
by D Winsor
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: El Faro letter to NTSB
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: El Faro letter to NTSB

If an inspector deems a boiler unsafe to pressure test wouldn't that condemn the boiler or at least require the issuing of a COC reducing the working pressure until the boiler is made safe to undergo a full pressure test?
by D Winsor
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Revenge C.R. Style
Replies: 33
Views: 1300

Re: Revenge C.R. Style

Isn't revenge sweet when one is able to put a "Know it all" in his or her place :D Where by shear luck I stumbled on the answer to the last CR Problem in another thread and I still haven't been able to figure it out even with the picture. It would be difficult for me to figure this one out...
by D Winsor
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: El Faro letter to NTSB
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: El Faro letter to NTSB

A well written letter What else can be expected, when the responsibility for oversight of the regulatory compliance of a "For profit" private sector enterprise is divested from a public sector agency with little or no interest in the profitability of a private enterprise, and turned over t...
by D Winsor
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Fatigue at sea
Replies: 25
Views: 1101

Re: Fatigue at sea

It's also interesting I heard on the news last evening that even the Navy is looking at studying the operational effect of reducing crew sizes and guess what department they want to cut first "Engineering"
by D Winsor
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Fatigue at sea
Replies: 25
Views: 1101

Re: Fatigue at sea

When I went on the Lakes in the late 80's the average Motor gearless bulk carrier had the following compliment 1 Captain, 3 Mates, 3 AB's, 6 OS's, Chief Engineer, 3 Engineers, 3 Oilers/ MA's, Electrician, and 4 Galley staff for a total of 25 plus the steamers also carried 3 fireman. Self Unloaders a...
by D Winsor
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CR Probs.
Replies: 39
Views: 1363

Re: CR Probs.

Would it be that the insulator in a suspect sensor had been over stressed and cracked, possibly due to over torquing on initial installation, expansion and contraction due to heating & cooling or vibration, resulting in an intermittent sensor fault? Hence a specific torque specification on the r...
by D Winsor
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CR Probs.
Replies: 39
Views: 1363

Re: CR Probs.

With your cryptic reference to fuel filters and sight glasses on a LFO setup makes one think that what was causing issue was a defect with the fuel supply/return system. It has been my experience, all though limited on ultra modern electronically controlled engines, that many types of modern engines...
by D Winsor
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CR Probs.
Replies: 39
Views: 1363

Re: CR Probs.

Could Part XYZ1234 be some sort of adjustable mechanical tensioning or damping device, such as a spring maybe? The spring would then dampen any lost or uncontrolled motion in a linkage, such as linkage between the governor and fuel pumps, caused by vibration and or wear in the linkage joints. Hence ...
by D Winsor
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CR Probs.
Replies: 39
Views: 1363

Re: CR Probs.

Could Part XYZ1234 be a diode across the leads to the coil of possibly a DC relay or solenoid valve to prevent the discharge of high voltage spikes being fed back into the system when the coil is de-energized?
by D Winsor
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CR Probs.
Replies: 39
Views: 1363

Re: CR Probs.

Oh the ground connection was removed or was some sort of insulator installed between the box and ground. Was is something to do with my remarks in an earlier post in this thread about transient signals from other equipment being sent to ground and disrupting sensor signals through the sensor cable s...
by D Winsor
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CR Probs.
Replies: 39
Views: 1363

Re: CR Probs.

I'd venture to guess it was the addition of a "Ground" or "Earth" strap. Most control boxes on mounted on engines use rubber mounts to prevent vibration from the engine from damaging the components and preventing proper grounding of the box making a ground strap necessary As Koja...

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