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by Big Pete
Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Lyngsö PCS2200
Replies: 3
Views: 2615

Re: Lyngsö PCS2200

I am not familiar with this system either, but in many systems where temperatures are measured electronically from a PT100 sensor, or similar, the system has to be calibrated. Probably somewhere in the instruction manual there will be instructions for this. In some systems you place the sensor in a ...
by Big Pete
Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Crankshaft Deflection
Replies: 22
Views: 16787

Re: Crankshaft Deflection

Crankshaft deflections will not reveal any problems with the crankshaft or the bearings. Even if the crankshaft is bent. They will reveal a problem with the alignement of the main bearings, this can be caused by a failure of the chocking arrangements or distortion of the Hull. This is why, in order ...
by Big Pete
Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fittings and Threads
Replies: 11
Views: 5442

Re: Fittings and Threads

It all depends on what you have got. BSP ( British Standard Pipe Threads) are the same as metric pipe threads. If you try to screw a BSP pipe thread to an American NPT (National Pipe thread) fitting, they will screw together perfectly for one turn then lock solid (different TPI), trying to force the...
by Big Pete
Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cut Backs
Replies: 10
Views: 4148

Re: Cut Backs

Think things through, I remember back in the early eighties I was 2/E on a Panamanian flag ship, managed from London and we received a circular letter from the company which copied some energy saving practices of a German Chief Engineer in the company. They included, switching off all the engine roo...

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