Engine don’t immediately stop

Bosch I have encountered a problem when tried to stop my KOHLER generator and it did not stop immediately, but kept cranking for some time. Shit I thought, what is that! Started again, stopped again, but it kept cranking for a while. First thing I have checked was a magnetic solenoid valve at fuel inlet line in case it stuck or was contaminated with anything [...]

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Piston jammed

Engine personnel witnessed not the most common breakdown in the fleet. The piston jammed in their engine four-stroke engine, manufactured by MAK. From the field report - after [...]

How to stop your cold room icing up

One of the most frequent and undesirable events in the ship cold room is ice buildup on ones walls and evaporator. In many cases the problem is hiding behind the unit [...]

Heat exchangers

Heat transfer occurs through radiation, conduction and convention. Conduction and convention occurs in the area of materials contact. Flow – parallel, counter [...]

Speed Droop

Definition of droop is a decrease in speed setting at the load increases. It is a percentage of the original speed setting from no load to full load. The normal recommended [...]

Paint preparation and painting. Cadet guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide easy and practical support of efficient process of paint application.   Evaluate the condition of the area designated [...]

Aluminium corrosion

Pure aluminium (Al) is a soft, easily shaped metal with low strength. It is characterized by low weight, excellent corrosion resistance and good electrical conductivity. AIMg [...]

Burned starting air valve

Starting air explosions may be caused by continuous starting air valve leaking followed by it sticking in open position. An oil film may build up in the starting air pipework [...]

Gas turbine washing procedure – pure experience

The state of the four-stroke engine turbocharger plays a decisive role for long-term warranty of the full engine output and reliability under all operating conditions. [...]
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