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THE IMPORTANCE OF HATCH MAINTENANCE

Bulk carrier owners warned about wetted cargo

P & I club, The Swedish Club, issued a press release in early May 2018 in which they stress the importance of well-maintained cargo hatches on bulk carriers. Leaking hatch covers and wetted cargo ...

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SOMETHIN' AIN'T RIGHT

This inert gas generator, on an oil tanker less than 12 months old, had a th...

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IT ONLY TAKES ONE

Conveyor belts can trip you up. The good condition of all those rubber belts and rollers that move the raw materials around your site are essential for the plant to continue being profitable. The roll...

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SHOW STOPPER

This panel containing main engine cooling water pump supply fuses was periodically opened for visual inspection as part of planned maintenance but there were no visible signs ...

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LESSON IN HOUSEKEEPING

This conveyor drive in the roof of a fertiliser works was found to be heavily contaminated with lime dust. The small part of the motor surface that remained exposed showed an external temperature of a...

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SMOKIN'

The engineers on a large container ship were finding it difficult to venture into the engine room for any length of time while the vessel was underway due to exhaust gas fumes. Se...

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SEEING ISN'T ALWAYS BELIEVING

Thermography isn’t all electrical connections and slipping drive belts. Every now and again we come across something out of the ordinary. Much of the equipment installed in TV and ...

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HIDDEN DANGER

This engine is one of three which drive hydraulic pumps installed side-by-side in a pump room on an oil tanker. Several years earlier, on a sister ship, a hydraulic hose ...

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