LATEST NEWS NOV 2020

Latest news from Diesel and Marine Group

new DIGI+ test cell
After entering the market nearly 30 years ago the new DIGI+ continues to innovate. Simplex-Turbulo is a leading supplier of condition monitoring products that perform well in the type of busy, confined spaces that are typical of many operating environments. Devices used in these environments can often be hampered by poor design features and some are difficult to use efficiently. Crew members onboard vessels for example, are diminishing in numbers and often have varying levels
Online Fluid Condition Sensor
In marine applications, it can be easy to overlook four-stroke when so many vessels use two-stroke for their main source of propulsion. Two-stroke is the more popular choice overall and is particularly beneficial when it comes to fuel selection for example. Most modern large merchant vessels use slow speed two-stroke engines and engine size requirement usually dictates this format. Most large vessels, however, will have a series of four-stroke auxiliary engines. In addition, smaller and
Parker particle detection equipment
Since IMPA 2019, Simplex-Turbulo has been putting a plan together with Parker’s Steve Dickens, for a demonstration of Parker’s Particle Detection equipment. Adrian Patterson, Director at Simplex-Turbulo explains: It was at IMPA 2019 that we had a fruitful discussion with the technical team at Red Funnel Ferries, based in Southampton. Higher priority issues at Red Funnel and then Covid delayed things considerably, but Ben Southwick, myself and Steve recently boarded two Red Funnel Ferries with
Since IMPA 2019, Simplex-Turbulo has been putting a plan together with Parker’s Steve Dickens, for a demonstration of Parker’s Particle Detection equipment. Adrian Patterson, Director at Simplex-Turbulo explains: It was at IMPA 2019 that we had a fruitful discussion with the technical team at Red Funnel Ferries, based in Southampton. Higher priority issues at Red Funnel and then Covid delayed things considerably, but Ben Southwick, myself and Steve recently boarded two Red Funnel Ferries with
smashed piston from a Dorman 8SETCA2
Thankfully, the catastrophic level of piston damage witnessed on a customer’s 8SETCA2 Dorman engine is unusual but is completely repairable with spare parts. Dorman Diesels received a recent email enquiry from a Russian customer in the food industry, who attached a series of images that would have caused alarm for many other marine and diesel engine specialists. However, despite the surprise at the level of piston damage, engineers at Dorman Diesels identified a piston cooling
Moves to adapt engines and ship designs to ammonia fuel are driven by a 2018 International Maritime Organization (IMO) commitment to cut international shipping’s annual greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent by 2050, compared to 2008 levels. To date, no ammonia-fuelled ships have been built, but that’s not stopping companies including Equinor, MAN Energy Solutions and Wärtsilä from rushing to help bring ammonia-fuelled ships to market. Moving away from fossil fuels in shipping
Mark Wilson of Lincoln Diesels carrying out engine reconditioning work
Despite the ongoing restrictions, operators based on land and at sea have been doing their upmost to remain mobile and operational during the pandemic. For Lincoln Diesels, this has meant that maintenance and repair work has carried on as normal, but with even more safety considerations and lateral thinking. Problem-solving has been taken to a new level, as physical distancing measures has meant that service engineers are (in certain instances) unable to attend in person
Mark Wilson of Lincoln Diesels
Despite the ongoing restrictions, operators based on land and at sea have been doing their upmost to remain mobile and operational during the pandemic. For Lincoln Diesels, this has meant that maintenance and repair work has carried on as normal, but with even more safety considerations and lateral thinking. Problem-solving has been taken to a new level, as physical distancing measures has meant that service engineers are (in certain instances) unable to attend in person
Cat fines damage
Simplex-Turbulo would like to extend a big thank you to our associate at Parker, Steve Dickens, who (by way of video conferencing) is providing essential training to Simplex-Turbulo staff during the pandemic. The latest subject matter was a refresher course on the occurrence of catalytic fines (hard aluminium and silicon oxide particles, commonly known as cat fines) in heavy fuel oil. Why do operators need to protect their engines from cat fines? Due to their
Daido Metal bearings
Simplex-Turbulo has been providing useful training webinars to staff during the pandemic and is keen to demonstrate the expertise of key suppliers in these sessions. Keith May, Account Manager at Daido Metal, delivered a recent webinar that showcased their engine bearings and how they are designed to perform in marine engines. Daido Metal is unique within the industry as it is one of the few marine engine bearing manufacturers that is able to create finished

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