Course review: Approved Engine Course 2

Course review: Approved Engine Course 2

The Approved Engine Course 2 (AEC2) is now into its third successful year of operation here in Killybegs. Course attendees in this time have come from Argentina, North America, South Africa not to mention all over the European continent. Running the course back to...

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Enclosed Spaces

Enclosed Spaces

The inspection and maintenance requirements for any enclosed space needs to be categorised as a high-risk operation regardless of vessel type, due to the multitude of hazards, complications and unknowns that can unfold. Some key questions that must be asked each time...

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The joys of motoring….

The joys of motoring….

'Maintenance' begins and ends with me! Here we have a duplex type fuel filter unit which has 'flagged' indicating fouling/contamination whilst in service. Note the red hatching closing over on the display. By switching over to the stand-by filter of the duplex unit,...

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The bigger picture…

The bigger picture…

Becoming overly focused on just the engine, just the machine, equipment, without considering its surroundingsĀ can be a failing over time. Forgetting to monitor that which supports it for example, can lead to unexpected problems occurring down the line. This can be...

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Corrosion Concerns

Corrosion Concerns

Good vessel upkeep requires a continuous inspection of all areas; hull, machinery and the various equipment inside and outside. With a focused mindset we can often identify issues more readily compared with normal day to day work practices. Time given to detailed...

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