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….

'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…

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

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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