Engine Failure & Condition Assessment

Gas / diesel internal combustion engine, generator set, marine engine failure and condition assessment expertise

Believe it or not there are specialists who know about why engines fail and who are hired by disgruntled purchasers, insurance loss adjusters, and often disgruntled engine suppliers.

Engines can cost up to £40million for a large marine engine, or £1/2 million for a typical 1MWe gas engine chp unit, so when these fail it is worth finding out why.

Engines rarely fail due to inherent defects in the design or manufacture, though this is far from unknown – more often it is due to:

  • Mis-installation
  • Mal-operation
  • Lack of maintenance
  • Not being used for the duty intended.

When things go wrong users may  need to call in the engine specialist.  Here is a typical one:

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CURRICULUM VITAE SUMMARY.

ROGER GA HULL. C Eng. – DIESEL / DUAL FUEL ENGINE CONSULTANT SPECIALIST. – FIMechE/ MIMarEST / FIDGTE.

Honorary Fellow and past president of the Institute of Diesel and Gas Turbine

Engineers / ISO BS 9001-2008 Quality accreditation / IMO Registered Expert / Consultant.

Roger is an independent Diesel / Dual Fuel Engineer of over 35 years experience Including an apprenticeship in marine construction and repair engineering and subsequent training at Engine manufacturers works including Ruston Mirrlees Blackstone / Crossley / Allen and also at the Appledore shipyard in Devon.

Roger joined International Consulting Engineers Mott McDonald and Rendel Palmer and Tritton supervising the construction and commissioning of international Diesel Power Stations and the Thames Flood Barrier Gates and Machinery (1980 – 1985).

Since 1985 Roger has provided independent Engine breakdown investigation reports and assessments for Power station Ship owners / Loss Adjusters etc.

Acting as project manager for Engine feasibility selection / overhaul replacement / commissioning on a worldwide basis.

Sites include Dominican Republic / Guyana / Panama / St Lucia / Venezuela / Brazil / Falkland / Ascension / St Helena Islands / Abu Dhabi / Sudan / Nicaragua / Honduras / Guatemala / Kenya / Togo / Estonia./ Italy./ Germany.- Hamburg / Augsburg / Male Ship types include LNG Gas carriers / Tugs / Ferries / Dredgers / Tankers and Bulk Carriers.

Roger has carried out Engine Health checks / Performance appraisals on a wide variety of engines including MAN B&W 48/60B – Mirrlees Blackstone MB430 / KMajor / E Types Mrks 1 and 2.

Investigating cylinder liner cracking problem in Mirrlees Blackstone mark 2 engines. Wartsila 26 / 32 / 38 / 46 / Tri fuel and Miller cycle / 620./ Ruston 270 / 215 / RKC / and Paxman VP185. Niigata 32CLX. / Pielstick PC 2.2 / PA6B / PC 4.2./ MAK 58/ 60.  Allen 2000 to 5000 / Crossley / Cummins / Caterpillar / Deutz / Sulzer Z4O / RTA 62U.  Mitsubishi / Ford / Gardner / Perkins 4000 etc

Roger also has acted as project manager for major engine repairs including Crankshaft replacement / crankshaft failure investigations (5) Bedplate repairs / Station.  Fire Damage investigations ( Manchester Airport / Khartoum Burri 3 etc. Engine replacement / commissioning. / Radiator specification / installation.

Roger is prepared to travel world wide at short notice and carries professional Indemnity Insurance cover.

Contact Details – Roger Hull Associates. (Roger Hull C Eng)

91 Kevington Drive.

Chislehurst Kent. BR7 6RW.

Tel / Fax 0044 (0) 1689 824413.

Mobile – 07887 715520.

Email- engines@rhassociates.demon.co.uk

QUALITY ACCREDITATION –ISO 9001-2008

INDEPENDENT SURVEY / INSPECTION OF DAMAGED CARGO/ MACHINERY/ PLANT.

CURRICULUM VITAE SUMMARY.

ROGER GA HULL. C Eng. – DIESEL / DUAL FUEL ENGINE CONSULTANT SPECIALIST. – FIMechE/ MIMarEST / FIDGTE.

Honorary Fellow and past president of the Institute of Diesel and Gas Turbine

Engineers / ISO BS 9001-2008 Quality accreditation / IMO Registered Expert / Consultant.

Roger is an independent Diesel / Dual Fuel Engineer of over 35 years experience Including an apprenticeship in marine construction and repair engineering and subsequent training at Engine manufacturers works including Ruston Mirrlees Blackstone / Crossley / Allen and also at the Appledore shipyard in Devon.

Roger joined International Consulting Engineers Mott McDonald and Rendel Palmer and Tritton supervising the construction and commissioning of international Diesel Power Stations and the Thames Flood Barrier Gates and Machinery (1980 – 1985).

Since 1985 Roger has provided independent Engine breakdown investigation reports and assessments for Power station Ship owners / Loss Adjusters etc.

Acting as project manager for Engine feasibility selection / overhaul replacement / commissioning on a worldwide basis.

Sites include Dominican Republic / Guyana / Panama / St Lucia / Venezuela / Brazil / Falkland / Ascension / St Helena Islands / Abu Dhabi / Sudan / Nicaragua / Honduras / Guatemala / Kenya / Togo / Estonia./ Italy./ Germany.- Hamburg / Augsburg / Male Ship types include LNG Gas carriers / Tugs / Ferries / Dredgers / Tankers and Bulk Carriers.

Roger has carried out Engine Health checks / Performance appraisals on a wide variety of engines including MAN B&W 48/60B – Mirrlees Blackstone MB430 / KMajor / E Types Mrks 1 and 2.

Investigating cylinder liner cracking problem in Mirrlees Blackstone mark 2 engines. Wartsila 26 / 32 / 38 / 46 / Tri fuel and Miller cycle / 620./ Ruston 270 / 215 / RKC / and Paxman VP185. Niigata 32CLX. / Pielstick PC 2.2 / PA6B / PC 4.2./ MAK 58/ 60.Allen 2000 to 5000 / Crossley / Cummins / Caterpillar / Deutz / Sulzer Z4O / RTA 62U.Mitsubishi / Ford / Gardner / Perkins 4000 etc

Roger also has acted as project manager for major engine repairs including Crankshaft replacement / crankshaft failure investigations (5) Bedplate repairs / Station.Fire Damage investigations ( Manchester Airport / Khartoum Burri 3 etc. Engine replacement / commissioning. / Radiator specification / installation.

Roger is prepared to travel world wide at short notice and carries professional Indemnity Insurance cover.

Contact Details – Roger Hull Associates. (Roger Hull C Eng)

91 Kevington Drive.

Chislehurst Kent. BR7 6RW.

Tel / Fax 0044 (0) 1689 824413.

Mobile – 07887 715520.

Email- engines@rhassociates.demon.co.uk

QUALITY ACCREDITATION –ISO 9001-2008

INDEPENDENT SURVEY / INSPECTION OF DAMAGED CARGO/ MACHINERY/ PLANT.

 

2 Comments

  1. Reply

    I would be interested in discussing the prevalence of engine performance problems caused by microbial contamination of fuels.

  2. Reply

    Hello Roger,

    I am the sales engineer for Karl Storz who manufacture inspection solutions for industrial applications.

    I have had interest from various engine manufacturers including Finning and JCB regarding using our products for service and maintenance and thought that our products may be of use to your team of engineers for engine/gear box inspections, in particular, cylinders, valves, bearings and seals which cannot be seen without disassembly.

    Endoscopic inspections are particularly useful when finding faults which may be under warranty and quick analysis is needed to minimise labour costs.

    I can arrange a visit your site when I am in the region to demonstrate our inspection products to give you a real example of the capabilities for your applications.

    Best regards

    Daniel

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