Alex Sinclair - Marine Consultant 


Samples of Machinery Damage



Main Engine and Generator Damage:


Recent examples have included damage to crankshafts, camshafts, bearings, pistons and turbochargers. Among other causes, this damage has arisen by virtue of fatigue, lubrication failure, poor quality or off-spec fuel.




Damage and breakdown of machinery arises from a diverse range of causes.  Investigations have included main and auxiliary machinery, turbochargers, gearboxes, pistons, crankshafts, bearings, pumps, deck cranes and many other items of  machinery.

Gear Damage:


Recent cases of gearbox damage have concerned teeth broken by root fatigue, spalling or sub-case failure.

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