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