Encounters At Sea
Certificate of Merit
IMPROPER USAGE OF CYLINDER LUB OIL LEADING TO DIFFICULTIES
Name: Manish Khakhra , Student ID: 44906,Rank: Chief Engineer
M/E liner & piston rings wear down
Corrective Action/ Lessons to be learnt:
To monitor liner & piston rings condition by vessels inspection report and by scavenge drain analysis at sea must be carried out at least once a month / unit
When joining it was told that twice in recent past both liner and piston had worn down badly. It was a occurring frequently, hence it was decided to do scavenge drain analysis, and the result of analysis shown about high TBN value of cylinder oil. Repeated cyclic tests were carried out, and the BN value was brought to normal.