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Engine and System Failure Analysis   

Our highly respected reputation for expertise in the field of engine and engine equipment failure analysis has arisen from many years of advising on cases of system failure and correct system specification which is recognised by lawyers, Insurers, engine marinisers, equipment manufactures, commercial and private boat owners and navigation authorities.

From the smallest amount of failed engine part and some background information, it can often prove possible to determine the likely events leading up to and the likely cause of an engine or system failure. This forensic pathology type of approach to engine failure can involve a combination of on site examination or the receipt of failed components by post and carrier. With the advances in communications and data transfer it is now possible, in some cases, to carry out basic and preliminary examination with the aid of images transferred electronically.

We were have recently concluded a long running commission from a navigation authority to develop a cost effective and acceptable solution to the contentious issue of a requirement to fit metallic spill rails to all diesel marine engines. The simple solution which was developed by our research has been accepted by not only the navigation authorities but was also welcomed by the fuel injection industry and the European authorities concerned.

We regularly act for engine marinisers, fleet operators and private individuals with regard to issues of engine failure and are frequently called upon to conduct engine testing on a test brake dynamometer to assess quality and delivered horsepower. This work extends to new, used, repaired and reconditioned engines. Such consultancy of this type has included advising and assisting in the development of a new range of modern small and medium range marine propulsion engines and generators for one of Britain's oldest and well established marine engine manufacturers and marinisers.

As a recognised professional authority on matters concerned with system failure we are acknowledged members of the Institute of Diagnostic Engineers.


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