Latest news from Diesel and Marine Group
After entering the market nearly 30 years ago the new DIGI+ continues to innovate. Simplex-Turbulo is a leading supplier of condition monitoring products that perform well in the type of busy, confined spaces that are typical of many operating environments. Devices used in these environments can often be hampered by
In marine applications, it can be easy to overlook four-stroke when so many vessels use two-stroke for their main source of propulsion. Two-stroke is the more popular choice overall and is particularly beneficial when it comes to fuel selection for example. Most modern large merchant vessels use slow speed two-stroke
Since IMPA 2019, Simplex-Turbulo has been putting a plan together with Parker’s Steve Dickens, for a demonstration of Parker’s Particle Detection equipment. Adrian Patterson, Director at Simplex-Turbulo explains: It was at IMPA 2019 that we had a fruitful discussion with the technical team at Red Funnel Ferries, based in Southampton.
Thankfully, the catastrophic level of piston damage witnessed on a customer’s 8SETCA2 Dorman engine is unusual but is completely repairable with spare parts. Dorman Diesels received a recent email enquiry from a Russian customer in the food industry, who attached a series of images that would have caused alarm for
Moves to adapt engines and ship designs to ammonia fuel are driven by a 2018 International Maritime Organization (IMO) commitment to cut international shipping’s annual greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent by 2050, compared to 2008 levels. To date, no ammonia-fuelled ships have been built, but that’s not
Despite the ongoing restrictions, operators based on land and at sea have been doing their upmost to remain mobile and operational during the pandemic. For Lincoln Diesels, this has meant that maintenance and repair work has carried on as normal, but with even more safety considerations and lateral thinking. Problem-solving
Simplex-Turbulo would like to extend a big thank you to our associate at Parker, Steve Dickens, who (by way of video conferencing) is providing essential training to Simplex-Turbulo staff during the pandemic. The latest subject matter was a refresher course on the occurrence of catalytic fines (hard aluminium and silicon
Simplex-Turbulo has been providing useful training webinars to staff during the pandemic and is keen to demonstrate the expertise of key suppliers in these sessions. Keith May, Account Manager at Daido Metal, delivered a recent webinar that showcased their engine bearings and how they are designed to perform in marine
Mike Macnamara of Lincoln Diesels, who is based in Thailand covering Malaysia and the Philippines, and Alvin Poon of Simplex-Turbulo, who is based in our office in Singapore, have both reported strong sales of our Parker Ferrous Wear Meter over the last six months. Alvin says that operators are keen
A recent exchange of emails between Jamie Elkington (whose grandfather, John Rowley, was a former engineer at Ruston engines) and Lincoln Diesels’ April Baker, was brought to our attention recently. At the time of Jamie’s enquiry, John, 90, was losing the fight with coronavirus and sadly died later that day.