This February it has been nice to see lots of work coming in from brand new customers in the UK. From a rail preservation society to a waterborne transport logistics company! Our Service department are also in very high demand this month.
Our biggest job this month worked on by our governor technicians was to fully overhaul four very large steam valves, the valves each weighing around one tonne were fully stripped, cleaned, inspected, rebuilt and tested, they will be fitted back on to their steam turbines at the waste management site.
A governor that we don’t see very often is a Regulateurs Europa 303, this came into us for overhaul from a Rail preservation society, the Ardleigh Governor was around 54 years old, but once fully overhauled looked as good as new and was delivered back to be fitted onto its steam locomotive in Derbyshire.
Another governor that rarely comes into our works is the Haganute governor, two of these governors were completely overhauled and delivered back to a luxury cruise liner.
Some of our onsite jobs this month include the following;
Our engineer Jon spent 10 days on board a lavish cruise liner sailing the carribbean, the job entailed sorting out the technical issues concerning the start sequence on a 2301d control that needed to be resolved.
Emergency call out for our service engineer to attend a UK offshore safety vessel, the main engine had failed in service so our engineer had to diagnose control problems. Vital spares were supplied from our stock to enable the repair of the main engine governor drive. Once repairs were complete, the vessel continued back out to sea.
Engineer Steve attended a naval vessel to commence basin trials on the engine followed by sea trials to ensure all was running properly.
We are currently in the process of organising our charity bike ride event, and this year looking at participating in The Tour de Tendering. On this particular event we can choose our own charity to donate to.