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Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate Broken Cylinder Head Stud Removed – Indian Ocean

Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate Broken Cylinder Head Stud Removed - Indian Ocean

6th December 2014

Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate Broken Cylinder Head Stud Removed – Indian Ocean

A Type 23 frigate on patrol in the Indian Ocean contacted Foretract via it’s base in Portsmouth

The requirement, to remove a broken cylinder head stud from one of its main Paxman propulsion diesel generators, which was out of action.

A Foretract engineer mobilised to the Seychelles the following day carrying with him the lightweight stud removal kit. On arrival at the Seychelles he was transferred 100miles offshore to the frigate by the ships Lynx helicopter. The engineer worked on the engine overnight and returned to the island by helicopter the next morning.

Services Overview

  • Rapid removal of seized/broken studs from 6mm up to 100mm diameter.
  • Worldwide service from strategic bases in Europe, Middle and Far East.
  • Foretract use the latest in house developed Spark Erosion (Metal Disintegration) Equipment.
  • Lightweight equipment can travel with technicians on commercial flights.
  • Ultrasonic crack testing of cylinder head studs.
  • Remote removal of broken cylinder head studs on marine engines making strip down of cylinder unit unnecessary.
  • Database of stud sizes and mounting plates required for most Marine Engines and Gas Turbines.
  • Safety and Environmental policy.
  • Fully trained professional personnel.
  • Extensive product and PLI cover.

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