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XXL

Postby Easy rider » Mon May 05, 2014 4:28 pm



In a view that I am sailing as a Chief engineer on a VLCC (very large crude carrier) tankers,I will like to show You some photos which (I am sure) will be interesting to many of You,specially the size of some components.

One of my previous VLCC :




Let*s go to the shipyard / newbuilding :

One hull section


Main engine,upper part (without crankshaft and crankcase


Transfer of Main engine


Assembling on crankcase



Engine room still on sunshine


Maintenance in shipyard :

Main engine cylinder heads maintenance/overhaul


Pistons in workshop



This is me,very tired...You can compare the size of the piston


Some aditional photos :

Anchor chain & Winch


Anchor



Propeller nut


Propeller & Rudder


Removing the propeller


Finishing in the drydock


Deck...passing Suez channel


Cargo hose


Hope it was interesting.
Regards from sunny Croatia



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Re: XXL

Postby mikelens » Mon May 05, 2014 6:35 pm

VERY Interesting.
VERY Impressive.
Thanks for the insider look.

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Re: XXL

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 05, 2014 10:18 pm

That's just incredible, the size of it is just overwhelming!

Does the engine burn crude that it's carrying, or does it have separate tanks of (I assume) diesel?

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Re: XXL

Postby dingdong » Tue May 06, 2014 6:40 am

Wow! Do they rate the engines in horse power?
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Re: XXL

Postby Pam » Tue May 06, 2014 12:17 pm

Very interesting, the size is unbelievable. How much oil does the crank case hold, If a little bit is good lots should be better :D

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Re: XXL

Postby Easy rider » Tue May 06, 2014 3:43 pm

WingAdmin wrote:That's just incredible, the size of it is just overwhelming!

Does the engine burn crude that it's carrying, or does it have separate tanks of (I assume) diesel?


It is burning HFO (heavy fuel oil)...cca 100 m/t per day. Storage tanks for HFO are approx 6000 tons

Pam wrote:Very interesting, the size is unbelievable. How much oil does the crank case hold, If a little bit is good lots should be better :D


Crankcase oil holds 17-18000 ltrs.This oil is used only for the crankshaft,camshaft and thrust bearing lubricating.
For cylinder lubricating is separated oil (injected...it is 2 stroke engine) which is burned out together with HFO, consumption is up to 500 ltrs / day

dingdong wrote:Wow! Do they rate the engines in horse power?


Yes...36000 HP / 78 rpm max. Minimum working rpm = 28 !! Engine is directly connected to the propeller by intermediate shaft.

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Re: XXL

Postby tandem54 » Tue May 06, 2014 5:20 pm

Wow!! You see these on TV and yo have no idea of just how big they are! I would hate to have to make some of those parts!!
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Re: XXL

Postby littlebeaver » Wed May 07, 2014 12:31 pm

Wow, that was cool ... I never saw this stuff before,, it's amazing the size of everything,, just amazing...Thank you for the photo's.. :D

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Re: XXL

Postby velvetrider » Wed May 07, 2014 1:55 pm

That is just gargantuan, thanks for the photos.! :ugeek: How in the world do they torque those fasteners. ??

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Re: XXL

Postby bustedwing » Wed May 07, 2014 7:23 pm

Hello Easy Rider and thanks for the tour. I have been a heavy equipment diesel mechanic for almost 40 years and have dreamed of getting onboard a big ship like that just so I can see the engine, If they would let me. The biggest I've seen so far is ones used in a generator plant in Thailand. Any time you have anything to do with large equipment, do not be afraid to post it. I for one love it. Travel safe.
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Re: XXL

Postby Easy rider » Thu May 08, 2014 3:35 pm

velvetrider wrote: How in the world do they torque those fasteners. ??


Mostly by hydraulic jacks (tightening pressures are usually 800 - 950 bar, depends of item position)

bustedwing wrote: Travel safe.


Thx

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Re: XXL

Postby lhelber » Sat May 10, 2014 7:19 am

Thanks for the photos. I enjoyed them. Question, does it really have 7 cylinders? I tried counting several times

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Re: XXL

Postby Easy rider » Sun May 11, 2014 2:21 pm

lhelber wrote:Thanks for the photos. I enjoyed them. Question, does it really have 7 cylinders? I tried counting several times


Yes,this one has 7 cylinders. There are models from 4 to 9 cylinders.




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