Eurotex International Limited has completed a contract placed by a leading UK Government Support Agency for overhauling two 12YJCAZ Paxman Ventura engines.
The company stripped, cleaned, inspected and prepared to ISO 9001 Quality Assured specifications all components required. At the point of preparation, the go ahead was given to rebuild, calibrate and test the units in a simulated engine room environment to replicate true to life running operations.
On successful completion of the pre-test, the client and their end user were present at the Eurotex facilities in the UK for final test and acceptance trials, prior to the units being preserved and packed for shipment overseas.
The engines are now installed on a Naval vessel and are successfully clocking up extensive running hours, to everybody’s complete.
The latest extension to a major component service exchange programme for high population engine owners has been put in place by EUROTEX INTERNATIONAL LTD, in conjunction with its US-based partner company VIKING INCORPORATED.
Part of an ongoing support strategy for engine users worldwide, the new service concerns the Valenta 16RP200M and covers complete engines, crankcases, crankshafts and specific sub-assemblies. One recent contract involved a batch of cylinder heads for the United States Coast Guard, which was delivered within seven days of the requirement being notified and at a fraction of the cost of new units.
The service involves test and inspection of existing units in an ISO 9001 – 2000 Quality Accredited environment, implanting all new components and full assembly, so that immediate exchange can take place on board the vessel.
Requirements for flexibility and forward planning grow as engine age increases and Eurotex International has geared its support programme accordingly. It offers customers a cost-effective and expedient solution, while maintaining absolute confidence that the highest quality standards have been observed.
Eurotex International Ltd displayed their engineering flexibility and versatility in a recent project where two time expired main propulsion engines were replaced with two new sets under the strict guidelines of Eurotex International Ltd. Quality Control Procedures.
The entire project was carried out at Eurotex International Ltd. Factory facilities in Brightlingsea, Essex, UK and the proving trials were successfully completed in the River Colne Estuary.
Eurotex International Ltd engineering staff have undertaken engine modifications and upgrade maintenance on board HMS Severn, one of the new range of Fishery Protection Vessels. In a period of very busy maintenance routines, Eurotex International Ltd is deploying squads of engineers on a regular basis to meet the extremely tight timetables for the repair requirements of these vessels.
The flexibility and skills of the engineering staff of Eurotex International Ltd, coupled with their Quality Accreditation and history of completing work on time and to agreed budgets, has expanded the scope of work to incorporate many aspects of equipment maintenance ranging from main propulsion engines, generators, pumps to davits, hatch covers and virtually all aspects of ship machinery.
Once again, Eurotex International Ltd has re-introduced time proven hardware, overhauled and tested to current specifications, back into the service of a sovereign navy. The end products are cost-effective, ‘zero hour’ replacement units that have all the warranty and guarantee certifications necessary for acceptance and commissioning, thus conserving budgets for further engine enhancement projects.
The client sent two senior naval officials to the Eurotex facility in Brightlingsea, Essex to inspect and witness the extensive testing procedures used in the rehabilitation of these crankcases. After three days of dismantling and re-test procedures, the navy officials signed all clearance documentation, indicating total satisfaction with the units.
This contract is seen as the forerunner of further support and aftercare programmes with this client, as the crankcases follows the supply of 2 x 12YJCAZ Paxman Ventura engines previously overhauled and tested at the Eurotex facility. These units have been in service for over a year and are performing to everybody’s satisfaction.
Utilising the engineering skills of Eurotex International Ltd, Sri Lankan Government Railways procured a quantity of 36 factory overhauled, tested and certified Ventura cylinder heads for use on the W1 and W2 class passenger locomotives for use in the country.
For this unique project, Eurotex International Ltd used existing castings, re-tested them to original specifications and replaced all assembly parts with new components at build stage rendering them ‘zero hour’ units and ready for immediate use.
This is another move to reintroduce technically sound time proven hardware into the ageing market at competitive prices and with very quick deliveries to enhance the performance of the owner’s equipment whilst maintaining tight project budgetary controls.
Eurotex International Ltd were contracted to refit a 16YJCAZ Paxman Ventura on board the INS VIRAAT for the Indian Navy and commission it during September 2006.
The engine performed perfectly during its trial period and was signed off by the Indian Navy specific Project Director.
Among the latest challenges met by the engineering arm of Eurotex International Ltd was the installation of a new diesel engine into a fisheries protection rigid inflatable boat – with just five days to complete the project.
The requirement was to remove the damaged engine and replace it with a brand new Yanmar 4LHA-STP, operating at 3200RPM and rated at 240 bhp, which powers a Hamilton jet drive capable of giving a maximum speed of 32 knots.
The operation was undertaken within budget and included trials in the Colne Estuary to meet the operational requirement of the equipment. This was followed by customer trials in Portsmouth, which were undertaken to their total satisfaction.
Urgent repairs to the main propulsion engine of HMS Echo were carried out by a Senior Service Engineer from Eurotex International Ltd after the vessel put in to a Vietnamese port.
Operational problems with the fuel injection system were diagnosed and corrected, enabling the ship to continue its duties with the minimum of delay.
Eurotex International Ltd has supplied a further large batch of factory overhauled, tested and certified Valenta cylinder heads to its American based partner, Viking Incorporated.
The cylinder heads will support the service exchange programme that Viking has developed and perfected with its customers, which has resulted in dramatic improvements in turnaround time and vessel downtime.
Instead of having to wait many weeks for a new cylinder head, Viking’s customers benefit from the ex-stock service exchange programme, which can enable vessels to be re-deployed within a day. The quality of the unit is not compromised and the scheme is also extremely cost-effective.