LATEST NEWS DEC 2020

Latest news from Diesel and Marine Group

Parker particle detection equipment
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.
smashed piston from a Dorman 8SETCA2
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
A ship running on ammonia fuel cells
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
Mark Wilson of Lincoln Diesels carrying out engine reconditioning work
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
cat fines damage to scale
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
Latest Daido bearings
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
Parker, Ferrous-Wear-Meter
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
Original hardback copy of 'One hundred years of good company'
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.
Gali air starters
Simplex-Turbulo is the stockist and agent for Gali, a Spanish company that was formed nearly 70 years ago. We currently supply six models of Gali air starter and each type is renowned for its robustness, low air consumption and high-speed. Most air compressors fitted to vessels produced compressed air at
Simplex-Turbulo, platform-supply-vessel
Simplex-Turbulo has recently received an appreciative thank you from the Fletcher Group, for an urgent late evening sales request that was dealt with immediately by Rita Semaka from our sales team. The order was completed and then shipped the following day: a testament to the commitment of our staff, to
Dorman L145BP
1958 Dorman L145BP generator is the “strongest ever built” according to Zimbabwean business owner of Harare-based Veldemeers Exquisite Belgian Chocolate. It is not very often that Dorman Diesels receives enquiries from Zimbabwean-Belgian fine chocolate manufacturers. A recent email from a business owner requesting a water pump for a 1958 Dorman
Ruston & Hornsby
As 2019 was drawing to a close, Lincoln Diesels came to the rescue to help a stricken South African farmer and his seized Ruston and Hornsby 6YDA engine. Although it was originally built in 1959, this 6YDA is a critical power source in the production of animal feed on his
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With focus and innovation, the maritime industry is systematically addressing its impact on long-term environmental concerns, with much change taking place in the next decade. Regulations are expanding out into the open sea amid lower sulphur emissions and tighter controls on wastewater management. With this in mind, can operators with
Wärtsilä
On a recent ferry crossing from Livorno to Olbia in Sardinia, I was interested to discover that our vessel (the MS Cruise Ausonia) is powered by a series of four Wärtsilä 46 12V46C diesel engines. It seems appropriate that this fast, modern vessel, should be powered by one of the
Simplex-Turbulo at IMPA London 2019
With IMPA London 2019 only a stone’s throw from the hive of activity taking place around Whitehall surrounding Brexit, it is impossible to ignore the future of an industry that by its very nature is reliant on cross-border trade and operations. With a large attendance of European delegates, the mood
example of oceanic microplastics
As a supplier and promoter of smart technologies that mitigate the impact of micoplastics on the marine environment, Simplex-Turbulo is proud to support the Big Blue Ocean Cleanup (BBOC) Ocean Protection Project. The list of products supplied by Simplex-Turbulo includes ballast water management systems, condition monitoring equipment and oil filtration
In addition to the fast-approaching 2020 sulphur cap of 0.5%, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has set a 2024 D-2 standard deadline requirement for the correct discharge of ballast water. The IMO outlines the details for complying with the Ballast Water Management Convention in the infographic below: The IMO states
Staff enjoying lunch at the Wherwell Headquarters.
From Newcastle to Spain, Lincoln to Germany, Wherwell to Poland, Diesel and Marine Group welcomed its staff from all across the UK and Europe to its headquarters last week. This was the first time that some staff had met each other face to face, a process that can prove difficult
Andy Fenn delivering MAN L32/40 engine training to staff at Lincoln Diesels
Following a recent training course in the company workshop facilities, Lincoln Diesels maintains and extends its specialist knowledge of the MAN L32/40 land-based diesel engine. This makes Lincoln Diesels one of very few suppliers and service companies to know this engine inside and out. Training was delivered courtesy of Andy
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Simplex-Turbulo welcomes Åge S. Wågene and positions itself as the authorised distributor for Wågene Purifiner technology in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal and Poland. Simplex-Turbulo is delighted to become the authorised distributor for Wågene Purifiner technology in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal and Poland. Our advancement into this
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“Minus 15 degrees Celsius or more can be commonplace in January and that is without wind chill”: how our service engineers cope with extreme cold. Although much of northern Europe enjoyed the hottest February on record only several weeks ago, temperatures that plummeted to minus 17 degrees Celsius were presenting
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A popular expression in recent times has been “strength lies in differences, not similarities” and although this may sound contrary (and possibly a little hackneyed), it is acknowledged that national and cultural differences do contribute positively to the workplace. Diesel and Marine Group is also contrary, in that it defies
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Sourcing quality OEM parts from a trusted manufacturer is critical, but, in the case of pistons, simply knowing that the particular part has been made by an approved manufacturer is not enough. The engine builder may well approach up to three separate manufacturers with a basic specification to which the
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Vessel emissions rival plastic waste as an environmental hazard to marine environments In addition to the problems identified with rising levels of plastic waste in our oceans, vessel emissions have now become an environmental issue of equal impact and the rules are changing rapidly. In 2020, a new air pollution
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Help protect your engine against the hidden dangers of soot and other impurities in lubricating oil We know that oil is the life-blood of the engine and that longevity and maximum efficiency depend upon clean oil and regular maintenance. At present, operators are caught between ever tightening environmental legislation that
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Diesel and Marine Group is pleased to welcome Alvin Poon as Asia Pacific Sales Manager. A specialist in marine engineering with a period spent in the armed services, Alvin has had a varied career which started in 1998 and includes more than ten years of service to MAN Diesel &
Lincoln Diesels, Simplex Turbulo
After the success of SMM 2018 last September, it was time for Diesel and Marine Group to focus its attention on progressing operations in South American markets. In early December 2018, Adrian Patterson of Diesel and Marine Group joined its South American representative Carlos Lobos, on a visit to the
Lincoln Diesels, Simplex Turbulo
Problems with sacrificial ICCP (Impressed Current Cathodic Protection) systems Ships that are fitted with ICCP systems (whereby a metal that requires protection is bonded to an easily corroded ‘sacrificial’ metal) are vulnerable to propeller shaft bearing corrosion. This is because rotating shafts are electrically insulated from the hull by a combination
Lincoln Diesels, Simplex Turbulo
The search for new biofuels, producing biodiesel from tallow Biodiesel can easily be produced from tallow (a rendered form of beef or mutton fat) in processes similar to plant oils. Tallow is referred to in the bible, yet it is most relevant today in the quest for biofuels that don’t
Dorman Diesels, Lincoln Diesels
Dorman Diesels artwork and marketing material With the help of Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History (a fantastic resource for historical information on British manufacturing and industry) we have recently uncovered a rich seam of Dorman Diesels artwork and marketing material from the early twentieth century. Below are a series

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