Machinery Survey

Our marine surveys include the main engines and generators. We identify the make and condition during an in water survey. And we observe the operation and performance during a sea trial.  Our work is done with qualified mechanics to test the electronic fuel injection, diesel and petrol engines.

Scope of our machinery survey report

  • Identification, cylinders and capacity
  • Make, model, serial numbers, hours
  • Kilowatt, metric horsepower / rpm rating
  • Morse controls and neutral safety switch
  • Tachometer, temp, volt, oil, boost pressures
  • Shaft drive mounts, seals, glands, bearings
  • Seawater valves, strainer, rose, pump
  • Exhaust design, waterlift, muffler, hose/tube
  • Heat exchanger, coolant, thermostat, hoses
  • Steering, coupling alignment and propellers
  • Fire suppression, emergency fuel & vent
  • Natural or turbocharged, aftercooled
  • Specification and date of manufacture
  • Service history, including seawater service
  • Electronic control for cruise, troll, idle modes
  • Fuel tank, capacity, fillers, vents, filters
  • Sail/stern/pod drive, mount, bearings, seals
  • Heat exchanger, oil, fuel and aftercoolers
  • Manifolds, risers, transom assemblies
  • Natural ventilation or AC/DC blowers
  • Auxiliary bilge, fire, hydraulic, compressors
  • Structural fire protection, commercial boats

Operation and performance on sea trial

  • Location, duration, weather, sea conditions
  • Oils and coolant verified prior to cold start
  • Fuel, oil, coolant, seawater or exhaust leaks
  • Hull, shafts, propeller and load condition.
  • Idle rpm, oil pressure and exhaust emission
  • WOT temp, oil and turbo boost pressure

Independent mechanical analysis

  • Computer analysis electronic fuel injection
  • Common rail diesel, and petrol engines
  • Cylinder compression test and oil analysis
  • Manometer and exhaust emission analysis