Machinery Survey

Scope of machinery survey

Our pre-purchase surveys include the machinery, associated systems and running gear. Identification, condition, operation and performance on trial. Independent marine mechanics for high performance common rail diesels and EFI petrol engines. 

  • identification, cylinders and capacity
  • make, model, serial numbers, hours
  • kilowatt, metric horsepower / rpm rating
  • controls and neutral safety switch
  • tachometer, temp, volt, oil, boost pressures
  • shaft drive mounts, glands, bearings, alignment
  • seacocks, strainer, grating, hoses and clamps
  • exhaust design, waterlift, muffler and hose
  • heat exchanger, coolant, thermostat, hoses
  • steering, coupling alignment and propellers
  • fire suppression, fuel and air vent shutoff
  • natural aspiration/turbocharged/aftercooled
  • service history, including seawater service
  • electronic controls, cruise, troll, idle modes
  • fuel tanks, fillers and vents, filters, valves
  • sail/stern/pod drives, mounts, bearings, seals
  • heat exchanger, oil, fuel and aftercoolers
  • manifolds, risers, transom assemblies
  • natural ventilation or AC/DC blowers
  • auxiliary bilge, fire and hydraulic pumps
  • structural fire protection for commercial
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Operation and performance on trial

  • location, duration, weather, sea conditions
  • oils and coolant verified prior to cold start
  • fuel, oil, coolant, seawater or exhaust leaks
  • hull, shafts, propellers and load condition
  • idle rpm, oil pressure and exhaust emission
  • WOT temp, oil and turbo boost pressures

Independent mechanics analysis

  • computer analysis of electronic fuel injected
  • common rail diesels and petrol engines
  • cylinder compression test and oil analysis
  • manometer and exhaust emission analysis