Machinery Survey

Pre-purchase surveys include the main engines and generators. Identification and condition during the in water survey, operation and performance on trial.  We work with marine mechanics for high performance engines, analysis and testing of electronic fuel injected common rail diesels and petrol engines.  

Scope of our machinery report includes:

  • 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,
  • seawater valves, strainer, grating and pump,
  • exhaust design, waterlift, muffler, hose & tube.
  • heat exchanger, coolant, thermostat, hoses,
  • steering, coupling alignment and propellers,
  • fire suppression, fuel and air vent shutoff,
  • naturally aspirated, turbocharged, aftercooled,
  • specification and date of manufacture,
  • service history, including seawater service,
  • electronic control for cruise, troll, idle modes,
  • fuel tanks, capacity, fillers, vents, filters, valves,
  • sail/stern/pod drive, mounts, bearings, seals,
  • heat exchanger, oil, fuel and after coolers,
  • manifolds, risers, transom assemblies,
  • natural ventilation or AC/DC blowers
  • auxiliary bilge, fire, hydraulic, compressors
  • and structural fire protection for commercial.

Operation and performance on trial includes:

  • 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 and testing

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