Certified Marine Surveyors & consultants
Our engine survey consists of a visual inspection and a seatrial.
During our visual inspection we assess the following components:
- Engine serial number(s)
- Operating hours
- Engine position and installation
- Oil & coolant levels
- Raw water pump & circuit
- Exhaust system
- Engine mounts
- Air/fuel/oil filters
- V-belts & pulleys
- Fuel system
- Coolant system
- Alternator & starter motor
- Transmission serial nº, oil level, ratio & installation
- Electrical installation
- Leaks of any kind
- Stern gland/seal or stern assembly
- Shaft alignment
- Overall cosmetic condition.
During a seatrial, we assess the overall performance and functioning of the propulsion system visually and auditory at different load intervals (including maximum load) and courses. In addition and if required, with the help of advanced equipment we carry out various temperature and pressure measurements.
During the seatrial we check the following components:
- Starting procedure & condition of the batteries
- Gauges and instrument panel(s)
- Oil pressures / coolant temperatures
- Vibrations of any kind
- Exhaust system & possible smoke emissions
- Engine supports
- Engine compartment temperature
- Leaks of any kind
- Maximum rated rpm
- Monitoring performance at different loads (including full) & courses.
The engine inspection includes a written report in which the readings, findings & recommendations of the inspected components are listed.
If after the inspection there are grounds for further investigation, then the inspection can be extended with a lubricating oil & fuel analysis, engine diagnostics & history and compression test.
However, on powerful diesel engines with dedicated service schemes, we co-operate with the engine manufacturer official service agent to conduct the inspection and to supply engine diagnostics & history with specialized manufacturers equipment & corresponding software.
The results of this inspection will be included in our report.