RA Power solutions have been undertaking repair & maintenance of heavy equipment in industries, power plants and diesel engines installed on the vessel for the last more than 4 decades.
We have experienced that in spite of following the rigid maintenance schedule mentioned in the maintenance manual of the manufacturer serious accidents do take place breaking the casing of the engine, compressor, Heavy engineering equipment into pieces or developing multiple cracks.
RA Power Solutions recommended repair of damaged cast iron casting, Aluminium bronze components by metal lock / metal stitching process having following advantages:
i) The main advantage of repair of damaged or cracked engine block by metal lock / metal stitching process is that it is cold method of repair and no heat is generated.
ii) No distortion in the profile or the shape of the engine block or casing takes place which is common in case the crack repair in the engine block is undertaken by welding.
iii) Metal lock / metal stitching process of crack repair can be performed on site avoiding the high cost associated with dis assembly of the equipment and transporting it to the designated workshop for repair. Metal stitching can be done in a limited space available.
iv) It is proven that the crack repair of engine block, cast iron casting, Aluminium and bronze components restore its original strength and is even successful for water tight and gas tight repairs.
v) We have experienced that engine block repaired by metal lock / metal stitching process do not lose their profile or shape, In most of the cases engine blocks do not require any machining.
RA Power Solutions have successfully executed repair of more than three thousand crack, damaged and rejected engine blocks, compressor casing, heavy equipment etc all over the world and have saved million of dollars for the shipping & general industries.
We strongly recommend repair of cracked or damaged components by metal lock / metal stitching process.
The application for the repair of cracks by metal stitching and metal locking process are many and cover a broad range as following:
i) Repair of heavy equipment, large earth moving machinery, mining equipment.
ii) Repair of Alternator casing, turbine, Turbocharger,cylinder head and all rotating equipment.
iii) Repair of cracked or damaged engine block.
iv) Bed Plate ( crankcase repair)
We have also undertaken successfully crack repair in aluminium Piston and heavy duty cylinder liner as a temporary measure successfully & guaranteed repair of all heavy engineering components manufactured out of cast iron, aluminium or bronze.
We have been regularly undertaking repair of engine blocks, compressors, turbochargers, and all cast iron, bronze, aluminium for following makes of engines:-
Volvo Penta SKL
We have been regularly executing the repairs in Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua etc.
This blog is written by Mr. Raj Shahani (Managing Director of RA Power Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.).
Mr. Shahani is a highly experienced business leader with rich experience of more than 40 years in the field of Power, Heavy and Shipping industry. He is Technical Adviser to many shipping and heavy industries across the globe.