Primary Benefits of Reconditioning Marine Engine Components

Blog | November 21st, 2022

The transportation industry plays a vital role in transporting goods around the world, making it possible for manufacturing, retail, and other sectors to thrive. The same industry also handles the movement of people from one place to another, ensuring that tourism can flourish.

One mode of transportation that can be advantageous here in Australia is water. The import and export of products in the country have benefited from ships, sailboats, and other marine vessels. These things have also helped in moving people from one area to another. But to ensure that the marine vessels can carry out these functions effectively, their marine engines should be assessed and maintained regularly.

Key Components of Marine Engines 

Marine engines ensure that ships and boats can move across waters conveniently. They are often comprised of the following components to make them function effectively.

• Bedplate: A bedplate is comprised of two parallel girders that run across the engine and are connected to transverse girders. The primary purpose of the bedplate is to support the weight and handle the fluctuating forces of the engine.

• Crankshaft: The crankshaft is often made from durable materials so it can handle high torsion and fluctuating bending and shear stress without expecting any damage. It intends to convert the connecting rod’s oscillating motion or the piston’s reciprocating motion to the shaft’s rotary motion.

• Camshaft: A camshaft is made of cams with a separate set of lubrication. It intends to operate the inlet, exhaust, and fuel injector.

• Piston: A piston is a component made from a crown and skirt. Its primary purpose is to convert the expanding gases’ force during combustion into mechanical energy. It transforms the energy provided by the flywheel under fluctuating mechanical and thermal stress.

• Piston Rings: Piston rings are often made from alloy cast iron integrated with chromium, nickel, and other durable materials. They aim to seal the combustion chamber to prevent leakage of the combustion gases. These piston rings can also help in transferring heat between the piston and the liner while controlling lubrication.

Some more components of marine engines are connecting rods, cylinder heads, and turbochargers. They ensure that the ships and boats can move across the waters without expecting any failures or mishaps.

Reconditioning Engine Components

These marine engine components are expected to work for a long time, especially if they are still new. But as time passes, they may have to be reconditioned to keep them working. Reconditioning is the servicing of marine engine components by restoring them, allowing them to operate as good as the new ones. This type of servicing can ensure that the marine engine components can boast similar performance, dimensions, specifications, quality, service life, and warranty as the new ones.

Reconditioning involves the replacement of worn components. Hence, functional parts are expected to remain on marine engines. Upon the replacement of the parts, the marine engines are then tested to make sure that they will work like brand new. Once everything is set, the marine engines can be installed and used again. The use of these engines can help eliminate the need for buying new, more expensive engines that often require complicated paperwork.

If you want to recondition your marine engine, you can contact us at Wildon Engineering.

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