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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:35 pm

I have hardly had time to participate in the forum for awhile now, between work and summer classes, my time is very limited.

Anyhow, I got back on shore sunday night from a crack repair job for EPL East Bay on a platform ear the mouth of the Mississippi. The crack was in the exhaust port of a V 250 gas engine. I've never brought a camera on a job, but I got some pictures with my phone. I figure the yall may like to see how massive these engines are.

Questios are welcome.
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Part of the crack. went through the water jacket. Water came in the cylinder=bad things
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looking from the one we worked on to the other 3 in the building
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sitting on top the exhaust pipe, waiting for "big john" and wayne (the mechanics) to pull some head studs out so we could work
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one of the 2 turbos on the engine. about 4' in diameter
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looking at the cylinder with the liner and piston removed. and theres big john. ever heard the song?
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hydraulics nightmare
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4 pumps on one side (picture is sideways) theres 4 on the other side too
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a look at the engine building from the control room
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the piston on the opposing side of the block
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you can see 4 of the compressors
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part of the power head, the air box opening and part of the cylinder
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looking down at the crankshaft
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:43 pm

That is one massive engine! :shock:
LOL the pic with "Big John" looks like an elf mechanic.
That one's my favorite.
They use gas or diesel? 8)
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:50 pm

So can I take it you repair industrial engines/compressors for a living?
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Unread postAuthor: Davidvaini » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:54 pm

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Very impressive, no plumber's crack and the shirt is even tucked in!
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:00 pm

starman wrote:So can I take it you repair industrial engines/compressors for a living?


Pretty much. I work for a company called Partco, and we do service pumps, egines, compressors. Whether its crack repair, alignment, bore checking, and we are a full service machine shop. Although I go out in the field, its as an assistant. This was a metal locking and cold weldig job. I went with a older guy ad I've been learning the process over the past year. I don't work there full time though. I'm at LSU for Mechanical Engineering. I work there summers, after school, and every holiday I can manage. It doesn't pay as well as the plants, but after a 4 or 5 16's, its a decent paycheck.

That is one massive engine!
LOL the pic with "Big John" looks like an elf mechanic.
That one's my favorite.
They use gas or diesel?


natural gas

Very impressive, no plumber's crack and the shirt is even tucked in!


Haha he's the exception. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:32 am

Thats one hell of a big piston in there :D
What is the whole machine for?
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:57 pm

Those are some huge engines! What kind of horsepower are those things putting out?
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:22 pm

What kinda platform are you out on near the mouth of the Mississippi? What are these engines powering? What make are they? What kinda puller pulls the cylinder liner out? (probly hydrolic) What kinda press presses the liner back in? Are we there yet?
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:53 pm

that was some huge things!

me like the turbo and the BIG bore :D:D:D

V 250 :shock: HP and torque? :D:D
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:42 pm

jrrdw wrote:What kinda platform are you out on near the mouth of the Mississippi? What are these engines powering? What make are they? What kinda puller pulls the cylinder liner out? (probly hydrolic) What kinda press presses the liner back in? Are we there yet?


It was more of an island than a platform. It was basically all the levels of a large platform broken down into several stations, some land based, some out in the water. I believe this station's main function was to bring oil and natural gas in from the gulf platforms (keeping pressure in the pipelines). It was the biggest station I've been on so far, and the operators were arguing whether they should be selling 4 or 5 million gallons (whether that is a week, month, I'm not sure) The engine is a Cooper Bessemer V 250. I wouldnt be suprised if it was made in the early 60's. The liner isn't quit a snug of a fit as you're probably thinking. Now, it ain't exactly rattling around in there, but it just drops in and is held in by the head studs.


As far as horsepower, I honestly don't know. I do know its in the thousands though. Also, the engine "redlines" at 720 rpm.

These engines drive compressors and pumps. You can see them in some of the pictures. They mount to the side of the block and are driven straight from the crankshaft
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:56 pm

that is relatively riddiculous........

i didnt know there were engines in the world that were that big!!!!!

any videos of it in operation? id like to see this.....
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:06 pm

I didt take any, theres really not much to see besided the flywheel spinning. Its about 8ft in diameter. Its alot like watching a car engine run, not much to see.

However, I walked over to the one that was running to check out the flywheel and decided to take my earplugs out. Bad idea. With the turbo whine and the deafening sound of the damn thing just running, it was actually a little intimidating, not to mention painful.
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:16 pm

hmm.... i wonder if i could hook myself up with a turbocharger that big....... would make an AMAZING turbojet.......
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:19 pm

VH_man wrote:hmm.... i wonder if i could hook myself up with a turbocharger that big....... would make an AMAZING turbojet.......


you would need a mighty big leaf blower to spool it up... :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:51 pm

Show that to the next guy who brags about his Hummer 8)
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