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Con Rod Failure on MAN B&W 2 Stroke



A Con Rod on this engine failed at the change of section due to a flaw in the material. The result was a wrecked engine.

The following sequence of photos show the damage followed by the removal of the engine from the ship.



The Broken con rod


Close up of Fatigue failure



Smashed Piston Crown


Con Rod and Piston Rod Doing Banana Impressions


Smashed Diaphragm Plate


Attaching Slings

Lifting Entablature


Lifting Out Con Rods

Attaching Slings to Frame Prior to Lifting


Attaching Slings to Crankshaft

Lifting Crankshaft


Above and Right: Bedplate Being Lifted From Ship


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