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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

 

Crosshead

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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