Repair of Damaged Engine Block

RA Power Solutions was recently approached by a diesel power plant based in South America having Wartsila 12V32 and Wartsila 18V32 diesel generating sets.

Broken Engine Block of Wartsila Diesel Engine
Broken Engine Block of Wartsila Diesel Engine

A serious accident took place due to failure of cylinder liner resulting in to the damage of various parts including lower and upper engine block of Wartsila 18V32 engine. On investigation by RA Power Solutions technicians it was observed that upper and lower engine block suffered severe multiple cracks measuring to total 2900 mm in length and  damage of casting into small pieces measuring 300 X 460 mm.

Casting Piece Given Profile as per Damaged Engine Block
Casting Piece Given Profile as per Damaged Engine Block

Various options were discussed and it was decided to replace the lower and upper crankcase. The cost of replacement of damage lower and upper engine block of Wartsila 18V 32 was exorbitant with a delivery period of 9 months. RA Power Solutions proposed to repair the multiple cracks and damaged portion by metal stitching and metal locking process. This is a cold process of crack repair and has been followed by our technicians in number of installations all over the world during our service to the industry for last four decades

Special Metal Locks and Keys Used in Metal Stitching Process
Special Metal Locks and Keys Used in Metal Stitching Process

The damaged portion of the engine block was given a discipline profile and new piece of casting having similar metallurgical properties as of the parent material was placed and metal stitched using the latest design of metal stitching locks and keys. The multiple cracks were properly marked by our technicians using the latest MPI equipment to identify the cracks. The multiple cracks were also repaired by metal stitching and metal locking process.

Special Keys Used in Metal Stitching
Special Keys Used in Metal Stitching

RA Power Solutions also undertook the onsite grinding of crankshaft which got damaged due to accident and re-assembled the engine in 16 days time. All these repairs were conducted in-house with the onsite portable equipments which were carried to the site by the technicians. Perhaps no other company in the world can offer all repair services under the same roof.

The engine is performing satisfactory.

RA Power Solutions specializes in cast iron repairs, utilizes advance metal stitching and metal locking processes that are ideal and most suited for this type of crack repair.

RA Power Solutions takes the pride to announce that in our four decades of experience, we were able to save millions of dollars of end users by undertaking the onsite repairs of damaged parts avoiding the  expenses towards the cost of new parts which are exorbitantly priced with long delivery.

Meta Stitching Of Engine Block is in Process
Metal Stitching Of Engine Block is in Process

 

Repair of Damaged Engine Block by RA Power Technician
Repair of Damaged Engine Block by RA Power Technician

We have a dedicated team to undertake the repair of crack and damaged engine components. It is possible to undertake metal stitching and metal locking for repairs of crack on a moving vessel.

Repair of Engine Block by Metal Stitching/Metal Locking
Repair of Engine Block by Metal Stitching/Metal Locking While Vessel is Sailing

Technicians can join the vessel in short time as they carry seaman passport. As an Indian company we are respected for our sincerity, experience and lowest cost.

For more information, please email us on info@rapowersolutions.com

Lock and Stitch Cast Iron Repair by RA Power Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Repair of cracks developed in commonly used industrial castings and metal is possible to repair by cold method called lock and stitch. It is also known as metal stitching and metal locking. In case of cast iron equipments and parts damaged in to pieces.

Crack Repair by Lock and Stitch Method
Crack Repair by Lock and Stitch Method

RA Power Solutions Pvt. Ltd. undertakes repair by lock and stitch process which is cold method as no heat is generated. Crack repair by lock and stitch method in cast iron is proved to be of great success in comparison to the crack repair by welding.

In case of critical cast iron components like engine block, main journal housings, cylinder heads, turbine casings crack repair by metal stitching is highly recommended as it does not develop any misalignment of the casting or shrinkage. We undertake crack repair of cast iron for last more than 37 years on time, within budget and with experienced technicians.

Cast iron repair by metal stitching and metal locking process have following main advantages

I) Repair of broken casting or crack developed in casting irrespective of its length is possible on site without dismantling the equipment.

II) Saves replacement of parts or equipments in totality and reduces downtime.

III) Cast iron repair by metal stitching and metal locking is the only process which restores strength in cast iron beyond the original casting.

IV) Metal stitching and metal locking is the only method known to be successful in replacing of the large pieces of broken casting with new piece.

V) Metal stitching and metal locking is the process which caters to heavy industry.

RA Power Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is the only company which can undertake crack repair by Lock and stitch method while vessel is sailing.

Complete Piece Replaced by New Casting
Complete Piece Replaced by New Casting
Engine Block of MAN Diesel Engine Broken Ito Pieces
Engine Block of MAN Diesel Engine Broken Ito Pieces

 

Metal Stitching of Forging Press - Crack Measuring 230 inches
Metal Stitching of Forging Press – Crack Measuring 230 inches
Repair of Engine Block of Yanmar Engine on Vessel
Repair of Engine Block of Yanmar Engine on Vessel

Metal Stitching of Crack Casting

In case of crack developed in casting of mechanical equipments the repair of metal stitching and metal locking is proved to be the best and successful process. In case of engine block and turbine casings, heavy castings is used in mechanical equipments. It is quite difficult to replace them due to cost, time factor and interchangeability issue.

Metal Locking of Wartsila Diesel Engine
Metal Locking of Wartsila Diesel Engine

The repair of cracks by metal stitching and metal locking is a cold process. No heat is generated and the same original profile is maintained. In case of cracks developed in housing of engine block, the crack repaired by metal locking and metal stitching is highly recommended as there is no distortion in the central line of the housing takes place.

Metal Stitching of Jenbacher Engine Block
Metal Stitching of Jenbacher Engine Block
Metal Stitching of Jenbacher Engine Block Under Process
Metal Stitching of Jenbacher Engine Block Under Process

RA Power Solutions have experienced technicians to undertake metal stitching and metal locking process with guarantee.