We were recently tasked with the fuel pump overhaul of the ex-Russian trawler “Desert Diamond”, an old SKL engine designed early during the cold war period.
The old mechanical governor was in bad shape and the spares were not available in the short time before the vessel had to sail.
Our team got to work, overhauled the fuel pump and fitted a new state of the art Woodward digital electronic governor system.
In the space of one week a complete system comprising governor, actuator, and power supply with redundancy was designed and built into a standard metal cabinet. In the cabinet door are control lamps and switches which are simple and easy to use.
All installed on board and commissioned as a turnkey project.
A cost effective solution with a marked improvement in performance resulting in better fuel economy, supplied ex stock in Cape Town.