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MAN B&W Diesel A/S

SL99-374/OW
November 1999

Service Letter

Service Letters in Electronic Form


Action Code: COMMERCIAL
Dear Sirs,
MAN B&W Diesel has issued more than 360 Service Letters since these were introduced in 1968. Our current practice is to send the Service Letters in paper form to the
owners, whereafter the owners decide on forwarding the Service Letters to their ships.
We have now decided to offer our Service Letters on electronic media e-mail as a
replacement for or supplement to the normal paper version.
This will enable owners/managers to distribute electronically to both their technical
organisation and to the vessels, which will make the distribution procedure quicker and
cheaper.
If you want to take advantage of this new facility, please complete and return the
enclosed sheet to MAN B&W Diesel, fax No. +45 33 851049.
We have furthermore made a CD-ROM containing all valid Service Letters. This CDROM costs DKK 500,- and can be ordered from our Diesel Service Department.
Yours faithfully,
MAN B&W Diesel A/S

Carl-Erik Egeberg

Otto Winkel

Encl.
HEAD OFFICE (& Postal address)
Teglholmsgade 41
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 16592 manbw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 30
E-mail: manbw@manbw.dk
http://www.manbw.dk

DIESEL SERVICE
Teglholmsgade 41
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 31197 manbw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 49
E-mail: diesel-service@manbw.dk

PRODUCTION
Teglholmsgade 35
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 19023 manfw dk
Telex: 19042 manfw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 17
E-mail: manufacturing/copenhagen@manbw.dk

FORWARDING
Teglholmsgade 35
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 19023 manfw dk
Telex: 19042 manfw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 16

MAN B&W Diesel A/S


Denmark
Reg.No.: 24 231

To: MAN B&W Diesel A/S


Diesel Service Dept.
Teglholmsgade 41
DK-2450 Copenhagen
Denmark
Fax: +45 33 85 10 49

Service Letters
We would like to receive future Service Letters issued by MAN B&W Diesel,
Copenhagen, in electronic form:
As a supplement to the usual paper-version
As a replacement for the paper-version
We wish to receive the Service Letters via the following e-mail address (which should
not be a personal mailbox, but the companys official e-mail address, as it may be
used also for communicating other information):

Date
This application form was sent by
Name of company
Name of signatory/dept.
Companys postal address

Country
Telephone No.
Telefax No.

Signature

MAN B&W Diesel A/S

Service Letter

SL99-373/ERO
October 1999

Crankcase Relief Valve


Action Code: CASUALTY
Dear Sirs
In recent years there have been a few cases where a crankcase explosion has
resulted in injury to personnel who have been burnt by flames in the engine room.
To increase the safety of personnel in the engine room we have, in cooperation with
manufacturers of relief valves, initiated a comprehensive development programme for
improving the flame arrester function of the crankcase relief valves.
Various types of relief valves have been tested together with the manufacturers and
with the attendance of Classification Societies.
As a result of experience and the above mentioned development work, the
Classification Societies are now, under the auspices of IACS, considering new, more
stringent requirements for their approval of relief valves.
As the implementation of such new and more stringent requirements will minimise the
risk of personnel being injured if a crankcase explosion should occur, MAN B&W
Diesel has already introduced the new specification as a standard requirement.
Some Classification Societies now specify that the flame arresters in the crankcase
relief valves must always be replaced after a crankcase explosion. This point has also
been included in our standard requirement, and if a crankcase explosion has occurred
on one of your engines, it is therefore recommended that the flame arrester and, for
some valve types, the complete valve, is replaced.

HEAD OFFICE (& Postal address)


Teglholmsgade 41
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 16592 manbw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 30
E-mail: manbw@manbw.dk
http://www.manbw.dk

DIESEL SERVICE
Teglholmsgade 41
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 31197 manbw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 49
E-mail: diesel-service@manbw.dk

PRODUCTION
Teglholmsgade 35
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 19023 manfw dk
Telex: 19042 manfw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 17
E-mail: manufacturing/copenhagen@manbw.dk

FORWARDING
Teglholmsgade 35
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 19023 manfw dk
Telex: 19042 manfw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 16

MAN B&W Diesel A/S


Denmark
Reg.No.: 24 231

When ordering new parts, please inform us of engine type, the number of cylinders,
the maker of the existing relief valves, and the type and number of each size.
For enquiries regarding the replacement or modification of relief valves, please
contact the engine builder or MAN B&W Diesel.

Yours faithfully,
MAN B&W Diesel A/S

Carl-Erik Egeberg

Erik Ohlsen

MAN B&W Diesel A/S

Service Letter

SL99-372/OW
October 1999

Year-2000 Emergency Precautions


Action Code: COMMERCIAL
Dear Sirs
We have evaluated the possibilities for assistance in the unlikely event that the
Millennium change will lead to unexpected problems.
As we have already informed you, we have audited our internal systems and do not
foresee any interruptions in the service we normally offer with regard to spare parts
and technical service. However, external factors outside our control, such as electricity
supplies, transportation, etc., might still disturb the service.
We expect that in the event any problems should occur, these will be of a short duration and will hardly be worldwide. With a view to such a situation, we would like to
bring the facilities of our worldwide organisation to mind, especially our service centres
in Singapore and Dubai where spare parts stocks are available.
In all events we find it prudent to ensure that spare parts planned for use in the
beginning of January 2000 are ordered and onboard before mid-December 1999.
A satellite communication facility will be established at MAN B&W Diesel in Copenhagen, through which we will be able to assist with technical advice if all other
communication channels fail in the Copenhagen area. This facility will be open from
31 December 1999 and until any communication problems due to the Millennium
change have been overcome. Further information is available on the Internet at
www.manbw.dk.

HEAD OFFICE (& Postal address)


Teglholmsgade 41
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 16592 manbw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 30
E-mail: manbw@manbw.dk
http://www.manbw.dk

DIESEL SERVICE
Teglholmsgade 41
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 31197 manbw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 49
E-mail: diesel-service@manbw.dk

PRODUCTION
Teglholmsgade 35
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 19023 manfw dk
Telex: 19042 manfw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 17
E-mail: manufacturing/copenhagen@manbw.dk

FORWARDING
Teglholmsgade 35
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 19023 manfw dk
Telex: 19042 manfw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 16

MAN B&W Diesel A/S


Denmark
Reg.No.: 24 231

The number of this facility will be:

+870 76 16 68 455
Details of the worldwide MAN B&W organisation can be found in the booklet
MAN B&W Diesel and Turbocharger Service Worldwide 99 or on the Internet at
www.manbw.dk.

Yours faithfully,
MAN B&W Diesel A/S

Otto Winkel

MAN B&W Diesel A/S

Service Letter

SL99-370/MIJ
September 1999

26 98MC/MC-C/MC-S Engines
Reconditioning of Cylinder Liners
Dear Sirs,
We have recently experienced some cases of cylinder liner scuffing (heavy cylinder
wear) especially on the K80MC and K90MC engines.
Honing the cylinder liners has only proved successful in some cases, and we have
experienced that scuffing often re-occurs in units which have been honed. One
reason is that no general honing guidelines have previously been specified with
respect to large bore two-stroke engines.
Consequently, in cooperation with the Swedish company Chris-Marine, we have
prepared a reconditioning instruction, with the aim of assisting our customers in
achieving a qualified process for the reconditioning of cylinder liners in the event of
scuffing trouble and/or worn cylinder liners. The instruction is available from our
Technical Service Dept. upon request.
Expectations
We expect that the procedure will:
increase the lifetime of cylinder liners
increase the time between overhauls
Yours faithfully,
MAN B&W Diesel A/S

Carl-Erik Egeberg
HEAD OFFICE (& Postal address)
Teglholmsgade 41
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 16592 manbw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 30
E-mail: manbw@manbw.dk
http://www.manbw.dk

DIESEL SERVICE
Teglholmsgade 41
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 31197 manbw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 49
E-mail: diesel-service@manbw.dk

Uffe Mikkelsen

PRODUCTION
Teglholmsgade 35
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 19023 manfw dk
Telex: 19042 manfw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 17
E-mail: manufacturing/copenhagen@manbw.dk

FORWARDING
Teglholmsgade 35
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 19023 manfw dk
Telex: 19042 manfw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 16

MAN B&W Diesel A/S


Denmark
Reg.No.: 24 231

MAN B&W Diesel A/S

Service Letter

SL99-369/OW
September 1999

Service Activities in Korea


Action Code: COMMERCIAL
Dear Sirs
We have the pleasure of informing you that we have granted the company of
D.S.K. Co., Ltd., Pusan, a licence to carry out reconditioning of parts for MAN B&W
two-stroke engines.
D.S.K. Co., Ltd. is now an active part of the worldwide organisation of MAN B&W
Diesel Service, which includes 20 Diesel Service Centres and 52 Authorized Repair
Shops. This organisation enables you to obtain technically correct assistance and
repairs, as well as original spare parts deliveries all over the world.
To contact D.S.K., please use the following address:
D.S.K. Co., Ltd.
Teleph.:
141-61, 3Ka Namhang-dong
Telefax:
Youngdo-ku, Pusan
E-mail:
Korea
Att.: Mr. I.J. Cho, Director, Workshop Div.

+82 51 417 7800


+82 51 417 7833
dskorea@ppp.kornet21.net

We also have the pleasure to inform you that Mr. Klaus Raahauge has been
appointed resident superintendent engineer at our new Service Centre in Pusan,
Korea.
Mr. Raahauge has a wealth of experience in servicing MAN B&W main and auxiliary
diesel engines, both from our head office in Copenhagen and from a number of our
service centres around the world.
HEAD OFFICE (& Postal address)
Teglholmsgade 41
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 16592 manbw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 30
E-mail: manbw@manbw.dk
http://www.manbw.dk

DIESEL SERVICE
Teglholmsgade 41
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 31197 manbw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 49
E-mail: diesel-service@manbw.dk

PRODUCTION
Teglholmsgade 35
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 19023 manfw dk
Telex: 19042 manfw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 17
E-mail: manufacturing/copenhagen@manbw.dk

FORWARDING
Teglholmsgade 35
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 19023 manfw dk
Telex: 19042 manfw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 16

MAN B&W Diesel A/S


Denmark
Reg.No.: 24 231

Mr. Raahauge can be contacted via our Pusan office:


MAN B&W Korea Ltd.
Technical Liaison Office
Dong Ju Building, Room 1002
13, 5-Ka, Jungang-Dong, Jung-Ku
Pusan, Korea

Teleph.:
Telefax:

+82 51 462 3357


+82 51 462 7627

or directly on his private telephone/fax:


Telephone:
Telefax:

+82 51 611 4135


+82 51 611 4154

Yours faithfully,
MAN B&W Diesel A/S

Otto Winkel

MAN B&W Diesel A/S

Service Letter

SL99-368/CBO
July 1999

Check of Camshaft Coupling Fitted Bolts


Engine Types: S/K/L50-60-70-80-90MC/MC-C
4-12 Cylinders
Action Code: CASUALTY
Dear Sirs,
In some cases we have experienced that the fitted bolts between the camshaft flange
and the chainwheel flange can work loose after some time in service.
Loose coupling bolts may be an indication of insufficient alignment of the chainwheel
which, in this case, needs to be realigned. However, also insufficient tolerances of
reamer bolts and insufficient tightening of nuts have been experienced.
For this reason, we recommend that the ships crew check all bolts for tightness as
soon as convenient, however, not earlier than 9 to 12 months after commissioning of
the engine, and that they continue checking once a year until the engine is approx.
four years old. Please see the attached instruction No. S906-4 for checking the
coupling bolts and for precautions to be taken if any discrepancies are found.
If loose bolts are found, please contact MAN B&W Diesel A/S or the engine
manufacturer for further information regarding re-alignment of the chainwheel.
If no loose bolts are found, this is an indication of proper alignment, and no further
action is needed, except the mentioned checking once a year until the engine is
approx. four years old.
Yours faithfully,
MAN B&W Diesel A/S
Carl-Erik Egeberg

Uffe Mikkelsen

Encl.
HEAD OFFICE (& Postal address)
Teglholmsgade 41
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 16592 manbw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 30
E-mail: manbw@manbw.dk
http://www.manbw.dk

DIESEL SERVICE
Teglholmsgade 41
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 31197 manbw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 49
E-mail: diesel-service@manbw.dk

PRODUCTION
Teglholmsgade 35
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 19023 manfw dk
Telex: 19042 manfw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 17
E-mail: manufacturing/copenhagen@manbw.dk

FORWARDING
Teglholmsgade 35
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 19023 manfw dk
Telex: 19042 manfw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 16

MAN B&W Diesel A/S


Denmark
Reg.No.: 24 231

MAN B&W Diesel A/S

SL99-367/PGK
June 1999

Service Letter
Fees for Technical Assistance
and Advisory Work on
MAN B&W 2-Stroke Engines
Action Code: COMMERCIAL
Dear Sirs,

As the prices for service rendered from Copenhagen and Frederikshavn to


MAN B&W Diesel two-stroke engines are unchanged, the purpose of this letter
is mainly to inform operators of the prices charged from our service centres
worldwide (page 3).
Since last year, Service Centres have been opened in Pusan and Manilla.
Furthermore, the charge for living expenses has been changed to a per diem
charge.
The below rates are valid from July 1st, 1999 for assistance rendered by
pesonnel based in Copenhagen and Frederikshavn:
Fees for Superintendent Engineers/Repair Supervisors, for advisory work,
testing, trouble shooting, supervision and waiting, per service call:
Weekdays (within normal working hours)
Full day (i.e. 8 hours)
weekday (max. 4 hours)
Rate after normal working hours

DKK
5,800.00/day
3,100.00/day
990.00/hour

Saturdays, Sundays, and local holidays


Full day (8 hours)
day (max. 4 hours)
Rate after 8 hours working day

8,300.00/day
4,400.00/day
1,040.00/hour

Waiting days, idle days


Travelling time (max. 16 hours/day)
HEAD OFFICE (& Postal address)
Teglholmsgade 41
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 16592 manbw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 30
E-mail: manbw@manbw.dk
http://www.manbw.dk

DIESEL SERVICE
Teglholmsgade 41
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 31197 manbw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 49
E-mail: diesel-service@manbw.dk

PRODUCTION
Teglholmsgade 35
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 19023 manfw dk
Telex: 19042 manfw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 17
E-mail: manufacturing/copenhagen@manbw.dk

4,000.00/day
500.00/hour
FORWARDING
Teglholmsgade 35
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 19023 manfw dk
Telex: 19042 manfw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 16

MAN B&W Diesel A/S


Denmark
Reg.No.: 24 231

Fees for fitting work, attending repair jobs, erecting new engines, overhaul work, etc.,
travelling and waiting, per service call:
DKK
Weekdays (within normal working hours)
Full day (i.e. 7 hours)
Rate after normal working hours

405.00/hour
590.00/hour

Saturdays, Sundays, and local holidays


Full day (7 hours)
Waiting days, idle days

590.00/hour
2,100.00/day

Travelling, waiting (max. 16 hours/day)

200.00/hour

Fees for engine performance evaluations and crankshaft alignment calculations:


Price for each evaluation

DKK 5,000.00

The data necessary for carrying out the performance analysis appear from our Service Letter SL89-250/UM dated May 1989.
In addition to the service fees, customers will be invoiced for travelling and communication expenses.
Furthermore, for service rendered outside the home base of the respective service
personnel, customers will be invoiced for hotel expenses plus a per diem charge of
DKK 450.
Documentation for travelling expenses and hotel will only be made available if this
was requested when the service visit was ordered.
The superintendent's breaks for meals on board are included in the fees and give no
reason for price reductions.
Please note that, unless specifically agreed, the duties of our engineers cannot be
extended beyond 16 hours a day.
For your guidance, we enclose our General Conditions (No. 1.0315.97.08). The
terms of payment are net cash within 30 days from the date of the invoice.
We reserve the right to add a 10 per cent administration fee on our outlays.
Each service call will be followed-up by a report covering the service rendered. However, where considerable work is spent in preparing the report, an additional charge
may be made for such work.

If a superintendent engineer is available at one of our Diesel Service Centres in, or


close to, the area in which the service visit is requested, we propose you request the
visit from that Centre, thus reducing travelling time and expenses. In this case, the
service fee will be in accordance with the rate charged by the Centre in question.
The current rates for superintendence rendered from our Service Centres listed below are exclusive of any local tax or VAT, which must be borne by the customer.
Guiding service rates charged from July 1999 for MAN B&W superintendents stationed at the Service Centres listed below
Currency

Price per
weekday
(8 h)

Half weekday (4 h)

Overtime
per hour
weekdays

Saturdays/
Sundays

Half Sat/
Sun (4 h)

Overtime
per hour
(Sat/Sund)

Dubai

DKK

6000

3250

1100

8800

4550

1100

Durban

DKK

5600

3000

990

8000

4250

990

Hamburg *)

DM

1400

Kobe

JPY

130000

70000

20000

165000

90000

25000

Lisbon

DKK

5900

3200

1040

8400

4500

1040

London

DKK

5900

3200

1040

8400

4500

1040

Manilla

USD

902

508

164

1297

736

206

Pusan

DKK

5800

3100

990

8300

4400

1040

Rio

USD

880

440

150

1280

640

185

Shanghai

USD

880

610

170

1300

750

220

Singapore

SGD

1680

960

305

2415

1380

385

Sydney

AUD

1250

650

240

1800

950

240

U.S.A.

USD

875

615

178

1315

780

220

250

250

*) 7 working hours only Saturdays and Sundays on an hourly basis

Yours faithfully,
MAN B&W Diesel A/S

Otto Winkel

Encl.:
General Conditions

Poul Korsgrd

MAN B&W Diesel A/S

SL99-366/CHL
June 1999

Service Letter

Ability of Electronic Components on MAN B&W Engines


to Function Correctly after the Millennium Change
Action Code: Commercial
Dear Sirs,
In our Service Letter SL98-359/BHN dated September 1998, we informed you that we
would compile information on the above-mentioned subject from suppliers of electronic equipment for MAN B&W Diesel engines, and make the result of this available
before June 1999.
Our findings are based on information received from the listed suppliers of electronic
equipment and show that these suppliers confirm that the equipment will be able to
function correctly after the millennium change.
However, we recommend that you keep up to date with relevant information from the
suppliers on their respective www page sites on the Internet.
We ask you to contact the relevant engine builder asking for confirmation that electronic equipment or systems other than those mentioned on the list have a corresponding ability to function after the millennium change.
It should be mentioned that all MAN B&W Diesel engines can be controlled by the engine side control console, independent of the remote control system. This means that
the engine can be controlled as long as the air, fuel and water supplies are functioning.

HEAD OFFICE (& Postal address)


Teglholmsgade 41
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 16592 manbw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 30
E-mail: manbw@manbw.dk
http://www.manbw.dk

DIESEL SERVICE
Teglholmsgade 41
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 31197 manbw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 49
E-mail: diesel-service@manbw.dk

PRODUCTION
Teglholmsgade 35
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 19023 manfw dk
Telex: 19042 manfw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 17
E-mail: manufacturing/copenhagen@manbw.dk

FORWARDING
Teglholmsgade 35
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 19023 manfw dk
Telex: 19042 manfw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 16

MAN B&W Diesel A/S


Denmark
Reg.No.: 24 231

The information given on the enclosed pages will be transferred to our Companys
World Wide Web site for easy reference, however, should you have further questions
on this subject which have not been answered, please contact us.

Yours faithfully,
MAN B&W Diesel A/S

Carl-Erik Egeberg

Chr. Lentz-Nielsen

These two pages are intended for information purposes only. The information is relative to the
products described in the enclosed list provided that such products have been delivered by
MAN B&W Diesel or our licensees, and provided that such products have been used in their
original design, i.e. without modification.
The information given does not constitute any form of warranty or guarantee whatsoever.

Encl.

Supplier

Y2K
Examples of products Contact for additional info.
compliance

Alfa Laval A/S

Yes

Misc. control equipment

www.alfalaval.com

Autronica A/S

Yes

Engine room
instrumentation + sensors
and transmitters

www.autronica-maritime.com
Mr Olstein.Juul@autronica.no

Brdr. Eegholm A/S

Yes

Turning gears/blowers/axial vibration monitors

Mr Robert Hjort, Quality


Manager
eegholm@eegholm.dk

Boll & Kirch Filter Skand.

Yes

Filters

Mr Mikael Hetmar
Fax: +45 45 42 12 99

C.C. Jensen A/S

Yes

Filter units

www.cjc.dk
Ms Lene Espensen

Demax

Yes

Hydraulic top bracing

www.demax.dk

Haldor Topse A/S

Yes

DeNox catalytic converters

www.haldortopsoe.dk
Mr P. Willum Nielsen

Hans Jensen Lubricators

Yes

Lubricators

hj-lubricators@image.dk
Mr T. Jensen

Kidde Fire Protection

Yes

Oil mist detectors


(Graviner Mk. 4 & 5)

Mr Matthew Bonney
Fax: +44 1670 73 55 83

Kongsberg Norcontrol

Yes

Governors/engine room
surveillance equipment

www.norcontrol.no
Mr Dag P. Pettersen

Lyngs Marine A/S

Yes

Governors/engine room
surveillance equipment

www.lyngsoe.com

Maag Gear A/S

Yes

Top bracing/FLS vibration


compensator

Mr Torsten Jeziorski
Fax: +45 36 18 13 90

Nabco Ltd.

Yes

Governors/engine room
surveillance equipment

Mr A. Kasahara
Fax: +81 78 967 4581

Novenco Defor

Yes

Auxiliary blowers

Mr Lars Clemmensen
Fax: +45 55 77 20 41

Odin Control Systems

Yes

Controllers

Mr Erik B. Jacobsen
odin@o-din.dk

Renk AG

Yes

Gear boxes

www.renk.de

Reson A/S

Yes

Ultrasonic homogenizers
for fuel

www.reson.dk

Schaller Automation

Yes

Oil mist detectors

www.schaller.de

Siemens A/S

Yes

Misc. electronic equipment www.siemens.dk

Woodward Governor

Yes

Governors

2130/CHL/MBJ
1999 06 08

www.woodward.com

MAN B&W Diesel A/S

SL99-365/JOF
April 1999

Service Letter
Fuel Injection Valves Spring Guides
Action Code: Modification
Dear Sirs,

Recent research has shown that a simple modification of the fuel valve, involving a
reduction of the diameter of the spring guide, leads to a reduction in the amount of
soot and coke formed in the exhaust valve duct, and on the combustion chamber
components.
For the different engine types, the modification involves:
K/L - GF/GFC/GFCA, L - GB/GBE, K/L/S 50, 60, 70 (Mk1-3) MC/MCE:
Reduced spring guide diameter from 37.5 mm to 36 mm.
K/L/S 70 (Mk5), 80, 90MC/MC-C:
Reduced spring guide diameter from 51 mm to 47 mm.
The position of the clearance is shown in Fig. 1. If the clearance between the valve
holder and the spring guide at the thrust spindle is in the lower end of the tolerance
field and the viscosity of the fuel oil is in the upper end, the spring guide can
sometimes act as a damper piston during the opening and closing of the valve. This
means that the fuel injection pressure, especially during closing of the valve, is too
low, with poor atomisation and combustion as a result.
Please note that the modification can be carried out on existing spring guides, but as
the material is hardened on the surface that is to be machined, special care has to be
taken. We therefore recommend that the job is done by an authorized repair shop in
connection with the regular fuel valve overhaul.
Yours faithfully,
MAN B&W Diesel A/S
Encl.
HEAD OFFICE (& Postal address)
Teglholmsgade 41
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 16592 manbw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 30
E-mail: manbw@manbw.dk
http://www.manbw.dk

Carl-Erik Egeberg
DIESEL SERVICE
Teglholmsgade 41
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 31197 manbw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 49
E-mail: diesel-service@manbw.dk

Johannes Flarup

PRODUCTION
Teglholmsgade 35
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 19023 manfw dk
Telex: 19042 manfw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 17
E-mail: manufacturing/copenhagen@manbw.dk

FORWARDING
Teglholmsgade 35
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV
Telephone: +45 33 85 11 00
Telex: 19023 manfw dk
Telex: 19042 manfw dk
Telefax: +45 33 85 10 16

MAN B&W Diesel A/S


Denmark
Reg.No.: 24 231

Fig. 1:

Fuel Valve

GF/GFC/GFCA-GB/GBE
50MC-60MC Mk1 - Mk5
70MC Mk3

60/70MC-C, 70MC Mk5


80-90MC Mk1 - Mk5

Clearance

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Fig. 2:

Spring Guide - Decrease of Outside Diameter

MS.17-981214-KNN/EVS

Ra6.3

47
Ra6.3

Ra6.3
1 x 45
Ra6.3

New design

36

+0.05
51 0

1 x 45

1 x 45

Previous design

+0.05
37.5 0

1 x 45

1 x 45

60/70MC-C, 70MC Mk5


80-90MC Mk1 - Mk5

1 x 45

1 x 45

1 x 45

GF/GFC/GFCA-GB/GBE
50MC-60MC Mk1 - Mk5
70MC Mk3