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MAN B&W SL2017-650/SRJ Guiding Overhaul Intervals

Based on the latest service experience and engine development we are pleased to issue a revised version
of the Guiding Overhaul Intervals tables. The guiding overhaul intervals apply to electronically controlled ME type engines, dual fuel ME-GI type engines, and me - chanically controlled MC type engines.

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MAN B&W SL2017-653/PRP Accumulators - All Makes

We refer to our service letter SL2006-469 concerning accumulators.
The information in this letter and in the instructions attached replaces the information given in our service letter SL06-469/JOF.
To prevent undesirable pressure peaks in the hydraulic oil system, we emphasise the importance of checking the nitrogen pressure regularly, which according to the instruction manual means every 2,000 hours or every 6 months, whichever occurs first.

MAN B&W Service experience for ME-C and ME-B types

This paper describes in detail the service experience Very close to 100% of these engines are of the electronically controlled ME-C and ME-B types.

- Piston Ring Development
- Cold Corrosion Control
- Cylinder Lubrication – The Near Future
- Crosshead Bearing Design for S and G-Type Engines (Mark 9 & 10)

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Ballast Water Frequently Asked Questions

USCG updates Ballast Water Management (Updated July 2017). The US Coast Guard announced that an updated Ballast Water Management (BWM) Program guidance is available on its public Homeport internet portal.

Two slideshow presentations are available to provide interested readers a “BWM 101” overview of the program and a “BWM Update” on recent developments and activities.

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MSC.1/Circ. 1578 19 June 2017 The Committee approved the Guidelines on safety during abandon ship drills using lifeboats, following the amalgamation of annex 1 to the Measures to prevent accidents with lifeboats and the Interim Recommendation on conditions for authorization of service providers for lifeboats, launching appliances and on-load release gear in the Requirements for maintenance, thorough examination, operational testing, overhaul and repair of lifeboats and rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear.

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Danish Owners Release Ballast Water Convention Guide

The Little Blue Book on Ballast Water. Danish Shipping has launched a new guide on the implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention, which will enter into force on September 8.

All new ships will have to be equipped with a ballast water treatment system, while existing ships will need to have systems installed from September 8, 2019 to September 8, 2024.

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Blended Edge Main Bearings
The blended edge (BE) design was introduced on thin shell white metal main bearings to better cope with crankshaft inclinations and thereby increase the resistance towards edge fatigue failures. The blended edge design is the corresponding item to the thick shell flex-edge design for MC engines.

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