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Ships Main Engine Lube Oil System

Term Paper Title: Ships Main Engine Lube Oil System
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Ship's Main Engine Lube Oil System

     Cleanliness of the lube oil is very vital in the Main Diesel Engine Lube
Oil System.  A strainer is a device that is usually made up of a single layer of
course gauze, and a very course wire mesh.  This setup is used to filter out
large objects that could cause blockage or damage to the lube oil system.  A
filter is used to filter out much smaller particals.  The filtering elements in
a lube oil filter has a more complex make-up.  Aboard our ship, we have self
cleaning lube oil filters along with the standard lube oil filters.

     The size of the cartridges in these filters usually range from 3-12 mm.
Our ship has two full flow filters per engine.  The plates inside of a strainer
corrode and erode very easily.  Special attention must be given to these plates
when cleaning them.  Make sure that a gap has not formed at the end of the plate.
If there is a gap, rags and other particles may pass right by.  If in doubt of
the condition of the plate, it should be renewed.  The cost of a single plate is
much cheaper than the ...

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