Sluggish Start/Short Running Down Time in Turbochargers

Possible Turbocharger-Related Causes

  • Bearing damaged.
  • Foreign Body Damage.
  • Excessive Carbon Build Up.

Possible Non-Turbocharger-Related Causes

  • Obstruction in exhaust inlet manifold.

Damage Limitation Procedures

  • Keep close observation.
  • Stop if abnormal operations like rubbing, touching or impacting happens.
  • Listen for extraneous noises.
  • Seek Technical Assistance.

Service and Spares Information

  • Bearings must be replaced when service hours have expired.
  • Fix accordingly. Rotor parts might be needed if bearing has failed and rotor “touched”.
  • Remove turbocharger rotor and land ashore for full overhaul including dynamic balancing.

For further analysis of your problem please ring +44 23 8086 1000 for the Turbo Service International 24-hour Breakdown Emergency Control Centre

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