The lad at the front with the denim waistcoat looks like one of the Denholm Engineer Cadet intake of 1973 with me - I think!! Was he Dougie?Sorry Airds I did not thank you in the last post. So thanks for the advice on attachments. Here is a photo the Arctic Troll bar and the Sir John Hunter sorry about the quality of the SJH photo. I was on that ship three times under different names Kona and Cast Kittiwake.
During 1976 drydocking of Eurofreighter in Falmouth, Rab Fraser, Ronnie Keir and others used to sport T shirts emblazoned with Mick Jagger type lips and a big red tongue with the motif, “BFO SUCKS”.On the Eurofreighter that was a regular thing wearing the bar stool covers I believe they were made by someones wife and there was matching tartan curtains. I have a photo somewhere of one bar night with all the covers being worn if I find it I will post it.
Beat Frequency Oscillator?During 1976 drydocking of Eurofreighter in Falmouth, Rab Fraser, Ronnie Keir and others used to sport T shirts emblazoned with Mick Jagger type lips and a big red tongue with the motif, “BFO SUCKS”.
Sorry, a little off topic. No change there!
Blended Fuel OilBeat Frequency Oscillator?
You have done very well without a plumber's assistance. I would only add that the washing was to remove salt (there had also been trouble in early life with salt in the intake air) salt and vanadium together made a much bigger problem than either alone and that the water left from the washing procedure caused the engineers a real pain as I was too much for the purifiers to cope with without intensive attention - no more UMS until the last few months when reverted to MGT 7.Blended Fuel Oil
Basically it was the homogenising of fuel and water before squirting the combination into the turbines.
To get to that point there were numerous ‘washing’, De emulsifying, vanadium inhibitors, settling tanks, etc etc. At that time in Falmouth, I believe it wasn’t perceived to be the most popular system.
Come on ‘engineers’ help me out here.
PS, this was possibly a rare occasion when oil & water mixed, if you get my drift.
Combined STEAM/GAS !They were trying to burn water to save on avgas fuel.
Phil was one of my Chiefs on Eurofreighter. I think the word we used was blunter than that, 'sh1t' to be exact. A steam man would have known that steam/exploding water droplets improves atomisation and therefore the flame at the burner. Same-same P&W Gas generators when trying the burn said sh1t. I can't remember if the vanadium inhibitor was injected before or after the homogeniser (before makes sense). Steamship Boilers were not immune from sodium vanadate corrosive 'clinker' either but it was not as fatal when condensing on screen tubes as it was on turbine blades/nozzles or not as rapidly so anyway (here we do need plumbers. I think it has been tried in Dr. Rudolph's stone crushing contraptions too).I sailed with a C/E, Phil Thirlaway, I think was his name. He'd spent a lot of time on the gas boats. He put it more bluntly. They were trying to burn water to save on avgas fuel.