Wartsila 6R32 Crankshaft Repair

A continuous process industry based in western India using 2 units of Wartsila 6R32 for their power requirements reported breakdown of one of the Wartsila 6R32 diesel generating set.

Repair of Wartsila 6R32 Diesel Engine
Repair of Wartsila 6R32 Diesel Engine

RA Power Solutions team of senior technicians was deputed with portable inspection instruments and onsite crankshaft grinding and polishing machine. Following observations were reported on inspection of crankpins:

Inspection of Spare Parts of Wartsila Diesel Engine
Inspection of Spare Parts of Wartsila Diesel Engine

I) On investigation of Wartsila diesel generating sets, it was observed that it was clear case of lube oil pump failure.

II) All 6 crankpins were found damaged.

III) Inspection in detail was carried out. Gist of which is as following:

a) Crankpin no. 1 ovality of 0.76 mm. No cracks observed. Hardness within limits.

b) Crankpin no. 2 ovality of 0.54 mm. No cracks observed. Hardness within limits.

c) Crankpin no. 3 ovality of 0.26 mm. No cracks observed. Hardness within limits.

d) Crankpin no. 4 ovality of 0.49 mm. No cracks observed. Hardness within limits.

e) Crankpin no. 5 ovality of 0.29 mm. No cracks observed. Hardness within limits.

f) Crankpin no. 6 ovality of 0.62 mm. No cracks observed. Hardness within limits.

After initial inspection of crankshaft, it was decided to undertake the repair of crankshaft of Wartsila 6R32 by grinding the crankpin.

Three nos. of pins were ground undersize by 1mm and balance 3 were undersized by 0.5 mm. The taper, ovality and surface finish has been maintained far better than manufacturer’s recommendations.

The above job was executed in record time of 6 days.

For more information, please email us on info@rapowersolutions.com

Grinding of Crankpin by Crankshaft Grinding Machine
Grinding of Crankpin by Crankshaft Grinding Machine
Surface Finish Inspection after Grinding
Surface Finish Inspection after Grinding

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