Our marine electrical experience started in the late 1980s, working for a manufacturer of yacht power systems.
Recently our own director was responsible for training the new generation of Electro Technical Officers (ETO) at a leading Marine School.
Whether you have an induction motor, that is causing an earth fault on your ship, or need the safe installation of a two-way VHF radio on your boat, we can help.
We are dealers for a number of well known marine radio communications brands, as well as having trade accounts with marine electrical parts suppliers.
Alternator Servicing & Repairs
We have experience of testing and servicing alternators, both large and small.
The photo above is of a large marine alternator, showing the rotor (driven by the prime mover), with attached poles.
The Stator coils can also be seen at the outer edge of the picture.
A Marine Alternator can stop working for a number of reasons, including lack of magnetism (due to leakage) in the ‘Exciter’ or dampness causing low insulation resistance in the Stator coils etc.
Being mechanical rotating machines, bearings can also cause faults, that we have expert experience of resolving.
Marine Induction Motors
Induction motors play a crucial role in both marine and shoreside applications.
They are reliable rotating machines, but can require maintenance, due to bearing failure and burnt out stator coils etc.
Not only are we experienced in testing and servicing induction motors, but we can also fault diagnose and repair the starting circuit.
Previous marine induction motor starting systems we have worked with are ‘Star-Delta’, Direct-On-Line (DOL) , Autotransformers, & Variable frequency Drives (VFD / VSD).
Marine Electrical Fault Finding
The old saying that ‘time is money’ is certainly true to the marine sector, and knowing the best way to fault find a marine electrical fault is crucial.
Our director formally taught Merchant Navy ETO (Electro Technical Officers) how to fault find, at one of the worlds leading Maritime Training Schools.
Depending on the sysmtoms of the fault, different fault finding strategies are employed.
Time can be wasted by inexperienced electrical engineers, checking every part of the electrical circuit.
Fortunately an experienced engineer such as ourselves, can save time by eliminating causes, based on symptom analysis and experience.
Outside the UK: +44 1522 740818
Inside the UK: (01522) 740818