Connecting Rod Repair | Reconditioning of Connecting Rod

Connecting rods of high capacity main and auxiliary engines are repaired by RA Power Solutions. We have vast knowledge and experience of four decades with the repairs and resizing of connecting rod strictly as per the manufacturer specifications and tolerances.

Reconditioned Connecting Rods of MAK Engine in Stock
Reconditioned Connecting Rods of MAK Engine in Stock

It is our experience that most of the users are not aware of the fact that in case of development of taper and ovality, connecting rods can be repaired and high cost of purchase of new connecting rods can be avoided. We undertake repair of connecting rod in case  following abnormalities observed:

I) Damage of serration to some extent.

II) Damage of small end and replacement of bush.

III) Development of taper and ovality more then the prescribed limit.

We do not recommend repair of connecting rod in case loss of alignment or cracks are observed.

Connecting rods repaired by RA Power Solutions are guaranteed for satisfactory performance. Calibration certificate is issued for each connecting rod after repair.

Reconditioned Connecting Rod of Allen Engine in Stock
Reconditioned Connecting Rod of Allen Engine in Stock

RA Power Solutions also maintain large stock of used connecting rods which are reconditioned in-house and are available ex-stock. All the important parameters of used connecting rods after reconditioning are maintained as new one.

The cost of reconditioned connecting rod is considerable low in comparison to new connecting rods sold by the engine manufacturers. Owners can save substantial cost by using reconditioned connecting rod.

We export connecting rod of  engines like Ruston, Allen, B&W, DAIHATSU, MAN, Mirrlees Blackstone, Niigata, Caterpillar, Deutz, Wartsila, Sulzer, Yanmar, Bergen, Mitsubishi, Cummins etc.

For more information, please email us on info@rapowersolutions.com or call us on +91-9582647131

Reconditioning of Connecting Rod is in Process
Reconditioning of Connecting Rod is in Process
Connecting Rod of Yanmar Engine Ready for Inspection Before Reconditioning
Connecting Rod of Yanmar Engine Ready for Inspection Before Reconditioning
Inspection of Connecting Rod on Board a Vessel
Inspection of Connecting Rod on Board a Vessel

Connecting rods of high capacity main and auxiliary engines are repaired by RA Power Solutions. We have vast knowledge and experience of four decades with the repairs and resizing of connecting rod strictly as per the manufacturer specifications and tolerances. It is our experience that most of the users are not aware of the fact … Continue reading “Connecting Rod Repair | Reconditioning of Connecting Rod”

Reconditioned Connecting Rods and Repair

RA Power Solutions is a leader in undertaking repair and reconditioning of the  connecting rods of high capacity engines installed in diesel engine power plants, ships and for other applications.

Reconditioning of connecting rod and repair methodology have been developed by using latest breed of equipment and our experience of four decades in this field.

Marine Engine Connecting Rods under Reconditioning
Marine Engine Connecting Rods under Reconditioning

We strongly recommend our customers to go for reconditioned connecting rods which are thoroughly checked in our workshop and repair maintaining the tolerances as original.

The reconditioned connecting rods for most of the popular diesel engines are available in stock or can be supplied in a short duration. Details of few engines for which reconditioned connecting rods are readly available is mentioned below.

MAN-B&W, Sulzer, Wartsila, Mak, Deutz, Pielstick, Mitsubishi, Nohab, Daihatsu, Yanmar, Bergen, Crepelle, Niigata, Himsen, Allen, Stork, MWM, Hanshin, Caterpillar, Ruston, Paxman, Mirrlees, Alco, Fiat, ABC, Crepelle, SKL , etc.

Second Hand Connecting Rod of Wartsila Engine
Second Hand Connecting Rod of Wartsila Engine
Second Hand Connecting Rod of CAT Engine
Second Hand Connecting Rod of CAT Engine

The   availability of reconditioned connecting rod gives ship operators and diesel power plant owners  access to low cost. Reconditioned connecting rods which are equivalent to new one in terms of tolerances, performance and life cycle.

RA Power Solutions as an experienced and most respected company in the field of diesel engines strongly recommends use of reconditioned connecting rods quality of which is guaranteed by our controlled, approved process of repair and technology and through the metallurgical examination during and after reconditioning.

Generally prices of reconditioned connecting rods is 1/4th of the new connecting rod resulting to the enormous saving to the owners.

For more information regarding new connecting rods and reconditioned connecting rods of all make and model of diesel engine, please free to write us on info@rapowersolutions.com

Connecting Rod of MAK Diesel Engine
Connecting Rod of MAK Diesel Engine
Inspection of Wartsila Engine Connecting Rod
Inspection of Wartsila Engine Connecting Rod

RA Power Solutions is a leader in undertaking repair and reconditioning of the  connecting rods of high capacity engines installed in diesel engine power plants, ships and for other applications. Reconditioning of connecting rod and repair methodology have been developed by using latest breed of equipment and our experience of four decades in this field. … Continue reading “Reconditioned Connecting Rods and Repair”

Repair of Connecting Rod for High Capacity Engine

Connecting rod of high capacity marine engine requires periodic calibration.
Marine and power industry has experienced serious accidents due to failure of connecting rods. Some of the accidents due to failure of the connecting rods have even resulted to the complete damage of the engine.

RA Power Solutions undertakes reconditioning and repair of connecting rods mainly of high capacity engines for last 4 decades of Wartsila, Caterpillar Engine, MAK, MAN, Mitsubishi, Yanmar, Pielstick, Deutz, etc.

Reconditioning of Connecting Rod is in Process
Reconditioning of Connecting Rod is in Process

We are following procedure for repair of connecting rods:

A. Connecting rods are thoroughly cleaned by special chemicals to remove oil and dirt.

B. Connecting rod is checked visually for any signs of overheating which

Calibration of Connecting Rod is in Process
Calibration of Connecting Rod is in Process

may be indicated by a “bluish” appearance. In that case it is recommended to check the hardness and undertake MPI for crack detection on the area which is exposed to the overheating.

C. Magnetic particle test by qualified technician is undertaken under supervision of senior engineer to check the crack on serration, connecting rod bolt and bolt sitting area and complete connecting rod. No crack whatsoever are accepted on connecting rod.

D. Connecting rod bolts are checked for elongation; in case of any deviation bolts are replaced.

E. Connecting rod big end bolt is tightened as per the torque specified by the manufacturer.

F. Big end bore taper and ovality is checked. The bore is also checked visually for any damage.

Repair of Connecting Rod is in Process
Repair of Connecting Rod is in Process

G. The small end bore is also inspected for taper, ovality or any visual damage.

H. Connecting rod is subject to shot blasting.

I. The first step for repair is to lap the serrations to the minimum, in order to bring the bore size to minus with enough allowance for internal grinding. For this special purpose machine is used.

J. The small end bush is replaced with new one in case the taper and ovality is on higher side.

K. Connecting rod is placed on our boring machine equipped with latest generation of DRDO. The straightness of connecting rod is checked.

L. We do not recommend use of any connecting rod which has lost its alignment. No deviation is accepted and it is not recommended to straighten the connecting rod.

M. Boring of big end bore and small end bore is done simultaneously not only to maintain the taper and ovality of big end small bore but to ensure that centre distance of both the bores is maintained.

N. All the sharp edges are removed after boring operation.

O. Connecting rod is again subject to dimensional inspection and all the readings are recorded.

P. While returning the connecting rod, proper packing is ensured.

Reconditioning of Connecting Rod is in Process
Reconditioning of Connecting Rod is in Process

 

Inspection of Connecting Rod is in Process
Inspection of Connecting Rod is in Process

Connecting rod of high capacity marine engine requires periodic calibration. Marine and power industry has experienced serious accidents due to failure of connecting rods. Some of the accidents due to failure of the connecting rods have even resulted to the complete damage of the engine. RA Power Solutions undertakes reconditioning and repair of connecting rods … Continue reading “Repair of Connecting Rod for High Capacity Engine”

Connecting Rod Reconditioning

The connecting rods of the engine are under the tremendous pressure. The connecting rod has to bear the extreme load and stress condition. In most of the cases connecting rods are made out of forging and composition of material is selected  to give enough strength to the connecting rod.

The continuous running, stopping and changing of direction combined with the weight of the piston and rpm of the engine put lot of stress on the connecting rod. This results to the development of various defects in connecting rod like excessive taper and ovality in big end and small end of connecting rod, loss of alignment of connecting rod, etc.

RA Power Solutions Pvt. Ltd. undertakes reconditioning of connecting rods for high capacity diesel engine of all make MAN-B&W, Sulzer, Wartsila, Mak, Deutz, Pielstick, Mitsubishi, Daihatsu, Yanmar, Bergen, Niigata, Himsen, Allen, Stork, Fiat, MWM, Hanshin, Caterpillar, SKL, Ruston, Paxman, Crepelle, Mirrlees, Alco, ABC, Crepelle, Nohab etc.

Connecting Rods of Mitsubishi Marine Diesel Engine
Connecting Rods of Mitsubishi Marine Diesel Engine

Following steps are followed for reconditioning and resizing of connecting rod

I) Connecting rod is checked for parallelism, alignment and taper and ovality in big end and small end.

II) Connecting rods having bend are not recommended for repair as per RA Power Solutions Pvt. Ltd. experience.

III) Crack detection by MPI is done of connecting rod bolt sitting area and bolts. The connecting rod bolts again are under heavy stress all the time and develop hairline cracks. It is recommended to replace connecting rod bolts after certain hours of operation as specified in manual.

IV) The connecting rod big end is re-bored to the standard size and tolerances are maintained. In case of connecting rod small end it is recommended to replace the bush and re-bore it maintaining the center distance between the big end bore and small end bore as per the manufacturer’s specifications.

Connecting Rod of Yanmar Ready for Dispatch
Connecting Rod of Yanmar Ready for Dispatch
Reconditioning of Connecting Rod
Reconditioning of Connecting Rod

All the reconditioned connecting rods after re-sizing are inspected by experience technicians and calibration report id prepared.

RA Power Solutions Pvt. Ltd. has 37 years of experience of undertaking successfully reconditioning of connecting rods.

RA Power Solutions Pvt. Ltd. also maintains large stock of reconditioned connecting rods which are supplied with guarantee. We have larges stock of connecting rods of MAN-B&W, Sulzer, Wartsila, Mak, Deutz, Pielstick, Mitsubishi, Daihatsu, Yanmar, Bergen, Niigata, Himsen, Allen, Stork, Fiat, MWM, Hanshin, Caterpillar, SKL, Ruston, Paxman, Crepelle, Mirrlees, Alco, ABC, Crepelle, Nohab etc.

The connecting rods are priced 1/3 of new connecting rods resulting to the considerable saving for the owners.

Connecting Rod of Diahatsu Marine Diesel Engine
Connecting Rod of Diahatsu Marine Diesel Engine
Connecting Rod Reconditioning
Connecting Rod Reconditioning
Connecting Rod Assembled with Piston after Repair
Connecting Rod Assembled with Piston after Repair
Connecting Rod of Crepelle
Connecting Rod of Crepelle

The connecting rods of the engine are under the tremendous pressure. The connecting rod has to bear the extreme load and stress condition. In most of the cases connecting rods are made out of forging and composition of material is selected  to give enough strength to the connecting rod. The continuous running, stopping and changing … Continue reading “Connecting Rod Reconditioning”

Connecting Rod Reconditioning

High capacity diesel engines running continuously require periodic check of connecting rods. It is commonly observed that big end of connecting rods develops taper and ovality due to continuous operation of engines. Small end bushes also need replacement.

Connecting Rod Assembled with Piston After Repair
Connecting Rod Assembled with Piston After Repair
Connecting Rods
Connecting Rods

 

 

 

 

Connecting rod bolts are under heavy stress and are required to be inspected periodically for their elongation and in some cases also develop cracks which can prove to be dangerous for the engine. RA Power Solutions Pvt. Ltd. strongly recommends replacing connecting rod bolts after running hours as specified in manufacturers manual.

RA Power Solutions undertakes connecting rod repairs. The big end taper and ovality is corrected and small end bush is changed with the new one. The repair of connecting rod saves the replacement cost which is very high.

Reconditioning of Connecting Rod
Reconditioning of Connecting Rod
Mirrlees Blackstone k Major Connecting Rod
Mirrlees Blackstone k Major Connecting Rod

 

 

 

 

 

RA Power Solutions Pvt. Ltd. undertakes connecting rod repair with guarantee and have executed repair of connecting rods of leading manufacturers of engine.

High capacity diesel engines running continuously require periodic check of connecting rods. It is commonly observed that big end of connecting rods develops taper and ovality due to continuous operation of engines. Small end bushes also need replacement.         Connecting rod bolts are under heavy stress and are required to be inspected … Continue reading “Connecting Rod Reconditioning”