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.
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.
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.