Saturday, January 22, 2011

THE NAIVE SAILOR, MAGIC PIPES - CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL


In my 28 years of command , I have NOT yet seen a chief engineer , who did NOT have problems with his ER ODMCS-- on a old ship, with HO in bilges.

Portable magic pipes for pumping oil ( should have been via ODMCS ) and HO sludge ( should have been incinerated ) overboard  have put many poor chief engineers in jail.

We all know that there are many FIXED magic pipes in ER , starting with the huge emergency bilge suction in the ER bilges to each and every seawater cooler connected to the GS pump.

ER oil can thus be pumped via the hawse pipe or the SW cooler overboards-- without labouring over portable magic pipes.

Instead of threatening and jailing the poor Chief engineer , who has taken over from where someone else left off,  it is the duty of the owners to make life simpler on board.

here is the text of an actual message i sent to my company on this issue--

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gentlemen,

we get so embroiled in ACTIVITY TRAPS ( powered
by external office audits ) --- 

--  that REAL WORK and the purpose of ship ( to carry
 cargo from A to B and make moolah for owners ) is
usually forgotten.

let me talk about ENGINE ROOM ODMCS

Generally I find lot of ignorance with ER ODMCS handling, 
due to which mistakes are made.

In hiding these stupid mistakes crimes are born.  This 
results in ER ODMCS phobia, which is such a simple
apparatus indeed.

Unlike CCR ODMCS which has several limitations 
like 30 litres/ n mile , where flow rate and ships speed is 
amalgamated , 1/30000 DWT limit etc -
-  ER ODMCS is solely concerned with PPM ( 15 ) and 
can be pumped out anywhere unless special area/ local
regulations don’t permit.

However flow rate is indeed important to reduce emulsion, 
so pumps used are NEVER centrifugal.

Unless the weak points of ODMCS are understood-
PREVENTION and  PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE 
can never be done. 

Cure is usually done by changing coalscer filter 
cartridges and calling technicians which is an 
expensive procedure.

Engine bilges contain THREE layers.
1) Top layer-floating oil
2) Middle layer - emulsion
3) Bottom layer-sludge and solid particles.


EMULSION cannot be handled by any ODMCS  on 
this planet -it will use the 15 ppm option and stop the
flow overboard. This is the reason why in CCR
eductors are never used to discharge via ODMCS.  
Bubbles of air in pure water will read as oil.

Emulsion layer TWO in bilges in increased by:--
--air compressors drain blow
--air bottles blow down
--boiler blow down which has additives
--detergents used for cleaning
--chemicals used for cleaning and as CW additives
--light oils used for cleaning
--bacteria build up from additives and gas oils

Sloshing caused by ship ROLLING causes top and 
bottom layers to merge into middle emulsion layer. Even
internal leakages in bilge pump can cause emulsification.

Criminal wastage of budget money by frequent change 
of super expensive coalscer filter ( which makers with 
ulterior motives encourage ) can be eliminated by using
the following preventive methods.

1) The first PERMANENT filter must always be a T 
type strainer for solids . It is cleaned by rotating the handle 
DURING operation - whereby solids are removed from 
bottom by opening a ball valve for few seconds.

2) The second filter must always be a plate type PERMANENT 
coarse oil filter , which discharges the oil automatically.

3) The third filter must be a EMULSION BREAKER chamber. 
You get these coloured stones in the market ( very cheap ). 
The stones can be renewed if required.  

4) The fourth filter must be a PERMANENT stainless steel and 
glass fibrecoalscer, to remove fine oil . It is cleaned by steam.

5) The fifth filter is ALWAYS a  REPLACEABLE filter coalscer 
cartridge which removes low micron oil to come to less than 
15 ppm ( costs a fortune in USA ) . It is protected from
 unnecessary ( budget wasting ) replacement by filters 1 2 3 
and 4.

MOST IMPORTANT:  when ODMCS has NOT been 
operated for a while , first use clean sea water to flush 
away biochemical reaction sediments in the filters . Once 
the clean water passes through to sea "unchallenged"---
only then change over to oily water from BOT.

Most yard deliveries don’t have filters 1 and 3- -- 
it is in the interest of the ship to install it in an
effective and proactive manner- to be pound wise, 
till ship goes for scrap.

Visiting superintendents MUST inspect this arrangement 
and include it in their VIR.

Incinerators on new ships must have excess capacity ,
50% extra, over marpol mandated rules. Incinerator 
manufacturers do NOT give guarantee for refractory.

Refractory gets damaged in the first week due to excess use.

Think about it--

thanks and best regards

capt ajit vadakayil
master
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CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL
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2 comments:

  1. CH
    October 13, 2014 at 6:35 AM
    Respected Captain,

    What is special about Tamil Nadu?

    How come it is able to continuously produce word geniuses like Ramanujam, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, C.V. Raman, A.R. Rahman, Abdul Kalam, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Viswanathan Anand, Illayaraja, etc?

    Even till recently the Chief Justice of India, the Finance Minister, the RBI governor are all Tamils?

    Is there any scientific reason behind this? Because no other region has produced such super genius people in such numbers.

    Regards

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    Capt. Ajit Vadakayil
    October 13, 2014 at 7:06 AM
    hi ch,

    i am sure if i were a lawyer, i will NEVER EVER become CJI.

    i am sure if i were an economist, i will NEVER EVER become finance minister.

    you want me to continue ?

    when i was on my training ship in mumbai with 250 other cadets ( two years ) -- the biggest TELUs ( oily and slimy ) and SNEAKS ( snitches ) became SCC ( senior cadet captains ) , CC ( cadet captains ) , CL ( cadet leaders ) etc.

    i used to be in the CAPTAINS MONTHLY BREAKFAST PARTY ( cadet with maximum negative marks for OFFICER LIKE QUALITIES ) -- to be chewed up for breakfast every month .

    i got an EXTRA FIRST in every subject --except OFFICER LIKE QUALITIES.

    now what are OFFICER LIKE QUALITIES-

    being a son of a bit#h, being a sneak, being a hypocrite, being a as$ kisser , being a leader who will sell out his team, being a back biter, being an informer , being the best in playing to the gallery.

    so, so--

    at the passing out parade --most of the cadets who got all PRIXES were leaders -- they all got BOOOOOEEEEED !

    I remember i got only one prize--for being the best REPORTER IN ENGLISH -- the claps I got from the entire hall still resound in my ears -- along with another ROC ( royal officer cadet -who did NOT care to become a sold out leader ).

    and mind you -- i was in every single team which made my TOP ( starboard fore top ) the champion TOP.

    i was a champion sailor, rower, signaller, marks in subjects, soccer team in both years --

    but i lacked OLQ ( officer like qualities ) of being a FU#KIN' SLIME BALL.

    so in my passing our certificate , after two years of training -- i had an EXTRA FIRST in all subjects -- except OLQ where i was third grade

    so i guess they held a special meeting and GRACED ME TO FIRST CLASS --a young 18 year old boy -- .TEE HEEE !

    AT SEA, THE SAILORS DO NOT CARE FOR YOUR FOUR STRIPES- THEY ONLY CARE FOR WHO YOU ARE--

    AT SEA PEOPLE WHO KNOW ME , OR HAVE HEARD OF ME -- OR SAILED WITH ME, WILL VOUCH--

    CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL WAS A SLAVE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE MIGHTY FU#KIN' CAESAR -- BY LIGHT YEARS .

    this has now passed on to LORE -- never ti happen again in the annals of sea .

    am i boasting ?

    -- so be it !

    humility is NOT about having a low opinion of yourselves to please the JEALOUS party.

    see, this would have been part of my post-- GAMES CAPTAIN PLAYED--

    you made me reveal it prematurely --with your TAMIL PRIDE ! TAKE IT EASY !

    check out my training ship-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwpFBPMtnj4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0BxC3kFET8

    capt ajit vadakayil
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  2. Capt. Ajit Vadakayil
    October 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM
    STOP PRESS:

    I AM WRITING THIS AS I PROMISED ONE OF MY READERS 45 MINUTES AGO-- HE RAN UP TO ME DURING MY MORNING WALK--

    HE WANTED TO KNOW OUT OF MY 300 PLUS SCOOPS IN MY NEARLY 845 ODD POSTS--WHICH IS NO 1 AND WHICH IS NUMBER 300.

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    well let me make it clear , these 300 scoops are CONSTRUCTIVE SCOOPS .

    all these 300 scoops are in the plane of INVENTION and NOT innovation.

    none of these 300 scoops are DESTRUCTIVE -- so my posts proving that edison, newton, darwin, einstein etc are IDIOTS does not find a place in these scoops.

    so waht could be the no 1 scoop?

    it is about providing a HINT on how to make a astronaut hibernate while travelling to mars -to cut down on food and water .

    it is about keeping alive a seriously wounded soldier till he can find proper medical care.

    punch into Google search-
    HIBERNATION WITH HYDROGEN SULPHIDE GAS VADAKAYIL

    and

    FUMAROLES FOR FREE ENERGY AND HYDROGEN SULPHIDE SUICIDES IN JAPAN VADAKAYIL


    one of my russian chief engineers who lived near siberia , a place infested with HUGE bears had once woken up a bear while on hibernation in a cave ( as a child ) and he told be how furious the animal was. Before they go into months of hibernation they would kill a large animal ( bury the dead animal it in the ground ) and would NOT eat it unless it became putrid , reeking of rotten eggs..

    WELL WHAT WOULD BE NO 300 RANK.

    it is about PIN WORMS on as$hole.

    Check out the comment dated 18th Dec 2013 , about surcharging the anus with oxygen 5 times a day to prevent pinworms disrupting your REM sleep. This is a 6000 year old Ayurvedic cure for pinworm which happens when you eat non-veg heavy meats and do NOT wash your as$hole after a crap.
    Punch into Google search-
    VEDIC PRACTISES IN MECCA VADAKAYIL

    If I were a white JEW, I would have been an international celebrity. but then who cares?

    I have reached a stage where ONLY I can evaluate myself--

    one of my DUTCH bosses tried to patronise me nearly 2 decades ago -- he said he has given me a good confidential service report-

    so i told him something in Hindi -- with its translation.

    VADAKAYIL KHUD QUESTION PAPER SET KARTA HAI !

    VADAKAYIL KUD EXAM LIKTHA HAI !!

    VADAKAYIL KHUD NUMBER DETA HAI !!!

    capt ajit vadakayil sets his own exam question paper, he writes the exam , and then he gives himself the marks .

    THIS IS THE MEANING OF LIBERATION.

    believe me -- that man hugged me ( NO patronising here ) and said -- he expected such an frank retort from me .

    he said- every other captain would have said thank you .

    he was told to enter into this dialogue by the single man owner of that shipping company . this was about my " CUT THE CRAP " EMAILS -- where i would point out that the EMPEROR IS NAKED .

    99% of the people will NOT even understand the wisdom and gravity of the statement above.

    capt ajit vadakayil
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