The pre-heating device where the fuel is heated to the right temperature before it is fed to the engine
Saturday, 17 May 2008
Trip To The North (5)
Installing and testing the water diesel emulsion fuel delivery system were plagued by a number of problems. First the pre-heating equipment's thermostat failed and the fuel overheated to vapour; next the rubber hoses connecting to the various equipment collapsed under pressure. We had to make two trips to Taiping, 30 kilometres away to buy the required materials which were hard to find. Time was wasted in travelling by boat to and fro which took about 20 minutes each trip. Finally, working on the main barge against the incessant growling of the huge extraction machine required wearing ear plugs that made only communication by sign language possible. It was only about 7.30 pm that the delivery system worked satisfactorily. The workers were given a dinner treat for working late.