STUDS BREAKING DUE TO IMPROPER TIGHTENING TORQUE/PROCEDURE
Name: Sukesh Kumar S, Student ID: 49209, Rank: 3rd Engineer
While at sea one of the running generators tripped which resulted in black out due to a damage in fuel pumps, Fuel pump studs got broken which resulted in damage to generators as well
Reason: Overheating of studs.
Corrective Action/ Lessons to be learnt:
Correct torque limit to be applied to the studs as per manufacturer’s recommendation.