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Frequently asked questions

How to identify a Woodward device part number

WHERE TO FIND DEVICE PART NUMBER

Part number completely defines every Woodward device. Knowing the Part number, PBM can offer overhauling service, spare parts and/or new Woodward device.

Every Woodward device has a Part number. Part number is always attached to the device.

Whenever you need any information regarding a Woodward device, please provide the Part Number in advance.

Sometimes, Part number is also called Designation number, Designation, Part No or P/N.

Part Number position examples on hydro mechanic governors:

Woodward products ordering

WOODWARD PRODUCTS ORDERING

General:
When ordering any Woodward device, the respective Part number is requested. Every Woodward device has a Part number placed directly on the device itself. If you are looking for a new device/replacement without knowing the part number, PBM’s technical department will offer technical support in finding the device’s Part number which satisfies your needs.

It is impossible to order any Woodward product without the respective Part number.


Ordering hydro-mechanical governor:
For governor order, Governor's Part number should be provided. The Part number is placed directly on the governor (see document '01. Where to find Part Number’).

1) New Woodward governor
Price: according Woodward price list
Delivery time will be provided on request. Packaging is included. Transportation cost is not included.

2) Second hand ‘good as new’ Woodward governor
Price: 75% of the Woodward price list.
Delivery time is 1-2 days from PBM warehouse if available. Packaging is included. Transportation cost is not included.

3) Woodward governor on exchange base
Price: according to the offer. Packaging is included. Transportation cost is not included.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Upon the request the offer will be send to the client with all necessary explanations
‘Old/used’ governor should be returned within 30 days. Otherwise the 75% of the new governor will be charged.
‘Old/used’ governor should be in working condition (e.g. taken from machinery). If sent from warehouse, this fact should be noted.
‘Old/used’ governor should be complete when sent to PBM. All missing parts will be charged.
If the ‘Old/used’ governor is impossible to overhaul because it presents substantially damages, the 75% of the new governor will be charged.
Transport cost is not included.

Ordering Woodward governor spares - procedure

ORDERING WOODWARD SPARES PROCEDURE

Every Woodward governor has a corresponding manual where all parts are numbered in exploded view.

When you submit an order for Woodward governors spares, the following information should be provided:

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  1. Governor's Part Number
  2. Governor's reference manual number
  3. Spare part position number
  4. Spares quantity

Spares warranty: 12 months from delivery

Ordering example:

  1. Governor's Part Number: 8525-699
  2. Governor's reference manual number: 03040
  3. Spare part position number: 200 – Synchronizing motor
  4. Spares quantity: Pcs 1
Overhauling of the governor in workshop

OVERHAULING WOODWARD GOVERNOR IN WORKSHOP

Governor overhauling is the process where from 'old/used' governor the 'good as new' governor is made.

Overhauling of the governor consists of the following procedures:

  1. Receiving, unpackaging and marking of the governor
  2. Checking of the part number, visual inspection
  3. If non conformities are found, the governor's condition will be reported to the client (taking photos if necessary)
  4. Dismantling to a single part, cleaning/washing
  5. Parts condition analysis – preliminary defect report – determine which parts have to be replaced
  6. Sending the preliminary defect report to the client for confirmation
  7. Standard Woodward repair kit is always used for overhauling
  8. Assembling the governor using repair kit and new parts as per points 5.-7.
  9. Testing the governor on test stand following Woodward protocol
  10. Issuing the final defect report and sending it to the client for confirmation
  11. When tested and adjusted, governor is painted
  12. Ready for delivery offering 1 year warranty when mounted and used in proper way

NOTE:
Packaging is included in overhauling price
Transport is not included

Overhauling the governor on exchange base

OVERHAULING THE WOODWARD GOVERNOR ON EXCHANGE BASE

Overhauling the governor on exchange base is the process where client’s governor is replaced with an identical governor (part number identification). The replaced governor is then properly overhauled and after that is considered ‘good-as-new’.

Overhauling of the governor on exchange base consists of the following procedures:

  1. Request for governor indicating the correct part number
  2. Checking for the requested governor in PBM warehouse
  3. Sending the offer to the client with all necessary explanations
  4. After offer confirmation sending the requested governor to the vessel (to the agent in the defined port)
  5. Replacing the governor/commissioning (work performed by the crew and/or by PBM Woodward specialists) on the vessel
  6. Sending the ‘old’ governor to PBM’s workshop
  7. When the ‘old’ governor arrives at the PBM’s workshop, the complete procedure of overhauling (as described in document 04. Governors overhauling in workshop) will be performed
  8. When overhauled and tested, the governor will be stored in PBM’s warehouse

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
If the governor is not in use (e.g. from warehouse), this should be noted in request.
If the governor is impossible to overhaul (e.g. case/housing with cracks) the 75% of the value of the new governor will be charged.
The ‘old’ governor should be returned to PBM within 30 days.
Packaging is included in the price.
Transport cost is not included.

Overhauling the Remote Control System

OVERHAULING THE MAIN ENGINE PNEUMATIC REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM (MANOUEVRING SYSTEM)

Overhauling the Pneumatic remote control system consists of overhauling all pneumatic valves/cylinders involved in main engine control (start, stop, reversing ahead and astern, speed setting telegraph, from bridge, ECR and EMCY stand).

Overhauling pneumatic control of auxiliary engines’ starting system can be performed as well.

(1) Engines manufacturers recommend overhauling pneumatic components every two years.

(2) It is also recommended to check the functioning of the system regularly; air bottles should be drained every day, filters cleaned regularly, automatic water traps emptied, compressors must be properly maintained in order to minimize the content of the oil and water in the system.

Prior to the overhauling of the Remote Control System (RCS), the client should provide the engine type, number of cylinders, pneumatic drawing and valve list. If some information are not available, an approximation will be done based on PBM's experience.

The procedure for Overhauling the RCS is as follows:

  • Sending genuine repair kits to the vessel
  • Few days before the end of Dry Dock, the technicians will join the vessel in order to overhaul and test the RCS system (at sea as well, if necessary)
  • Overhauling consists of dismantling the pneumatic valves/cylinders, overhauling using genuine repair kits, testing the valves with special tools, returning the valves on their position, testing/simulation the RCS.

For the mentioned works and repair kits, PBM offers 12 months of Limited Warranty.
If the valve (valves) is (are) impossible to overhaul due to their bad condition, the situation will be presented to the responsible on board/client, offering also a solution.
Packaging is included.
Transport cost is not included.
Sea trial, if necessary, will be charged additionally.

Overhauling Remote Control System on Exchange Base

OVERHAULING THE MAIN ENGINE PNEUMATIC REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM (MANOUEVRING SYSTEM) ON EXCHANGE BASE

General:
Overhauling the Pneumatic remote control system consists of overhauling all pneumatic valves/cylinders involved in main engine control (start, stop, reversing ahead and astern, speed setting telegraph, from bridge, ECR and EMCY stand).

Overhauling the pneumatic control of auxiliary engines’ starting system can be performed as well.

(1) Engines manufacturers recommend overhauling the pneumatic components every two years.

(2) It is also recommended to check the functioning of the system regularly; air bottles should be drained every day, filters cleaned regularly, automatic water traps emptied, compressors must be maintained in order to minimize the content of the oil and water in the system.

Remote Control System:
Prior to the overhauling of the Remote Control System (RCS), the client should provide the engine type, number of cylinders, pneumatic drawing and valve list. If some information are not available, an approximation will be done based on PBM's experience.

Overhauling on Exchange Base has several advantages: replacing the valves reduces intervention time making the process suitable within a very short time slot (e.g. during cargo operation), there is no possibility to face a problem with pneumatic valve which is impossible to overhaul on the vessel due to bad condition (e.g. corroded valve).

Procedure of Overhauling of RCS on Exchange Base is as follows:

  • Upon request sending the offer to the client with all necessary explanations
  • After offer confirmation sending pneumatic valves (overhauled and tested in PBM workshop) to the vessel prior to technicians arrival
  • The technicians will join the vessel in order to replace the valves and test the RCS system (at sea as well, if necessary)
  • Old/used pneumatic valves should be sent to PBM workshop within 30 days from intervention
  • Used pneumatic valves will be overhauled in PBM workshop
  • If there are some valves which are impossible to overhaul due to their bad condition, the situation will be presented to the client; those valves will be charged additionally

For the mentioned works and repair kits, PBM offers a 12 months Limited Warranty.
Packaging is included.
Transport cost is not included.
Sea trial, if necessary, will be charged additionally.

Partial overhauling the Remote Control Systems

PARTIAL OVERHAULING THE MAIN ENGINE PNEUMATIC REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM (MANOUEVRING SYSTEM)

Partial Overhauling the Pneumatic remote control system consists of overhauling the essential pneumatic valves/cylinders involved in the main engine control (start, stop, reversing ahead and astern, speed setting telegraph, from bridge, ECR and EMCY stand).

Field experience pointed out these components as essential on MAN B&W MC engines; reversing cylinders on fuel pumps and air distributor and starting valves.

(1) Engines manufacturers recommend overhauling of pneumatic components every two years.

(2) It is also recommended to check the functioning of the system regularly; air bottles should be drained every day, filters cleaned regularly, automatic water traps emptied, compressors must be maintained in order to minimize the content of the oil and water in the system.

Prior to the partial overhauling of the Remote Control System (RCS), the client should provide the engine type, number of cylinders, pneumatic drawing and valve list. If some information is not available, an approximation will be done based on PBM's experience.

Procedure of Partial Overhauling the RCS is as follows:

  • Upon request sending the offer to the client with all necessary explanations
  • After offer confirmation sending genuine repair kits to the vessel
  • Few days before the end of Dry Dock, the technicians will join the vessel in order to overhaul and test the RCS system (at sea as well, if necessary)
  • Overhauling consists of dismantling the pneumatic valves/cylinders, overhauling using genuine repair kits, testing the valves with special tools, returning the valves on their position, testing/simulation of the RCS
  • If during testing the RCS system, some (of non-overhauled) pneumatic valves will be found out of order, this event will be reported to responsible person on board/client

For the mentioned works and repair kits, PBM offers a 12 months Limited Warranty.

If some valves/cylinders are impossible to overhaul due to their bad condition, the situation will be presented to the responsible on board/client, offering also a solution.

The partial overhauling can performed on Exchange base as well.

Packaging is included.
Transportation cost is not included.
Sea trial, if necessary, will be charged additionally.

What is exchange base

EXCHANGE BASE

Exchange base is a procedure where client's device is replaced with a device of the same type from PBM's workshop. The delivered device from the PBM workshop is a second hand device overhauled with genuine spares. This device has a 'good-as-new' guarantee.

Overhauled second hand devices from PBM’s workshop are warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship, when installed and used in the manner for which they are intended, for a period of 12 months from the date of shipment from PBM.

The client’s device (that was replaced) should be sent to PBM’s workshop for overhauling within 30 days.

PBM offers hydro-mechanical governors, pneumatic valves/cylinders/actuators and engine connecting rods on exchange base.

More information regarding Exchange base are available at FAQ section.