Planetary Gear box overhauling 

ALATAS’ SERVICEWORKSHOP REPAIR  
LOCATION  EMEA / UAE / ALATAS WORKSHOP, DUBAI
EQUIPMENT  PLANETARY GEARBOX
BRAND / MODELSUMITOMO HEAV INDUSTRIES LTD   CPHFL-150A-QS-83

Introduction:

In a challenging scenario aboard a vessel, the hoisting operation came to a grinding halt when the planetary gearbox jammed. The setback posed significant operational concerns, but the prompt intervention by AME (Alatas Middle East) turned the tide. This story narrates the rapid response and comprehensive solution to tackle the crisis.

Background:

A critical situation unfolded when the vessel’s hoisting winch was discovered to be inoperative due to a jammed gearbox. This unexpected disruption threatened to disrupt maritime operations. AME swiftly engaged to address the issue, removing the damaged gearbox and initiating a thorough evaluation to determine the extent of the problem.

Alatas’ Solution:

AME’s response was swift and efficient. The malfunctioning gearbox was promptly replaced with a functional unit, while the problematic one was transported to their workshop for a detailed assessment.

Job Scope: The scope of work undertaken by AME encompassed a series of critical tasks aimed at restoring the gearbox to operational condition:

  1. Complete Gearbox Dismantling: The gearbox was meticulously taken apart, ensuring that every component, from gear wheels to planetary carriers and housing, was examined with precision.
  2. Evaluation of Component Status: Each gear wheel, planetary carrier, and housing was subjected to a meticulous evaluation. This step aimed to determine the extent of damage and identify any parts that required maintenance or replacement.
  3. Load Line Inspection: A thorough check on the load line was conducted, ensuring that it met safety and performance standards.

AME’s comprehensive approach to the situation underscores their commitment to ensuring the safe and efficient operation of vital equipment aboard the vessel. Their rapid response and dedication to resolving this issue will undoubtedly reinforce their reputation as a trusted partner in maritime solutions. The successful restoration of the hoisting operation serves as a testament to their expertise and proficiency in critical maritime operations.

Dismantling and Inspection of the Gearbox

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