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    <p style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”><span style=”color: #000000;”><span style=”font-family: ‘Arial’,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>We just recently found our second charge air receiver air pipe (pulsation damper) failed.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>  </span>The air pipe cracks and disintegrates about 3 feet back from the end closest the turbo chargers.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>  </span>W</span><span style=”font-family: ‘Georgia’,serif; font-size: 12pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;”>ä</span><span style=”font-family: ‘Arial’,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>rtsil</span><span style=”font-family: ‘Georgia’,serif; font-size: 12pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;”>ä</span><span style=”font-family: ‘Arial’,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”> is claiming that they really haven’t seen this issue before.</span></span><span style=”font-family: ‘Arial’,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”><span style=”color: #000000;”> </span></span></p>
    <p style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”><span style=”font-family: ‘Arial’,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”><span style=”color: #000000;”>   We ordered two air pipes when the first failed because the lead time is in the months.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>  </span>We have a replacement on station so it’ll take about two days to replace and we’ll be back in original condition.</span></span><span style=”font-family: ‘Arial’,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”><span style=”color: #000000;”> </span></span></p>
    <p style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”><span style=”font-family: ‘Arial’,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”><span style=”color: #000000;”>   Note that even though the air pipe is critical to proper combustion in the engine we had no indication that the air pipe had failed until we discovered it during an inspection.</span></span><span style=”font-family: ‘Arial’,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”><span style=”color: #000000;”> </span></span></p>
    <p style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”><span style=”font-family: ‘Arial’,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”><span style=”color: #000000;”>   We ordered another air pipe to have in stock – however, it won’t arrive until February – so, you can see the lead time is very long.</span></span></p>
    <p style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”><span style=”color: #000000;”><span style=”font-family: ‘Arial’,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>   However – of particular interest is that even though W</span><span style=”font-family: ‘Georgia’,serif; font-size: 12pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;”>ä</span><span style=”font-family: ‘Arial’,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>rtsil</span><span style=”font-family: ‘Georgia’,serif; font-size: 12pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;”>ä</span><span style=”font-family: ‘Arial’,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”> claims that they haven’t had a problem with air pipes we were told that the new air pipes are made of a different material.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>  </span>The original air pipe is a stainless steel material.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>  </span>The new air pipe is not.</span></span></p>
    <p style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”><span style=”color: #000000;”><span style=”font-family: ‘Arial’,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>   If you are still in build/commissioning,you may want to verify that W</span><span style=”font-family: ‘Georgia’,serif; font-size: 12pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;”>ä</span><span style=”font-family: ‘Arial’,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>rtsil</span><span style=”font-family: ‘Georgia’,serif; font-size: 12pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;”>ä</span><span style=”font-family: ‘Arial’,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”> installed the NEW style air pipe at your facility.</span></span></p>
     

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