Rt Hon Damian Green MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, visits Kineteco. Kineteco were proud to show the minister round the operation. He was accompanied by Jo James, Chief Executive of Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce. Kineteco demonstrated the installation and operation of spring starters. Both guests gamely joined in with the demonstration and showed how easy it can be to start an engine.
The engine used was a Siyang 380J-3 direct injection diesel engine 1.4ltr 3 cyl 20.6kw. Configured for use for lifeboat propulsion.
The engine has an electric starter in the primary pocket, so the spring starter was fitted to the secondary pocket and requires a reverse rotation starter. The starter has an optional extra of an electrical cut out, which would be linked into the primary starter, to prevent the primary starter being activated when the spring starter is engaged.
Also in attendance were Clive & Mark Wilson from local engineering supplier AES, and Tim Jordan supervisor of the Kineteco apprentice Jamie Nichols.
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