Without reliable sealing, even the simplest marine operation can become time consuming, costly and complex. With decades of experience in the design, servicing and integration of stern tube seals, bearings and shaft lines, Wärtsilä Shaft Line Solutions has extensive insight into the design and operational considerations that go towards maintaining maximal seal reliability. Read the business white paper to find out more.
Ensuring the reliability of a vessel is one of the most important responsibilities of any operator, and the stern tube seals are an essential element of seaworthiness. Crew should make regular visual inspections of seals to assess for signs of leakage, damage or overheating. In modern installations, these inspections can be supported by continuous digital monitoring of wear, temperature and water/ oil quality to provide early detection of potential issues. And seal assemblies should be thoroughly vetted and wearable parts replaced during periodic surveys (typically every five years on commercial vessels).
Backed by a responsible maintenance routine, Wärtsilä’s stern tube seals are designed to provide optimal reliability across the lifecycle of the vessel – leaving ship owners and ship operators to focus on making the best use of their assets.
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