Date of project: JUNE~JULY 2014
Key objectives: STERNTUBE RETROFIT WITHIN 10 DAYS
Project location: DUBAI
Key barriers/issues: TIME CONSTRAINTS
Key achievements: 4 week production with class approval. 9 day installation
This respected ship owner decided to retrofit a sterntube seal system to an air seal in order to avoid using an ‘environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL)’ as defined in the USEPA VGP introduced in December 2013. The project necessitated the production and class approval of a 850mm forward and aft fully split seal arrangement and associated air seal components within 4 working weeks to meet the dry dock date. AtZ Marine worked with its partner AEGIR-Marine to produce the seal and sent their director of engineering to project manage the installation. The seal, air seal components and revised stlo pipework was installed and commissioned within 9 days.