Oil Leak Solutions

A quick and reliable way to stop unexpected oil leaks designed with Teflon particles to form a protective layer, ABCON’s preventative solution is available in 12 different additives. All created to stop leaking stern tube seals, thruster seals and hydraulic equipment. Unlike other products, ABCON is added at only 10% maximum of system volume and reacts directly with the seal ring material causing it to swell and form a Teflon seal to prevent further leakage.

Overview of ABCON products

The high content of Teflon and other complex particles produce a barrier on the damaged surface of the sealing ring. As a result, the leakage is significantly reduced or stopped altogether. Should there be water in the lubricating oil, the resulting paste will provide a substantial safety margin as Teflon maintains its lubricating properties even in water. Furthermore, ABCON reduces wear and tear and protects against corrosion.

​All our products can be blended with all types of mineral lubrication oil and can be used with all seal ring materials.

Our products are also available in Biodegradable oil-based versions with both saturated and unsaturated ester. They all comply with the 2013 EPA VGP requirements as environmentally acceptable. 

Key features 
  • Adds only 5-10% of the total oil volume in your system
  • No installation engineer needed – can be done by crew 
  • Classified as non-dangerous goods, it can be shipped to any location 
  • Enables you to keep sailing until your dry dock.

Stop leak – Oil leakages and water ingress on stern tubes and thrusters:

Leakages occur when they are least expected.​ There can be several causes of a leakage, for instance, fishing lines which are pulled into the seals, sand and other impurities damaging the seals when passing through shallow waters, insufficient lubrication of the seals during dry dock, air locks in CPP’s after assembling, oil film pressed out during stand still etc.

Water ingress damages the system as it causes less lubricity and more corrosion

In ABCON, we offer a simple, easy and efficient solution addressing these leakages. By adding one of our Stop Leak products to the existing system oil, a Teflon barrier is created on the damaged seal which reduces the leakage significantly or stops it all together. We provide solutions to both minor and major leakages in all the different kind of seals. ​

APPLICATION

LEAKAGE RANGE

PRODUCT

STERNTUBE

below 15 litres/day

ABCON MARINE STERN TUBE SL

between 15-50 litres/day

ABCON MARINE STERN TUBE SLL

between 50-100 litres/day

ABCON MARINE STERN TUBE SLLL

THRUSTER

below 0.5 litres/hour

ABCON MARINE-THRUSTER SL

between 0.5-2 litres/hour

ABCON MARINE-THRUSTER SLL

between 2-4 litres/hour

ABCON MARINE-THRUSTER SLLL

Preventative Maintenance for stern tubes and thrusters

Reduce wear and risk of leakage with our + products in your Sterntube or Thruster system – proven to decrease the maintenance costs on your vessels.

STERN TUBE+ is a Teflon based paste, THRUSTER+ is a hydraulic oil and Teflon based paste.

They create a Teflon layer on the surface of the rubber seal rings and on the mating metal surfaces. It is extremely protecting against wear on bearings and seals. It reduces the risk of leakages and protects against corrosion as well. According to our oil analysis from vessels, ABCON+ additives reduce the metal wear by 50% or more.


When blended with the existing system oil, the blend produces excellent lubrication, which due to its Teflon content, maintains its lubrication effect on the rubber surface as well as on the metal surfaces even during standstill. 

In case of longer periods of standstill, the Teflon protects the seals/shafts from running warm at start-up, thereby, reducing the risk of damage

In case there is salty water in the oil, it provides a substantial safety margin as Teflon maintains its lubrication properties even in salty water.

​STERN TUBE+ and THRUSTER+ can be blended with all types of mineral and synthetic oils.

APPLICATION

PRODUCT

STERNTUBE

ABCON MARINE-STERN TUBE+ 

THRUSTER

ABCON MARINE-TRHUSTER+

Stop Leak and Preventative maintenance on other equipment

Further to the comprehensive range of products for your stern tubes and thrusters, we have a matching range of products for many other applications including:

APPLICATION

TYPE

PRODUCT

HYDRAULICS

Stop Leak

ABCON HYDRAULICS SL 

Stop Leak Large particles

ABCON MARINE HYDRAULICS SLL

Preventative Maintenance

ABCON MARINE HYDRAULICS+

TRANSMISSIONS

Preventative Maintenance

ABCON MARINE GEAR+

RUBBER SEALS

Preventative Maintenance

ABCON MARINE-SEAL PROTECT+

VALVE SPINDLE AND SEALS

ALL BEARINGS AND SURFACES

HINGE PINS AND HATCH BOLTS

EXHAUST SYSTEM AND HOT BOLTS

ENGINE ASSEMBLY

THREADS (PARTICULARLY THOSE TO BE TORQUED)

TREADS, BOLTS ETC. WHICH ARE EXPOSED TO SEAWATER

Assembly Paste

ABCON MARINE-MLP

 


FAQ’s

My sterntube is leaking oil from the aft seal, how quickly can you supply the correct grade of Sterntube Stop Leak

In most cases we have our products on the shelf, ready to go and can be delivered anywhere in the world.

Are ABCON products easy to ship and progress through customs?

Yes. All the products in our range are classed as non-hazardous, so not subject to anything other than normal shipping processes.

My thruster is leaking oil at a rate of 1 litre an hour, which product do I need

You will need Abcon Marine-Thruster SLL, specifically designed for Thruster seal leakages of between 0.5 and 2.0 litres/hour.

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