Maintenance-Free Pumping on Ships With Small Space Requirements
Rotary lobe pumps for bilge pumping and conveying tasks in tight spaces
Two things are severely limited on ships: Space and time. Compactness is particularly vital in the machine room, as each centimetre means a loss at the expense of valuable transport capacity. As a global specialist in complex fluid management, NETZSCH Pumps & Systems offers you pump solutions individually tailored to your shipbuilding needs.
TORNADO® rotary lobe pumps have been used in shipbuilding for many years and pump countless products with low maintenance and low space requirements.
The modern rotary lobe pumps also offer numerous other advantages.
Highest safety and low space requirement for pumping on ships
Two things are severely limited on ships: space and time. Compactness is particularly vital in the machine room, as each centimeter means a loss at the expense of valuable transport capacity. At the same time, the systems have to be robust, as manpower can hardly be switched to repairs at sea and interim port stops are to be avoided at all costs for reasons of time. So maximum demands are placed on safety-critical systems such as bilge pumps.
Universal ship pumps ensure the highest delivery volumes
Compact, weight-reduced, resistant, easy to handle and high-performance are the main demands on pumps in shipbuilding. The requirements for ship pumps are as varied as their areas of application. The most important places of use are the engine room, where fuel and oil are pumped into the engines, and numerous lubricant and hydraulic pumps are used for various aggregates. But water is also pumped for the operation and cooling of the machines and totals and draining of the hull. In addition to their universal applicability, pumps on ships sometimes have to pump high volumes.
Pumps on ships: How to save up to 30 percent weight
The compact and robust TORNADO® rotary lobe pumps from NETZSCH are particularly suitable for use in confined spaces, such as those found on ships. They have already proven their reliability in shipbuilding over decades. In addition to their robustness and small footprint, TORNADO® rotary lobe pumps offer numerous other advantages. The drive concept using synchronous belts and the compact pump design make the system practically maintenance-free and reduces the required installation space to a minimum. The heart of the TORNADO® is an oil-free synchronisation gear with a belt drive instead of a complex and voluminous synchronisation gear. This not only reduces the weight of the pump by at least 30 percent. On the other hand, the entire mechanism is hardly susceptible to faults, and the range of spare parts is minimal.
TORNADO® rotary lobe pumps have been performing the job reliably for years. NETZSCH is now offering additional advantages with the new generation, TORNADO®. The new drive concept and the more compact pump design make the system practically maintenance-free and reduce the required installation space to a minimum. The heart of the TORNADO® is an oil-free synchronized gear with belt drive instead of a complex and space-eating timing gear. The new gear not only reduces the weight of the pump by at least 30 percent, the entire mechanism is also almost error-free and the range of spare parts is thankfully low. As the system is not lubricated, time-consuming lubricant filling and the risk of environmentally hazardous leakages are a thing of the past.