MOLTech, MOL, JHC, and Mitsui Zosen (Akiken) are conducting research and development on the propeller-mounted energy-saving device called PBCF (Note 1) and the energy-saving rudder with bulb fins.
A propeller is a rotating fan like structure which is used to propel the ship by using the power generated and transmitted by the main engine of the ship. Propellers are be classified on the basis of several factors. Find out more inside the article.
Kongsberg Maritime has successfully adapted a propeller concept used in naval applications and is now offering the same operational and environmental benefits to commercial shipping customers.
A variety of factors are taken into consideration while selecting propeller for a ship. Learn about ten important points considered for efficient ship propeller design.
The efficiency of the propeller is pulled down by various losses such as vibration and noise. Learn about some of the important methods used by ship designers to reduce propeller vibrations and increase its efficiency.
Learn how sighting and boring of the ship’s stern tube is done for proper alignment of propeller shaft. Read more inside the article.
Learn about the design of two main types of ship propellers – controllable pitch propeller (CPP) and fixed pitch propeller (FPP), along with the advantages and disadvantages of each of them.