bulk carriers – steering gears

Steering gears consist not only of the gears themselves, but also of the hydraulic power unit, and a control system, which is quite complex. If the steering gear is not working, you will lose control of the vessel. Therefore, it is critical to keep a high reliability of steering gears. 

If oil in the steering gear lubrication and hydraulic systems is not kept free from particles, oxidation residues and water, the steering gear operation may fail. The reason is gradually increasing wear, caused by particles and oxidation residues that are not removed. Repairing or servicing a steering gear is very costly.

Benefits, installing CJC® Oil Filters

  • Protect your investment and avoid loss of charter
  • Optimise efficiency and operation
  • Reduce risk of steering gear repairs
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Increase the lifetime of system oil

When you install a CJC® Oil Filter solution on your steering gear, you ensure operability of the steering gear and thereby operation of your vessel. You get an oil filter with excellent dirt, oxidation and water removal capacities, and the highest dirt holding capacity. This gives you cost savings and better reliability of the steering gear. 

Technically, CJC® is known for keeping oil clean and without oxidation residues, which is documented over many years and in several steering gear installations. 

CJC® Oil Filter solutions are installed with many shipowners worldwide. When you choose CJC® Oil Filters, you ensure a long lifetime of the steering gear, reduce maintenance and you avoid unplanned off-hire. You can even monitor the condition of your system using the Oil Contamination Monitor.

Your solutions
For hydraulic steering gear on bulk carriers, you will need:

  • CJC® Fine Filter, HDU 
  • with or without CJC® Oil Condition Monitor, OCM15

The CJC® System solutions fit all sizes and makes of steering gears, and we deliver globally where required. In close co-operation with technical organizations, we help select the correct solution depending on system type and conditions in the environment. 

Brochures & Guides

Marine sector brochure
Clean Oil Guide