bulk carriers – thrusters
Bulk carriers are equipped with tunnel thrusters, which are used for mooring your vessel. Ensuring perfect mooring operation can only be achieved, if your thruster is running smoothly. Therefore, they must have high reliability.
Thruster seals, bearings and gears are at risk of being damaged if hydraulic and lubrication oil is not kept free from seawater, particles and oxidation residues, and this can cause the system to fail. Water ingress happens through propeller seals, due to damage, wear and movement of the shaft , and seawater causes corrosion and increases wear rate on bearings and gears.
Benefits, installing CJC® Oil Filters
- Protect your investment – ensure manoeuvrability
- Avoid off-hire
- Optimise efficiency
- Reduce risk of costly thruster repairs
- Reduced costly replacement of EAL oils
When you install a CJC® Oil Filter solution on the thruster oil systems on your bulk carrier, you get an oil filter with excellent water, dirt and oxidation removal capacities, and the highest dirt holding capacity. This gives you cost savings and better reliability of the thruster.
Technically, CJC® is known for keeping oil dry, clean, and without oxidation residues, which is documented over many years and in several thruster installations. CJC® Oil Filter solutions are installed with many shipowners worldwide.
When you choose CJC® Oil Filters, you ensure a long lifetime of the thruster, reduce maintenance and you avoid unplanned breakdowns. You can even monitor the condition of your system using the Oil Contamination Monitor.
For thruster systems on bulk carriers, you can select between below solutions:
- CJC® Filter Separator, PTU
- CJC®Desorber/Filter Combi Unit
- with or without CJC® Oil Condition Monitor, OCM15
The CJC® System solutions fit all sizes of thrusters – new or old, and we deliver globally where required. In close co-operation with technical organizations, we help select the most fitting solution depending on system type and conditions in the environment.