Wärtsilä Launches Environmentally Efficient Face Seal For Oil-Lubricated Vessels
A new sealing solution for oil-lubricated vessels, Wärtsilä Dualguard, has been launched by the technology group Wärtsilä. Not only will this solution remove the risks related to operational oil leakages and the related non-compliances but will also be able to stand the extreme conditions, safeguards against fishing lines and other debris and will also bring down the likeliness of failure. “We have worked in close cooperation with our customers throughout the design process to ensure Wärtsilä Dualguard fully meets their needs,” says Benjamin Tornberg, OEM & Environmental Solutions Manager, Seals & Bearings, Wärtsilä Marine.
“This unique seal is a culmination of innovative design and over 100 years’ experience. Its independently managed void space takes away the oil-to-sea interface for systems running on Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL) or mineral oil, essentially making it pollution-free, and is the perfect choice for thruster manufacturers who still prefer oil over water. Crucially, Wärtsilä Dualguard exemplifies our commitment to environmentally sustainable shipping.”
Not only does Wärtsilä Dualguard maintain the operational and environmental efficiency but it also has a flexible design and helps in making the process of maintenance simple by proving for in situ servicing.
In order to be in line with the stipulations of the Vessel General Permit, the vessel has an auxiliary system that prevents oil pollution into the sea and also the contamination of the lubricants.
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The launch of this product is in line with the Smart Marine approach of the company for the creation of great efficiencies and for the betterment of the environmental performance for its customers.