Adjustable pitch tunnel thrusters are more complicated, equipped with controllable pitch propeller, it is used at bow or side or stern section, it depends on the requested thrust force and the hull design.
Fountom is an experienced designer and manufacturer for adjustable tunnel thruster provider in the technical scope of:
Hydrodynamic is the key technology of marine thruster. With an advanced computational fluid dynamics software to complete emulation calculation and use advanced pool testing method to precisely measure the hydrodynamic performance of blade and underwater mechanism, which greatly improve the propeller efficiency and reduce noise and vibration of the thruster.
The Optimized combination of diameter-rotate speed of propeller can improve propulsion efficiency, in the same thrust force Fountom makes the whole thruste unit smaller in diameter to improve the ratio of utilization of cabin.
By Employing thicker duct plate, developing higher propeller area ratio, that allows the thruster to move in less noise and vibration. Strong and durable driving shaft and seal are adopted for longer operation.
Underwater structure are optimized so that it have rational construction, which convenient for maintenance and repairing, On the periodical inspection, the thruster is durable, almost no need to change major parts except seals.
Gear and bearing have high strength and long longevity, and dipped into oil to got better lubrication and cooling effect, which improving the reliability of TP. Excellent tail shaft sealing that can meet the strict requirements on anti-pollution law of sea and ocean environment.
Thrusters supplied by Fountom can work with the DP (Dynamic Positioning) system.
DP system is an advanced propulsion manoeuvring system implemented for offshore operations. By enabling the propellers and thrusters on the vessel, it allows the vessels to maintain its position or course against currents, waves and winds.
The tunnel thrusters can be classified into two types by its on-board arrangement: L Type and Z type, Fountom design and manufacture both of them, please contact our team to choose the right type for your vessel.
Also Fountom electric motor driven side thrusters can be used on vessels of: container vessels, tankers, bulk carriers, dry cargo vessels, passenger liners, fishing trawlers, tugboat.
Most of the IACS certificate is available for Fountom thrusters including ABS, BV, CCS, DNV-GL, RINA, NK, KR.
Qualified and experienced electric, mechanical Engineers can be sent to your shipyard or possible workplaces to attend to supervise the installation and commissioning as well as training for operation.
|Thruster Type||Bow Thruster, Stern Thruster|
|Driven Mode||Hydraulic Driven, Electric Driven, Engine Driven|
|Propeller Type||Controllable Pitch Thruster|
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