Damen Develops Nozzle Spinning Method

(Press Release)
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
DMC Nozzle Spinning Machine (Photo: Damen)

Damen Marine Components (DMC) has developed a pioneering nozzle production method based on a single weld seam on the inner side of the nozzle. This makes the process much more efficient and environmentally friendly. The new Nozzle Spinning Machine can deliver nozzles up to 4.5 m at short notice.
Based in Hardinxveld in the Netherlands and part of the Damen Shipyards Group, DMC has invested in new spinning machinery for its facility in Gdansk, Poland.
“The new spinning machinery, developed in the past two years, makes the production of nozzles much easier and gives an improved end product, because there is only a single weld seam on the inner side of the nozzle,” said Steef Staal, DMC Managing Director. “Manufacturing the complete inside of a nozzle in one go is very special. This machine can produce any nozzle profile in every diameter and without the need for auxiliary tools.”
The spinning machine can produce nozzles with an inside diameter ranging from 1,000 mm to 4.5 m. Using a completely automated system, the machine can handle stainless steel, duplex, steel and special steel materials. The new machine is also able to handle the demand for shorter delivery times, emphasizes Staal.
“Uncertainty in the market often means that companies order equipment at the very last minute, and this means that lead times and delivery times are growing shorter. With this machine, we adapt to that process.”
Propeller nozzles are a sustainable product by definition, because they significantly reduce fuel consumption and thus cut down on CO² emissions. However, the new production method is even more environmentally friendly.
“Because there is less welding and grinding, this method saves energy and emissions,” said Staal. “In addition, the new machinery saves production time and enhances our stable price/quality ratio, making it more cost efficient.”
 

Maritime Reporter January 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

New Products

Blue Sky Network Updates SkyRouter Web Portal

Blue Sky Network (BSN), a global provider of satellite tracking and fleet management solutions for land mobile, maritime and aviation assets, announced upgrades

Partnership Targets Waste Conversion Solutions

Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc. has entered into a strategic partnership with Green Marine Capital (GMC) in an effort to enable off grid sustainability

Abu Dhabi Ports Invests in Management Software

Abu Dhabi Ports is implementing a brand new terminal operating system (TOS) which will enhance the general cargo operations at the emirate’s ports, significantly

Marine Propulsion

SKF Expands Electric Motor Repair Network

Electric motors are among the highest in reliability incident reports, said SKF Canada, noting that for many companies, electric motor failures lead to a continual

GE Powers Diadema Cruise Ship

Fincantieri shipyard to equip in-board propulsion for Carnival and Costa vessels, GE’s Power Conversion business has helped the shipyard successfully deliver the

Marine Equipment

SKF Expands Electric Motor Repair Network

Electric motors are among the highest in reliability incident reports, said SKF Canada, noting that for many companies, electric motor failures lead to a continual

GE Powers Diadema Cruise Ship

Fincantieri shipyard to equip in-board propulsion for Carnival and Costa vessels, GE’s Power Conversion business has helped the shipyard successfully deliver the

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2454 sec (4 req/sec)