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The University of Gdansk, Poland published a paper quoting ABS figures for propulsion shaft failures and Offshore Supply Vessels and tugs amounted to 66 percent of the total failures in the report. Broken coupling flange bolts resulted in loss of propulsion, endangering the safety of the vessel. High torque values are generally considered to be a major cause of accelerated failure. Low speed operation and bad weather causes propeller loading to vary widely, shaft bending may take place as a result of ship hull deformation. The high torque loading when changing propeller rotation going ahead or astern, in some cases the torque may be doubled. Additional contributing factors may be: excessive wearing of intermediate bearings, accelerated stern bearing clearance growth and deteriorating engine mountings. CPP installations are less affected by this type of failure as the direction of rotation is constant..

Posted to Marine Propulsion Report by Keith Henderson on 5/4/2010 11:40:45 AM | with 3 comments


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