In recent times, there has been a change of emphasis from lowest first cost to sustainable solutions, with environmental impact being high on the agenda. Risk reduction is now also one of the main drivers and is linked closely to Environmental legislation. Trends are changing in marine propulsion equipment specification. This paper discusses the drivers, the solutions, current status and future predictions of these trends within the stern tube bearing and seal business.
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The Challenge of Stern Tube Bearings and Seals
Paper presented at the SNAME 14th Propeller and Shafting Symposium, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, September 2015.
Paper Number: SNAME-PSS-2015-013
Published: September 15 2015
Thornhill, John. "The Challenge of Stern Tube Bearings and Seals." Paper presented at the SNAME 14th Propeller and Shafting Symposium, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, September 2015. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/PSS-2015-013
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