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Energy Saving Devices on Ships

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Introduction to Energy Saving Devices

The increasing need for fuel efficiency and environmental sustainability has paved the way for innovative energy-saving devices in the maritime industry. These devices focus on optimizing ship design and operations to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, contributing to a greener planet.

Energy-saving technology optimizes fuel efficiency for maritime vessels

Types of Energy Saving Devices

There are several types of energy-saving devices available in the maritime industry, ranging from advanced hull designs to energy management systems. These can be broadly divided into design-based, operational, and retrofit solutions.

Boss Cap Fins

One of the most significant advancements in maritime energy-saving devices is the Boss Cap Fin (BCF). The BCF is a device that can be installed at the hub of a ship’s propeller and is designed to reduce energy loss while improving propulsion efficiency.

BENEFITS & INTERGRATION TO THE MARITIME INDUSRTY

BCF has been proven to improve the fuel efficiency of a ship by up to 5%. It achieves this by reducing the hub vortex, eliminating the energy loss from cavitation, and enhancing propulsive thrust.

Adopted by numerous vessels worldwide, the BCF is an example of the maritime industry’s commitment to incorporating energy-efficient devices into their operations.

ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP

THE MOST MODULAR, COST-EFFECTIVE & EFFICIENT BOSS CAP FIN
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The ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP improves propulsive efficiency by weakening the propeller hub vortex, which subsequently reduces propeller torque and in some cases, increases thrust. It effectively utilizes the swirl, while its fins catch and absorb the rotating water force. This innovative design eliminates the vortex, channeling the energy back into the propulsion drive train. Additionally, the ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP can be deployed to minimize propeller-induced noise and vibrations.