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ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP

ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP

ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP

The ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP Promise​
Improving EEXI. Reducing Emissions. Staying Compliant.

The ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP marks a significant breakthrough in maritime energy-saving technologies. It builds on the proven capabilities of Boss Cap Fins (BCF), thus leading to optimized maritime efficiency and sustainability.

ERMA FIRST FlexCAP BREAKDOWN

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, channelling the energy back into the propulsion drive train. In addition, ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP can be deployed to minimize propeller-induced noise and vibrations.

ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP Specifications

    • Diameter: Approximately 23-25% of the propeller diameter
    • Weight: Roughly 3% of the propeller weight (no need for shaft alignment recalculation)
    • The dimensions and weight may vary based on specific design but are not expected to increase significantly
    • Material: ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP is made from NiAlBronze, the same material as the propeller, ensuring durability and longevity

ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP BENEFITS

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Fuel Savings: ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP can result in fuel savings of between 2-5%.

 

EEXI Improvement: The device can contribute to improving the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI).

 

Modular Design: ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP’s design is future-proof, allowing for easy repair, upgrade, or adjustment to changing conditions.

 

Reduced Emission Levels: ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP helps to lower emission levels, contributing to more sustainable maritime operations.

 

Noise and Vibration Reduction: The device can also be used to reduce propeller-induced noise and vibrations.

 

Cavitation Reduction: ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP effectively reduces cavitation.

 

Easy Installation: Installation does not require a drydock, therefore significantly reducing downtime.

 

Quick ROI: The return on investment from ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP can be realized in just a few months due to improved efficiency and reduced operational costs.

ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP Installation & Maintenance

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ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP’s installation is straightforward and can be conducted while the vessel is afloat, provided the vessel can be sufficiently trimmed. Once installed, the only maintenance is polishing during regular cleaning intervals. With proper underwater services, ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP system can be installed underwater without taking the vessel out of service.

WHY ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP?

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Choosing ERMA FIRST’s FLEXCAP is choosing a smart, future-proof and efficient solution for your maritime needs. It represents an impeccable combination of bespoke design, underpinned by our principles of modularity and parametrization, and our unmatched expertise in the maritime sector. This ensures a tailored solution that can enhance the performance of your vessels beyond what mass-produced parts can offer.

 

Investing in ERMA FIRST’s FLEXCAP is more than an equipment upgrade; it’s an investment into sustainable and efficient maritime operations. Its flexible and innovative design adapts to your evolving needs, providing a superior and lasting solution that puts you ahead in the voyage towards a sustainable maritime future.

Ready to Propel Your Maritime Efficiency to New Heights?

In the ever-evolving maritime sector, meeting stringent environmental regulations while maintaining operational efficiency is a constant challenge. The ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP, our innovative and bespoke propulsion, provides a key to navigating these complexities.

By integrating ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP into your operations, you’ll not only realize significant efficiency gains and cost reductions but also comply with the most rigorous environmental standards. This positions your enterprise as a forward-thinking participant in the maritime industry, that is committed to sustainable operations.

Our dedicated team stands ready to assist you. Propel your operations towards a sustainable future with ERMA FIRST’s FLEXCAP.