Propeller designs are matched to the vessel's hull and its operating profile, to deliver the optimum in propeller efficiency. The characteristics of our Bird Johnson and Kamewa range of propellers are good fuel economy, low vibration/noise levels and no harmful cavitation. The SKF propeller sleeve is a unique concept that simplifies propeller removal and mounting, provides full inter-changeability between operating propeller and spare propeller, and reduces the need for a spare propeller shaft. It offers considerable cost savings in terms of downtime, maintenance and repairs. The SKF propeller sleeve also generates major savings by speeding up the installation process, eliminating match marking or gauges. The FPP is designed with either a taper shaft or SKF sleeve.
Optimised variable pitch distribution
Non-linear blade skew of 18 degrees
Advanced new technology blade sections
Close to 50% reduction in ship hull vibrations due to propeller induced hull pressures
About 50% reduction in ship machinery vibration levels due to propeller induced unsteady shaft forces
Improved propeller efficiency