Marine Innovations Thordon Bearings SeaThigor Brings New Level of Redundancy for its COMPAC System As part of its plans to optimize its award-winning COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing system, Thordon Bearings has unveiled the new SeaThigor forward seal. The new SeaThigor safety seal design incorporates a pneumatically activated inflatable element to stop water ingress along the shaft, allowing for the repair of the main seal while at sea, and for the shaft to turn at a lower speed so the vessel can safely return to port for primary seal repair of replacement. Providing a new level of redundancy to single screw or mission-critical vessels operating seawater-lubricated propeller shafts, SeaThigor can function as both a dynamic and static seal to provide water-tight integrity around a shaft, while allowing the propeller shaft to rotate in both directions across a range of shaft speeds. The seal is designed with an enclosed housing protecting the rotor components. www.thordonbearings.com
Viking Saatsea Digitalized Onboard Training Eases Compliance Headaches Shipowners and offshore operators now have a powerful new, digitalized tool for tackling the costs, delays and sheer hassle associated with traditional land-based training. Viking Saatsea is leading a wave of new, digitally enabled opportunities to enjoy full control and peace of mind in all the complexity of crew training. The Saatsea approach to designing its solutions is quickly moving onboard e-training and compliance management from being a “nice-to-have” to a “must-have” capability for ensuring safety compliance. Through an online training system with minimal bandwidth impact, master and crew can complete and register module-based theoretical and practical assignments, with immediate, up-to-date competency assessments for maritime and offshore inspections. www.saatsea.com
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November 2016 // Marine Log 9