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Basics of hydraulics, hydraulic principles, hydraulic circuits, and common hydraulic component types - easily explained. Learn more about the different hydraulic products commonly used within onboard hydraulic systems.
How to understand part specifications behind the HYDAC part codes & how to match the correct filter element and the clogging indicators with your HYDAC filters.
How to easily identify the right part numbers and where to purchase spare components for your HYDAC bladder accumulators.
A handly overview of the VIKING YouSafe range of inflatable and foam life jackets and a buyer glossary of terms used during purchasing personal flotation devices.
Flared, narrow or pick points? How well do you know the most common types of cutter teeth? Always order the right cutter teeth models with our useful buyer's guide.
Dredging operations take place all around us, they serve different purposes and are performed using different types of dredging equipment. Today, we will take a closer look at what is dredging, how dredging is performed, and what are the most common dredging vessels and dredging systems.
Anodes are vastly used in any setting where steel is in direct contact with water and is subject to unwanted corrosion. Being sacrificial components, they are a frequently purchased and replaced group of marine consumables. What are anodes, how do they work and how to choose the right anodes for your equipment?
This September marks an important milestone for ShipSupport.com as our assortment reached the milestone of 1 million technical spare parts and consumables! This is made possible by reaching agreements with well over 40 suppliers.
It’s time to support CARB. No, this isn’t a fad, low-carbohydrate diet plan for a New Year’s resolution. It is support for new thinking behind green and environ mentally-friendly transportation projects in California, which could further the state’s leadership in reducing carbon emissions.View the video
The Bay of Biscay, which spans the eastern French coast, is notorious for wind and storms that cause significant beach erosion. Among the cities on the coast of the Bay is Bayonne, the ninth largest French port which also borders some of the finest beaches in the French Basque Region.Read full article
Esvagt Faraday represent a new breed of specially adapted DPII wind farm service vessels with design based on many years’ experience from the offshore sector. As it will operate in the renewable energy sector, energy efficiency with low-emissions is essential. In order to meet operational and environmental demands, Esvagt chose Siemens’ BlueDrive PlusC propulsion system.View the video
The waste heat recovery system generates electrical energy from a ship's exhaust gases. This reduces the ship's fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to twelve percent. Energy costs consequently fall by some 10 percent, so the ship runs more economically.View the video
Improve hydraulic filter performance with the powerful new PWR family of hydraulic filter elements from Bosch Rexroth. A breakthrough six-layer design using advanced materials boosts dirt holding capacity up to 50%.View the video
Bosch Rexroth’s continuous jacking systems allow for safer, more reliable and more effective installation and maintenance of wind farms at sea. Bosch Rexroth offers a comprehensive array of components and system solutions for offshore support vessels, exploration and drilling, offshore wind installation and deep sea applications.View the video
Industry 4.0 is currently the most frequently discussed topic in system and mechanical engineering and for industrial end users. The horizontal and vertical interconnection requires intelligence which is distributed on several levels – like the one widely used in electric drives – and standardized and open interfaces (as far as possible) for trouble-free information exchange.Read full article
In compliance with Tier II NOx regulations and Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) guidelines, engine cylinders must operate under increased pressures and reduced operating temperatures. These regulations have led to an increase in cold corrosion.View the video
In order to ensure that lubricants and greases can deliver their maximum performance, they must be stored and handled correctly, both shore-side and on board vessels. Poor handling, storing and dispensing methods can cause the products to deteriorate or become contaminated, which can result in machinery damage and potentially avoidable maintenance issues.Read full article
Our synthetic lubricants offer significant advantages over mineral oils – especially under extreme temperatures and pressures. By optimising equipment performance, reducing maintenance costs and delivering more reliable operations, our range of synthetic lubricants can ultimately lead to an improved bottom line.View the video
A highly safe and efficient wind farm vessel with hybrid power system onboard. ABB will optimize the safety and environmental credentials of a new Louis Dreyfus Armateurs wind farm Service Operation Vessel (SOV) by installing Onboard DC Grid power distribution to enable the cost-efficient integration of batteries.View the video
ForSea (formerly HH Ferries Group) completes conversion of the world’s largest battery ferries, powered by ABB Inauguration of Tycho Brahe and Aurora marks successful completion of a high-profile conversion project with ABB’s technology at its heart.Read full article
We believe that the next generation of ships will be electric, digital and connected—something that we know a whole lot about. We have provided electric systems on board vessels for more than 110 years. In fact, today, well over 1300 ships employ ABB’s electric system.View the video
There is an omnipresent demand for connecting hydraulic units with machines and equipment, both as part of new installations and in the overhauling of existing equipment. Although welded connections have been the traditional solution, there are a number of inherent problems with welded pipe joints that are driving demand for an alternative solution.View the video
Parker, the global leader in motion and control technologies, supported the Oriente Expedition initiated by the Brazilian family SchurmannFamily in 2014. Parker provided with the cooler system, hydraulic system, oil filter, oil fuel, water desalination system, valves, hoses and connectors for this vessel.View the video
ABB Oy, Marine and Ports is a leading manufacturer of electric power and propulsion systems for ships. The company is a global maritime organization, providing innovative, reliable, safe and environmental-friendly solutions and qualified services to reduce operational cost and ensure optimum vessel lifecycle for their customers.Read full article
When your cutter head is not going to be used for a longer period, it’s important to store it correctly. This prevents unnecessary damage and preserves it’s lifetime. The most important thing to watch out for is corrosion, especially corrosion of the thread or conus in the hub...Read full article
SBM Offshore chooses water treatment equipment engineered, assembled and supplied by Hatenboer-Water for a Floating Production Storage and Offloading unit (FPSO) currently under construction at Keppel Shipyard in Singapore...Read full article
Since the start of delivering the AlphaBridge and various other complex solutions, supporting the ship owner and crew has remained priority. However, our desire and commitment to continually improve our services inspired us to build a fully functional service platform for a new device, called the AlphaEye.View the video
The cutter head is screwed onto the cutter shaft. To remove it, the cutter needs to be screwed off. Learn how to dismount and mount a cutter head and how to best prevent eventual damage during the process...View the video
Dredge pumps lie at the heart of the dredging challenge. The cost-effectiveness of dredging today depends, to a large extent, on their performance. The pump’s power, capacity, resistance to wear as well as its general robust and reliable character, are essential features. ShipSupport offers a complete range of IHC dredge pumps...Read full article
The great advantage of the liquidyne is that it’s condition can be monitored 24/7, which means you can predict the remaining lifetime of the seal. With this advantage, you can optimize your pumping process and avoid unnecessary maintenance or sudden pump failure...View the video
The conditions under which mechanical equipment is stored, can have a negative effect on its performance. The best way to store it, depends on the type of equipment, expected length of inactivity and the time required to restore it to service. To maximize the service life of your machinery there are a few basic procedures to follow in addition to the specific storage guidelines per type of equipment...Read full article
Correct maintenance of the rubber rings is essential for the well being of your dredge gate valve. In this video we demonstrate how to replace the rings properly and safely...View video
The combi ring is developed as replacement for the widely used loose rubber ring and nose ring in gate valves. The combi ring combines the flexibility of rubber and the hardness of steel into one product making it more resilient and durable in its use. These advantages and the better availability make it a perfect substitute...Read full article
There’s a lot to consider when selecting a pump for your vessel. Each one comes with its own characteristics and specialties. The information you provide, helps us determine which pump meets the necessary requirements to achieve the task at hand. It all depends on your needs and the specifics of the vessel...Read full article
Many rubber parts are stored before put into service. It’s important that these products are stored in conditions that minimize unwanted surface effects like excessive hardening, softening and cracking or other changes like deformation, contamination and mechanical damage...Read full article