Clearwater, FL, May 06, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Underwater propeller polishing (http://www.hydrex.us) was just performed in-situ by Hydrex US on a cargo ship in the Port of Charleston, South Carolina, increasing the ship’s performance.
Shipowners, operators, and managers are increasingly ordering underwater propeller polishing in today’s fuel-efficiency conscious climate. Diligent study of ship performance has shown that a 10-20% power savings can be achieved following underwater propeller cleaning and polishing by certified professions. Post underwater polishing, fuel consumption savings of 3 – 8% can realistically be expected.
“At Hydrex, we are committed to keeping vessels at sea and operating at peak performance. The propeller polishing on the cargo ship in the Port of Charlotte was performed in-situ while the vessel was there to unload and load cargo. Not only were no days lost to drydock, we performed a thorough inspection of the propeller while doing the polishing. In addition to the standard information reports, we report on any cavitations and there measurements, and any deformations or damage in both a written report and with photos,” says Mr. James Karalekas, Team Leader of the cargo ship job.
Hydrex proprietary propeller polishing equipment and procedures meet class certifications and are of the highest standards.
Underwater propeller polishing (http://www.hydrex.us), ship repair and maintenance company, Hydrex N.V. was founded in Antwerp, Belgium in 1974. The company, serving both the shipping and offshore industry, has grown to become one of the leading international companies providing a comprehensive range of underwater maintenance and repair services. Hydrex specializes in cutting edge underwater repair and maintenance technology and solutions that are performed in-situ resulting in ship owners often finding drydocking is not necessary so time, trouble and expense are saved. Hydrex underwater services cover all types of repair including highly technical repairs or replacements such as thrusters, propellers, rudders, stern tube seals, and damaged or corroded hulls. All job categories are approved by classification societies. For more information on Hydrex or to contact one of their international offices visit http://www.hydrex.be.