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Safety on the high seas

Reliable overload protection for podded propulsion units in drilling ships

Drilling ships which operate in polar waters are confronted with particular challenges: Brash ice in the water can block the propeller shaft and thus destroy the drive unit. EAS®-element clutches protect reliably against such overload damages in the podded propulsion units by Thrustmaster. These application-optimised clutches are certified by the American Bureau of Shipping.

Source: Ship & Offshore 4/2019, page 64-65

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