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Fixed pitch propeller

Offering considerable cost savings in terms of downtime, maintenance and repairs. The propeller sleeve has a unique concept that simplifies propeller removal and mounting.

Propeller designs are matched to the vessel's hull and its operating profile, to deliver the optimum in propeller efficiency. 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.

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Key features

  • Five blades
  • 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

SKF propeller sleeve mounting

Propellers can be supplied with the SKF propeller sleeve. It is a keyless high grade steel sleeve with a cylindrical exterior and tapered interior that simplifies propeller removal and mounting. It offers considerable cost savings in terms of downtime, maintenance and repairs, and allows full interchangeability with a spare propeller. The SKF propeller sleeve also speeds up the installation process, eliminating match making or gauges.

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Services and support

  • 24/7 Technical support

    Our 24/7 technical support team is there to help at any time, day or night, wherever your vessel is.

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  • Spares

    We understand the importance of having the right parts, available in the right place, at the right time.

  • Training

    Ensure that your crew is properly and thoroughly trained. This will reduce operational risk, downtime and maximise return on asset investment.