Innovative Pump Technology for Ship Industry
In shipbuilding, high standards of reliability as well as increasingly the energy efficiency of the systems are important prerequisites for the economical-technical overall evaluation in the technical procurement process. Ships as self-sufficient systems are particularly dependent on the reliable functioning of all installed components, including the pumps. They fulfil many tasks on board which are vital for the operation of the vessel: Delivery of ballast water and wastewater, boiler supply, condensate recovery, drive engine cooling and of course the reliable supply of fire fighting systems.
Today there are more and more ships with an above-average demand for a high level of quality and performance of the components. Examples are modern submarines with fuel cell technology, large cruise liners with high safety standards such as the Oasis of the Seas, the MS Europa 2 and one of the most modern canal ships, the Futura Carrier. On all these ships, reliability, energy efficiency and environmental compatibility are so important that they use EDUR pumps.
Naturally the factor of cost efficiency is becoming increasingly important in shipbuilding. Designers calculate the sum of purchase costs and maintenance costs – i.e. mainly energy consumption – very precisely. From the perspective of this economic overall energy evaluation, EDUR pumps are among the best worldwide. The particularly energy-efficient motors with high efficiency are not the only reason. EDUR pumps are built to perfectly match the intended application – for shipbuilding as well. That means they do not use more energy than they actually require for their delivery task.