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What is it?

Coatings for propeller blades reduce roughness and bio-fouling of the propeller surface to maximize propeller efficiency and reduce fuel consumption.

How does it work?

Surface properties of the coatings make it difficult for biofouling to adhere too tightly.  The coating is designed so that while ships are at sea the biofouling ‘sloughs off’ as the ship is propelled through the water. This ensures a clean and smooth propeller during ship operations. 

What will it accomplish?

Prop coatings will allow for improved fuel efficiency between cleanings when the ship would be operating with an inefficient and biofouled propeller.  It also has added maintenance savings by reducing the frequency of propeller cleanings.

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FUEL AVOIDANCE:  1.0%