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TMC develops compressor range for hull air lubrication systems

TMC Compressors of the Seas is launching a new range compressors designed to work air lubrication systems (ALS) for vessel’s hulls that reduction friction.

TMC’s compressed air systems for air lubrication systems produced the required stream of air bubbles which the systems use to a create a layer of air between the ship’s hull and the water it is moving through. By reducing friction air lubrication systems improve fuel consumption and the environmental performance of the vessel.

The range of compressors for use with air lubrication systems ranges from 50 kW to 400 kW and the company has developed an associated electronic control system that is integrated in a specially designed control room cabinet.

“We have a duty to both our customers and the globe to continuously make our products even more energy efficient and less harmful to the environment. This responsibility extends to identifying new usage areas for our marine compressed air technology, such as in combination with air lubrication systems,” said Hans Petter Tanum, TMC’s director of sales and business development.

“With the right ship hull design, the air lubrication system can generate substantial reductions of both fuel and CO2 emissions, with an associated decrease of the vessel’s operating costs. We are proud to offer a compressed air product that can help ALS become more mainstream in the shipping and offshore industries,” he added.

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