Benefits of Propshield Industrial


 


There are numerous benefits to be had when using
Propshield Industrial on your propellers and this page will help you find out what they are and how they can benefit you, your company and your vessels.



Eradicates barnacle attraction
During our research we have been amazed at the effects of minimising the growth of barnacles. In many cases the barnacles are completely eradicated and even in the most foul of waters only a few barnacles are able to stay attached to propellers.

Stops / significantly reduces the effects of electrolysis
Propshield forms a barrier between the propeller surface and the water so insulates the metal or painted surface. If you have suffered from electrolysis (green deposits on bronze blades) then you will notice that this either completely disappears or is at the very least minimised in extreme cases.

Saves fuel due to cleaner propellers
You will save a significant amount of fuel if your props are clean. Slow speeds, strained engines, damaged bearings, delayed shipments, missed arrival dates, etc are just a few of the results of barnacle and hard growth encrusted propellers. Propshield Industrial will save many businesses up to 15% in fuel costs. Considering the cost of fuel this represents fantastic savings compared to the relatively low cost of the product itself.

Maintains speed of vessel
Using Propshield maintains the optimum speed of your vessel as the hydrodynamics of the propeller blades are maintained. Any fouling on your props means you will lose speed or use more fuel maintaining the same speed.

Reduces prop repair costs
How can Propshield reduce your repair costs? Propshield Industrial ensures props do not oxidise and donít suffer from electrolysis reducing the need for them to be re-fettled quite so often. In the case of electrolysis it could mean the difference between replacing the prop or not. If you prop is green (bronze only) at the end of the season then the copper is leaching out of the bronze and weakening the blade. Propshield Industrial eliminates or at least significantly reduces the effects of electrolysis so it stops your propellers dissolving into the water when shore power is connected. If your propellers are green at the end of the season this is a sure sign that the copper is leaching out of the bronze through galvanic action. This weakens the metal and blades can sometimes break off and penetrate the hull. At best the blade will loose efficiency and your fuel bills will increase as your vessel's top speed falls. (Please note Propshield Industrial is not a substitute for a good bonding system).

Propellers last years longer
As we have mentioned above the effects of the marine environment are very harsh and your props are finely engineered pieces of equipment which cost thousands of pounds/dollars. If they are not maintained they will eventually fail in service. Propshield will significantly extend the life of your props by providing a barrier to that harsh environment.

Stops corrosion on outdrive legs (can be applied over paint)
On smaller vessels Corrosion on outdrive legs can be devastating and can ruin aluminium castings in a few months so an application of Propshield Industrial will prevent this damage. This is particularly useful for businesses running application services for smaller leisure craft.

Will not dissolve in water, up to 18 month active lifespan
As this is a lanolin based product it will not dissolve in water. It will gradually degenerate but it takes a considerable amount of time before it becomes ineffective, in some instances up to 18 months.

Penetrates metal up to a tenth of a millimetre
Propshield penetrates the surface of the metal so forming an invisible barrier which remains active and deters barnacle attraction and hard growth.

Easy to apply
Propshield has been reformulated for the commercial sector and is quickly applied to large surface areas in minutes. Click here for further details.

Can be applied to all types of stern gear
This product is specifically aimed at propeller application however like the retail version
Propshield Industrial is suitable for all types of stern gear from props to P and A brackets and from painted outdrive legs to rudders as well as shafts, trim tabs etc.

Compatible with stainless steel, bronze, aluminium etc
This product can be used on any metal surface, it can even be used on painted surfaces and even some composite surfaces (please contact us to find out what composite materials are compatible with
Propshield Industrial).

Increase profits with Propshield; Commercial vessels with fouled propellers waste money.
Fishing vessels lay idle for long periods due to new fishing quotas so by applying Propshield to your props you prevent the build up of encrustations which saves fuel and increases your profits. Lifeboats, ships and other vessels which remain afloat would also benefit from Propshield for the same reason.

Renewable resources
Propshield Industrial Propeller Antifouling is lanolin based which is a renewable resource. Propshield is not based on oil or any other hydrocarbon like many other products are. Lanolin is a naturally occurring substance which is a by product of wool production. It is not harmful to the sheep before or during its production or to humans during its application. (See best practice notes in the instruction guidelines included with your purchase)


 

 

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