Replacement rubber seals for dredger ships in Russia
21st May, 2021
After assessing drawings and asking questions about the application of the seals, we suggested EPDM rubber. This is a good option for exposure to the seawater environment and a robust solution against the heavy steel hatch which closes on the seals. Flexibility was also important as the hatch is opened regularly to empty ship waste and it must spring back to its original shape to ensure it is watertight.
From initial enquiry to the first order being placed it took four weeks to finalise drawings and materials. We worked towards the shipping time requested by the customer as they had the ship booked in dry dock for the fitting of the new seals. We efficiently organised the shipping through our export team to a Bulgaria shipyard.
Due to the success of the first order, we received a further enquiry for rubber seals for two more of the owner’s dredgers. We successfully manufactured the bottom door framed seals with corners so they would fit straight onto the ship, sending the products direct to the shipyard again.
We’ve had some great feedback from our client on this project. They have been especially pleased with our service and response time. Completion of orders on time is crucial in this industry as ships are charged each day that they are in the dock for maintenance. The customer even phoned us from his holiday to thank us for all the support and great work carried out by the Aquaseal team!
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