TMC Compressors of the Seas has launched a range of marine compressors that can be used in combination with air lubrication systems to help ships further reduce fuel consumption and emissions to air.
Air lubrication systems reduce the resistance between the ship’s hull and seawater by using air bubbles. The air bubble distribution across the hull surface reduces the resistance working on the ship’s hull, creating energy-saving effects.
“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,” Hans Petter Tanum, TMC’s director of sales and business development said
TMC’s marine compressed air systems for air lubrication systems can be utilised to generate the required stream of air bubbles that passes continuously beneath the ship’s surface, thereby reducing frictional resistance between the hull and the seawater.
“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,” he said.
TMC will offer a wide range of large compressors for air lubrication system applications, ranging from 50 kW to 400 kW capacity. TMC has also developed an associated electronic ALS control system that is integrated in a specially designed control room cabinet.
“All ALS equipment will be manufactured in Norway, close to our Oslo headquarters, to enable continuous follow-up by our expert technicians during the assembly phase,” Mr Tanum said.