Bolts connecting flanges at a shaft on a vessel are vital to ships. Throughout their lifecycle, they require replacing and refitting when service is performed on the flange connection. The resulting downtime can cause operators a real headache. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. The next generation of hydraulic bolts for rotating flanges improves on previous designs and more effectively addresses issues that have troubled the maritime industry for years.
Environmental regulations are becoming increasingly strict—and failure to comply results in heavy fines. With new MARPOL air pollution regulations coming into force in 2020, shipowners need to act now. There are a number of ways to avoid these penalties and mitigate the effects of global warming, shipowners require a state-of-the-art emission monitoring system.