Australia | South Pacific
Propeller polishing removes marine growth from the surface of propeller blades, which may significantly reduce fuel consumption, enhance reliability and extend maintenance cycles of vessels.
Propeller polishing is permissible in Australian Ports and harbours providing the requirements of the ANZECC Code of Practice is adhered to.
The process is typically conducted within a 12-hour period while the vessel is at berth, loading or discharging. Research has shown that the adoption of a propeller polishing routine generates significant savings. For example, it is typically believed that proper propeller maintenance should result in fuel savings per annum of at least 10% depending on vessel activity and extent of layups.
Commercial Diving Services Pty Ltd use the Scotchbrite 3M system with propeller polishing system with pads grain 3 and 5 to achieve a high quality mirror like finish (where propeller casting allows). Before and after photos of our underwater polishing service are always provided. Our clients consistently advise us after service of the immediate recognisable fuel savings as a result of our underwater propeller service.
Inclusive with programmed underwater propeller polishing, ship owners can view colour photos and report of the below list and more at clients request: