Marine Technical Assistance — Shaft Alignment Studies and Analysis
Ensuring Optimum Propeller Shaft Performance
Correct shaft alignment is a key issue for ships, especially on large vessels such as containerships, bulks, tankers and gas-carriers. Any incorrect alignment of the shaft can result in undesirable vibrations and higher operating costs. Furthermore, damage to the stern-tube bearings or other key parts of the vessel’s propulsion equipment could result in the ship being immobilised.
What are shaft alignment studies and analyses?
Bureau Veritas offer shipbuilders and ship owners a complete set of services around rational shaft alignment. The shaft alignment studies and related analyses must take into account the type of ship, the shaft arrangement and the required degree of accuracy. They include theoretical studies and practical operation.
What are the key benefits?
- Avoid undesirable vibration and resulting negative effects.
- Prevent costly repairs and immobilisation of the vessel.
- Ensure operating the line shafting in the best running conditions for its optimal behaviour, particularly in the stern tube area.
- Improve efficiency of the whole propulsion system, including the main engine and eventual gear box.
Why Choose Bureau Veritas
Recognition Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a world leader specialising in conformity assessment services related to Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE). Certified to ISO 9001 for all of its activities globally, Bureau Veritas is well known for its ability to adapt to changing client environments and situations and for its commitment to providing leading solutions through quality service.
Knowledge & Expertise Through expert local teams and technical knowledge, Bureau Veritas are able to deliver packaged and targeted solutions and information, to support our clients’ unique business requirements.
Network With a global network of over 1,400 locations in more than 140 countries, Bureau Veritas provides tailored solutions to clients throughout the world across a diverse range of industries.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
What differentiates you from other classification societies in terms of providing shaft alignment analysis?
At Bureau Veritas we have leading specialists in the field of shaft alignment analysis. They have been recognised as leaders in this field for more than 25 years. Furthermore, our high technology analytical and modelling tools are second to none.