Air intake systems aboard maritime vessels include systems to remove saltwater and airborne particulates from the air that is being transferred into HVAC ventilation or gas turbine combustion air intake ducts. Other types of louvers are utilized to protect workspaces or cargo holds. These systems are typically located within the ship’s hull or on bulkheads that are exposed to weather, bow waves and countermeasure washdown sprays. As such, exposure to a saltwater atmosphere presents a formidable corrosion challenge that requires regular maintenance operations such as grinding, abrasive blasting and re-painting.
CECO Peerless is an experienced and reliable global leader in designing and supplying a wide range of compact, high-efficiency, separation and filtration equipment. Our newly developed louvers use fiber reinforced plastic (“FRP”) composite materials to eliminate corrosion issues while maintaining essential performance characteristics. In certain military shipboard applications, significant new benefits such as radar absorbing “stealth” technology are also incorporated.
Your crew needs to focus on its mission, not the upkeep of its louvers. Reduce maintenance time and increase survivability on your next voyage.