Offshore vessels

ABCON MARINE has different additives that stops leaks or reduce the risk of having them. The clear benefit from using ABCON is that it is much less time-consuming and our products can be managed by the vessels own crew. The vessel doesn’t lose time on its schedule. Our product can simply be shipped by air as non-dangerous goods to anywhere in the world on short notice.

Offshore vessels sometimes fare in rough seas far from any dry dock. ABCON has over the years successfully helped many offshore vessels with leaks where dry-dock wasn’t an option or they couldn’t be taken out of service. ABCON MARINE Stop Leak additives can when added at 5-10% (by volume) stop leakages within hours.

ABCON has for years successfully delivered Stop Leak additives to more than 100 vessels per year. This is our proof of quality. See Stop Leak additives.

ABCON MARINE+ additives in the lube oil leads to lower friction and hence to lower wear. An added benefit is a lower risk of a future leakage. See MAINTENANCE products.

ABCONMARINE additive assortment consists of 22 specialized products for numerous applications on board such as stern tubes, thrusters, steering gear, gears, cranes and other hydraulic equipment.

CASE STUDIES

NORWAY: On August 16th, 2012 ABCON delivered 2 x 20 L STERN TUBE SL to the vessel MV Eidsvaag Vega a 2.232 DWT multipurpose coaster. 2 days after we received the following mail (translated from Norwegian)

Yesterday we received the goods from you, hired a private plane from Tronheim to fly the goods up to Stokmarknes. I must say I am on the border of being religious. For 16 years, I have worked in the engine room of different ships both fishery and offshore vessels but I have never seen anything so efficient. After 3-4 hours, the leakage had more or less disappeared. Therefore, one can say, this is very good. The alternative was to bring the vessel into a dry dock plus 6 weeks of waiting time for a new stern tube seal.

Best regards, Chief Engineer, MV Eidsvaag Vega

NORWAY: In August 2010 Hoegh Autoliner contacted ABCON as they have problems with leaking stern tube seals filled with Bio degradable lube oil. Following this request ABCON developed its first Bio based stern tube additive. After successful test on board we received the following mail.

November 20116. Superintendent, Fleet Management wrote:

Höegh Asia have now been running with stern tube paste for approx. 3 months. After introduction of the stern tube paste the water ingress problems is controllable and stable.

GERMANY: September 2014

We faced a problem with a small leak from a cargo crane gearbox.

The gearbox is un-pressurized, and the leak a minor ‘drip’ from an ‘O’ ring seal, however, during annual inspect we were given a class condition.

We were informed that to dismantle the gearbox and replace the ‘O’ ring would take two makers technicians four days.

ABCON was used and the leak stopped, the satisfaction of the classification society, and the relief of the owners.

USA: July 2013

CSL Metis is fitted with steering gear MITSUI-Rotary Type Steering Gear is having oil leakage between vanes. Oil pressure is 80-125 Bar.

Superintendent wrote

Performance of steering is good, timing of rudder movement is same as original and no any leakages. We are monitoring steering performance on daily basis.

Further Interest:

ABCON MARINE Multi Lubrication Paste increases wear resistance on multiple areas and ABCON MARINE SEAL PROTECT+ increases the lifetime of seals. See also under "Other Products".