Controllable Pitch Tunnel Thruster

Category: Marine Thruster

Adjustable pitch tunnel thrusters are more complicated, equipped with controllable pitch propeller, it is used at bow or side or stern section, it depends on the requested thrust force and the hull design.

What Kind Of Adjustable Thruster You Can Get From Fountom

Fountom is an experienced designer and manufacturer for adjustable tunnel thruster provider in the technical scope of:

  • Propeller Diameter: 550 ~3000mm;
  • Propeller Material: Cu3;
  • Propeller type: Controallable Pitch Propeller;
  • Propeller Blade Number: 4-blade;
  • Driven motor: Electric motor 37kw ~ 2000kw;
  • Driven type: L or Z;
  • Certificate: ABS, BV, CCS, DNV-GL, RINA, NK, KR.

Standout Features Of Fountom Electric Powered Thruster

Hydrodynamic is the key technology of marine thruster. With an advanced computational fluid dynamics software to complete emulation calculation and use advanced pool testing method to precisely measure the hydrodynamic performance of blade and underwater mechanism, which greatly improve the propeller efficiency and reduce noise and vibration of the thruster.

Highly Integratedbow thruster plan

The Optimized combination of diameter-rotate speed of propeller can improve propulsion efficiency, in the same thrust force Fountom makes the whole thruste unit smaller in diameter to improve the ratio of utilization of cabin.

Superior Thrust Force, Less Noise And Vibration

By Employing thicker duct plate, developing higher propeller area ratio, that allows the thruster to move in less noise and vibration. Strong and durable driving shaft and seal are adopted for longer operation.

Easy Installation and Periodical Inspection

Underwater structure are optimized so that it have rational construction, which convenient for maintenance and repairing, On the periodical inspection, the thruster is durable, almost no need to change major parts except seals.

Assured Crucial Parts Selection

Gear and bearing have high strength and long longevity, and dipped into oil to got better lubrication and cooling effect, which improving the reliability of TP. Excellent tail shaft sealing that can meet the strict requirements on anti-pollution law of sea and ocean environment.

The DP (Dynamic Positioning) System Support

Thrusters supplied by Fountom can work with the DP (Dynamic Positioning) system.

DP system is an advanced propulsion manoeuvring system implemented for offshore operations. By enabling the propellers and thrusters on the vessel, it allows the vessels to maintain its position or course against currents, waves and winds.

Key Factors You May Consider Before Ordering Fountom Thrusters

The tunnel thrusters can be classified into two types by its on-board arrangement: L Type and Z type, Fountom design and manufacture both of them, please contact our team to choose the right type for your vessel.

L drive tunnel thrusterZ drive tunnel thruster

Also Fountom electric motor driven side thrusters can be used on vessels of: container vessels, tankers, bulk carriers, dry cargo vessels, passenger liners, fishing trawlers, tugboat.

Most of the IACS certificate is available for Fountom thrusters including ABS, BV, CCS, DNV-GL, RINA, NK, KR.

Assistance For Installation, Test Running

Qualified and experienced electric, mechanical Engineers can be sent to your shipyard or possible workplaces to attend to supervise the installation and commissioning as well as training for operation.

Thruster Type Bow Thruster, Stern Thruster
Driven Mode Hydraulic Driven, Electric Driven, Engine Driven
Propeller Type Controllable Pitch Thruster