5% Fuel Efficiency - the Pride of the Inventor
Advanced PBCF is launched by the pioneer of ESD with the 30 years of experience in all over the world.
- ・Launched in May 2017
- ・More than 350 orders (as of Aug, 2021)
Effect of PBCF has been improved, such as reducing resistance by eliminating the hub vortex, increasing thrust with the ground effect, and gives the fins a strong push in the same direction as the main propeller rotation.
Advanced PBCF – Proven Effect on Actual Vessels –
Confirmed approx. 5% improvement in fuel savings on the modern eco-ship. (additional +2% compared to the conventional type)
Effect of Advanced PBCF
Conventional vs Advanced
Experience of Afloat Installation
If it is possible to adjust the trim and lift propeller boss above the water level, there is no need for
waiting PBCF installation until next dry docking.
Many PBCF have been installed on various type of ships at afloat condition. Evaluating the effect on PBCF with 3 sister VLCCs.
In a case of afloat installation, the improvement can be seen obviously since
is no modification other than PBCF.
We perform voyage data analysis of before/after PBCF installation as our service.
Combined Effect of PBCF and Other Energy Saving Devices
The effect of energy saving was confirmed to increase in combination with advanced PBCF and other energy saving devices.
Energy Saving Effect
Persistent Efforts as the Original Inventor
By the simulation of full scale ship wake flow at the model test, the energy saving effect of PBCF in full scale can be confirmed.
Confirmed more than 4% improvement at the model test using the simulated propeller inflow in the real ship.
Full Scale Ship Performance, 24th-25th October 2018, London, UK
Investigation on Full Scale Performance of the Propeller Boss Cap Fins (PBCF)
Contributing to the Marine Environmental Protection by Underwater Noise Reduction
Confirmed the reduction of underwater noise by the tank test with advanced PBCF (abt. 5 dB). The first energy saving device certified by Port of Vancouver as a noise quieting technology.
In PBCF equipped condition, the underwater radiation noise was confirmed to be reduced by around 5db in range from 100 to 1000kHz.