Sperre has delivered coolers for the marine market since the early 1970s. The company now aims to revolutionize the market for cooling of ships by introducing two unique solutions that will challenge the competition in plate coolers and box coolers.
"The excellent market response confirms that we have solved challenges in maintaining coolers - a problem that the industry has been struggling with", says Eldar Bjørge, Marketing Manager at Sperre.
Sperre presented the new solutions for cooling of ships at this year's Nor-Shipping exhibition in Oslo. Both new and longstanding customers streamed to the Sperre stand to hear more about the technology.
Sperre will follow up the response from the market with customer seminars offering in-depth information about the technology behind Sperre's new cooler solutions.
Sperre rack coolers:
"First on the market will be the Sperre rack central cooler, developed in cooperation with STX OSV," says Eldar Bjørge. He explains that Sperre rack coolers are specifically designed for offshore vessels.
"Compared with traditional box coolers, the solution means substantial savings for the ship owner, thanks to increased cooling efficiency, improved reliability for the vessel, and reduced maintenance costs.
In addition, the system is easy for the yard to install."
Sperre pleat coolers:
At the beginning of 2012, Sperre will also be ready to deliver the brand new Sperre Pleat cooling technology. The patented Pleat technology has been developed in industrial cooperation between Pleat AS and Sperre Industri AS. As far as beneficial features are concerned, the solution has many similarities with conventional plate coolers. But there is one major difference: ease of maintenance. With the Sperre Pleat cooler, Sperre has solved the cleaning challenges related to seawater as a cooling source. This helps to increase uptime for the vessel, and enables a more efficient and problem-free working day for the crew.
Getting to know the technology
"The smallest Pleat cooler, which is well suited for auxiliary engines, will be ready for the market in the beginning of 2012. The response from several of our customers is that they are already interested in getting to know the technology," reports Eldar Bjørge, Marketing Manager at Sperre.