We are experts in all kinds of sterntube seals.
Based in the UK, our team of highly skilled engineers at Temple Oil Seal Services has been dedicated to the maintenance and repair of sterntube seals / propeller shaft seals for more than 40 years. Whether your vessel is in drydock or afloat, whether bonding is required, or whether the shaft has been withdrawn, you can benefit from their years of experience all around the world.
We service seals from key manufacturers such as Wärtsilä, Kobelco (Kemel), Cedervall and IHC Lagersmit.
Not only is the work fully guaranteed, but even more importantly, you can be sure that your seals are reassembled with original spares fully in accordance with manufacturers’ tolerances. At the end of a job by Temple Oil Seal Services you will receive a report on the work carried out and the condition of the seal together with any recommendations for the future. These reports are added to the seal history, which is maintained on our database and is available whenever required for planning future maintenance.
We service the following types of sterntube seals / propeller shaft seals:
Cedervall KL / MDL No (this seal is not split type) Yes
Cedervall KR / MDX Yes Yes
Chuetsu Waukesha MK1 & MK11 Yes Yes
Dover Japan Yes Yes
Eagle EVD Yes Yes
Eagle EVF Yes Yes
Huhn Yes Yes
IHC Sublime (Lagersmit) No (this seal cannot be bonded) Yes
IHC Supreme (Lagersmit) Yes Yes
JMT MK1 & MK11 Yes Yes
Kemel (Kobelco) All Types Yes Yes
Newark Yes (if split type) Yes
Simplan No (this seal is not split type) Yes
Simplex Conventional Yes (shaft movement required) Yes
Universal MK1 Yes Yes
Universal MK11 Yes Yes
USMP Marna Yes Yes
USMP Standard Yes Yes
Waukesha Lips MK1 Yes (shaft movement required) Yes
Waukesha Lips MK11 Yes Yes
To carry out bonding work on the aft seal while afloat, the vessel has to be trimmed in such a way that the seal is approximately one half of a meter above the water line. This is generally only practical with tankers and bulk carriers.
How long does it take?
This depends on the number of seals and the other work taking place on the vessel, but our engineers will work around the clock in order to meet your requirements.
Give us a call to discuss the work involved, but please bear in mind that the shipyard’s work schedule will often dictate the time needed for a shaft removal. Our engineers liaise closely with superintendents in order to ensure the work is done as quickly as possible.
Take advantage of our knowledge and experience and contact us for a quotation for your next sterntube seal / propeller shaft seal service.