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08/01/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/01/2019 05:41

GEA and Danaos Shipping cooperate on further development of separators - Installation of GEA marine Separator 35 on container ship ZIM LUANDA

The separator was installed on board ZIM LUANDA by vessel's crew and commissioned by PAN MARINE service engineers during sailing from Piraeus to Barcelona. ZIM LUANDA is a container ship with 4.250 TEU. The retrofit of the new GEA marine Separator 35 worked smoothly. Danaos Shipping especially praised the compactness of the plant. It takes up little space, as the space requirement has been reduced by half compared to the GEA OSE Separator. The 360° accessibility enabled easy handling during operation and maintenance.

The synchronized drive technology reduces maintenance time on the drive unit by 95 percent. In line with the more efficient energy balance of the frequency-controlled drive unit, the new GEA marine Separator saves time, energy and effort in operation. The new separators are used to treat fuel and lube oil. Furthermore, fine-grained catalysts, so-called cat fines, are successfully reduced.

The direct drive of the separator requires no belt or clutch. Spindle and motor are available for the first time as a 'Modular exchange drive unit'. This simplifies installation and maintenance of the machine immensely. Only after 16,000 operating hours or after two years will the drive unit be replaced by a GEA OEM certified Exchange Drive Unit with full warranty.