IT-1309 Polisher The IMS Polisher IT-1309, operates at a water pressure
of between 6 and 10 bar with water supplied from the ship's fire mains.
The polisher weighs only 3 Kilograms.
features a rotating, flexible disc fitted with the finest DIAMOND polishing
pads with grain sizes in the range of P150 (normal standard)
to P360 (IMS standard for merchant ships) and even P800 (IMS
standard for Navy ships).
obtained by IMS is better than Rubert Gauge “A” or 0.35 micron
Ra (CLA) (best grade on the Rubert Gauge ”A” is 1.00 micron Ra (CLA)).
polishers used by competitors can best reach a finish of P150 and requires
longer polishing time to reach this grade.
finish reached by the IMS polisher delays fouling for a longer period
than the coarser finish of competitor's polishers.
have a relative coarse surface, their efficiency can be improved, and
cavitation wear avoided by the IMS polishing quality. This is an important
marketing feature. A fuel saving of 10% on a newer ship has been reported
to IMS after DIAMOND polishing of the ship's propeller.
of the propeller is measured with a Rubert Gauge before and after cleaning
The IMS equipment is light,
simple, cheap to produce and very economical in use, as required maintenance
is minimal. The tools, which can be handled by one man, cab be easily
transported to a ship in any location by means of ordinary transport.
This ensures fast, flexible and low cost attendance when called upon.
Today, the IMS have performed
work in the following locations:
The main difference in IMS’s
technology versus other companies is that the latter use heavy tools
usually driven by electricity or hydraulic oils requiring special high
pressure hoses, generator sets and pumps. Weights ranging from 150
kilograms and even 300 kilograms are typical for competitors hull cleaners
are common. Thus, an operation requiring heavy tools is not flexible
and mainly confined to the port where the tools happen to be at the
time. And this is not so for the Diamond Propeller Polishing service
brought to you by the Phoenix Marine Services Inc.