How it works
The Supreme Ventus uses an air system to separate oil and water and regulate pressures inside the shaft seal and stern tube. Any fluids that enter the shaft seal are drained into an internal drain tank. Different than most systems, the Supreme Ventus works without interventions of sensors and varying air-flows and it is fully self-regulatory.
The standard Supreme Ventus execution consists of bronze housing parts including the Supreme Ventus valve, a chrome steel liner, one oil and two water-repellent NBR lip seals. In addition the system uses a compact drain tank with self-regulatory air-control unit.
A wide set of options is available to enhance the seal design. The available options include: wear resistant HML liner coating, FKM lip seal compound, dirt barriers and wire winders.
Find out how Lagersmit can enhance and customise your seal.
Video Supreme Ventus for stern tubes
Optional: Supreme SeaGuard Ventus®
Did you know that you can also combine the Supreme Ventus and Supreme SeaGuard? The Supreme SeaGuard Ventus is an air-type seal. The Supreme SGV seal consists of four lip seals which are clamped in housing parts. This seal ensures zero-emissions of oil, zero inward water leakage and guarantees optimum service life. This promise is backed by verification from DNV GL: the Supreme SeaGuard Ventus may be used with mineral oil in waters covered by VGP regulations. In addition, Lagersmit offers a five-year warranty (ask us for details). Furthermore, the user is able to monitor the condition of the seal at any given moment. The Condition Monitoring makes your propulsion system even more reliable.
How it works?
It works the same as the Supreme Ventus, except there are four lip seals. The chamber between the two oil-repellent lip seals is filled with oil from the L.O. tank. This way the pressure on both sides of the fourth lip seal remains equal. By closing-off the oil supply to this chamber, this fourth lip seal can be used as a new oil-repellent lip seal. In case of leakage, docking and maintenance can be postponed by putting this fourth seal to work.
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“We have chosen the Supreme Ventus seal in favour of the environment and our efficiency.”
“The Supreme shaft seal is a high quality shaft seal for demanding purposes. Lagersmit has skillful personnel and the organization is very customer friendly. We get a quick response if we place an inquiry and we get fast and flexible deliveries. They’re always ready and willing to do their best to serve their customers.”
“Our motivation to choose Supreme is obvious. Improvement in design for long-term trouble-free operations.”
“How I feel about the Supreme Ventus? It’s a no-brainer, every ship should have a system like that.”