A “breakthrough” of a special kind is the world’s only fireproof bulkhead seal for drive shafts. This will be presented at the international trade show “Schiff, Maschine, Meerestechnik” SMM (September 4 to 7, 2018, Hamburg) on the stand of the manufacturer, ProfiSeal (hall A3, stand 408).

To ensure that fireproof bulkheads are indeed entirely fireproof, the German specialist ProfiSeal has developed the world’s only fireproof bulkhead seal for drive shafts already two years ago. An ingenious piece of engineering makes sure, that a fire in the engine room cannot spread any further throughout the ship. In case of a fire, carbon dioxide is released inside the actual fitting, suffocating the fire at this point and so protecting the actual seal rings.

This now patented system was developed by the company founder, Hermann Aumüller, who retired in 2017. The company ProfiSeal GmbH, which was founded in 1995, was taken over by Dr.-Ing Tobias Müller as successor.

Type approval by IMO 2010 FTP Code, Part 3 und MSC85/26, Add. 1, Annex 22, this seal now also has type approvals by DNV-GL as well as the Korean Register. This type approval includes the entire range for shaft diameters from 50 mm up to 500mm. A further type approval is currently being issued by Bureau Veritas.

In only 2 ½ years, this fireproof bulkhead seal has already been installed in nearly 20 new built ships, among them ferries (RoRo, RoPax), customs patrol vessels, transport ships of the oil and gas industry in the USA as well as, currently, in a river cruise ship in China. Propellershaft seals by ProfiSeal have been fitted to many yachts, for whom the fireproof version would of course also be very relevant to improve fire security on any yacht.

The ProfiSeal GmbH is based in Schornsheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany and was founded in 1995. The company is specialised on the development and production of highly reliable propeller-shaft and bulkhead seals for the ship and yacht building industry. The main activities are in commercial ships including passenger and cargo vessels, government ships such as patrol boats and special craft as well as yachts. A worldwide network of carefully selected and authorised partner companies ensure reliable delivery and service. www.profiseal.com

Contact: +49 (0) 67 32/96 14 76, [email protected]

ProfiSeal is part of the working group Deutsche Yachten – Superyacht Germany. This is made by a number of select German companies that are active in the build and equipping of yachts of more than 30 metres in length. This working group is part of the German Boat and Shipbuilder’s Trade association DBSV (Deutscher Boots- und Schiffbauer-Verband) in which all relevant companies of the German yachting industry are organised. The aim of the group is to promote yacht-building in Germany and inform about the many services and resources that Germany has to offer this industry. www.deutsche-yachten.de

Deutsche Yachten – Superyacht Germany Press Contact: Detlef Jens, [email protected]