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Wärtsilä water quality system
Increase the longevity of your equipment

Wärtsilä water quality system

The Wärtsilä Water Quality System increases the life of both seal and bearing products by filtering the water supply to remove any particulates or abrasive present in the raw water supply. More importantly, using an advanced water quality system that controls and monitors water flow, pressure and temperatures together with the option of an electronic bearing wear down gauge, operators are able to extend shaft withdrawal periods to an equal level with vessels using oil as a stern tube bearing lubricant.

Raw water is fed via the sea chest or other external source on the vessel and upstream, pre-strained water is supplied to the Wärtsilä Water Quality System. The entrained particles as a result of this are removed and ejected overboard. The resultant water is pumped into the stern tube to provide flushing and lubricating water to the stern shaft seal and stern shaft bearings in each shaft line. Once passed down the stern tube, the conditioned water is simply passed back to the source.

A range of pumped and or filtered supply systems for open and closed water applications are available.


Contact us

Contact our 24/7 customer support at sls247@wartsila.com for assistance with shaft line solutions.

To enable prompt response, please indicate the Equipment Serial Number or the name of the vessel. Equipment Serial Number is taken from the equipment nameplate and includes all letters and numbers as given on the equipment nameplate.

For all other enquiries, please fill in the online form. Fields indicated with an asterisk (*) are required. We aim to respond within 1-2 business days depending on the scope of your enquiry.

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