Addressing Vibrations – An Automotive Analogy

The strong market position of Gertsen & Olufsen Compensators is a testament to strategic collaborations, extensive application knowledge, and unwavering commitment to innovation. 

By addressing the often-neglected issue of vibrations on board ships and offering a comprehensive solution in compensators, world-leading compensator supplier, Gertsen & Olufsen A/S, continue to pave the way for a safer, more efficient, and technologically advanced maritime industry.

Our success in the market is rooted in our strategic collaborations with major ship engine designers. By working closely with these industry leaders, we gain invaluable insights into the evolving needs of the maritime sector. This collaboration allows us to anticipate market developments, tailor our solutions to specific requirements, and ensure that our components seamlessly integrate into cutting-edge ship engine designs” Head of Compensator Sales, Jens Ulrik Nielsen explains.

A key factor that sets us apart is our substantial application knowledge. We understand the details of ship engines and the demanding conditions they operate under. This knowledge enables us to develop compensators that not only meet but exceed industry standards. Furthermore, our commitment to continuous innovation ensures that our offerings remain at the forefront of technological advancements, providing shipbuilders with reliable and state-of-the-art solutions” Nielsen says.

The Challenge of Vibrations on Board Ships
One critical aspect often overlooked in the maritime industry is the impact of vibrations on board ships. Vibrations can have harmful effects on both the ship’s structural integrity and, more importantly, the health and well-being of the crew. This negative impact on crew health, can lead to fatigue, discomfort, and even injury.

With many crew members working in a 24/7 environment, exposed to these vibrations for extended periods of time, minimizing vibrations becomes paramount to ensuring a safe and comfortable workplace.

To illustrate our approach to solving the vibration challenge, consider the analogy of a car with shaking front wheels at high speeds. Slowing down or adding weight to the trunk may provide temporary relief, but these solutions are far from ideal. Similarly, addressing the symptoms of vibrations on board ships is insufficient. Instead, we advocate tending to the root cause and incorporating our compensators into the motor set-up from day one” Jens Ulrik Nielsen finishes.

Root Cause Resolution with Component X:

Gertsen & Olufsen compensators are designed to tackle the root cause of vibrations in ship engines.
By seamlessly integrating compensators into the motor set-up during the initial design phase, ship owners act proactively and thereby have effective means of vibration control.
Gertsen & Olufsen compensators not only minimizes vibrations but also enhances overall engine performance, contributing to the longevity and reliability of the entire propulsion system.

For further information Contact Gertsen & Olufsen A/S