Asian focus for Hempel’s seam fairing solution for ship hulls
Hempel A/S, the world-leading coatings company, is showcasing its unique seam fairing solution, SeamFlow, for the first time in Asia at Sea Asia in Singapore.
The world’s first seam fairing solution for ship hulls was launched in 2022. It is designed to reduce friction on the underwater area of vessel hulls and can reduce fuel consumption by up to 2.5%. Over a one five-year dry-docking cycle it can also save up to 12,000 tonnes of carbon emissions and US$1.8 million in fuel costs.
SeamFlow is a complete system of coating, application tools and dedicated service, designed to reduce the friction created as a ship’s hull sails through water. By smoothing the welding seams created when the steel sheets of a ship’s hull meet, friction can be significantly reduced.