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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 

With the launch of the newly developed SDC40 nozzle, Schottel has expanded its range of high-performance nozzles.

In addition to proven nozzles such as the multipurpose SDV45 nozzle with maximum bollard pull and high free running efficiency, Schottel has introduced the SDC40. Optimised by means of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), the new nozzle is characterised by its small outer diameter. This compact geometry allows for adaption to different vessel designs and applications. At the same time, the high-performance nozzle is suitable for conversions and modernisations with limited installation space. With the SDC40, an abbreviation of Schottel Duct Cruise, the customer profits from top free running efficiency during transits at higher speeds. Beyond this, a higher maximum speed is achievable.

The SDC40 is claimed to set new standards in terms of compact design and free running efficiency – and thus leads to reduced operating costs compared to other nozzles. The SDC40 nozzle features optimal propeller geometries and performance characteristics. It comes equipped with Schottel’s patented ProAnode as standard and is now available for all Schottel Rudderpropellers.

The altered positioning of the anodes from the outside surface into the cross-section of the nozzle leads to an extended lifecycle of the thruster and protects the anodes against external impacts. Furthermore, it offers additional operational potential as it contributes to the nozzle’s optimal hydrodynamic flow. Its smooth overall surface reduces flow interference, thus leading to lower fuel consumption and, ultimately, reduced operating costs.

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