Protecting On-board Equipment and Environment, Shipbuilding

The strength and versatility of a major shipbuilder in the Netherlands lies in its ships that are built and customized to order. For over 150 years, they have proudly built sea-going vessels such as bulk carriers, dredgers, gas, bitumen & chemical tankers, fishing vessels and container ships. All of their shipbuilding has adhered to strict quality control, creative solutions and cost-conscious methods.

"Because of the nature of the ship with its high ventilation rates and low freeboard, in combination with the operation area, it is likely to take a lot of salt water onboard. Therefore, both the shipyard and the operator/owner wanted good protection for their investment. The MD of the manufacturer says he believes they made a good choice when they chose Munters equipment. “Since our vision is to build ships that excel in terms of technology, efficiency and safety, we also need the very best suppliers who have the same vision for their equipment as we do for ours. We are fully satisfied with Munters solution since even under harsh weather conditions, we’ve seen that the duct sections behind the installed mist eliminators have remained absolutely dry.”

Need for high quality Mist Eliminators

“Naturally, our customers expect their investment to perform to the highest standards,” says Shipyards Managing Director, “With this in mind, our ships have to be practical, durable and efficient at sea and in port. And any supplier equipment we order must meet our high standards.”

Munters Mist Eliminators for exhausts and air intakes installed

The need for quality products is one of the reasons they chose Munters Mist Eliminator equipment for one of its dredgers. The Munters equipment was installed on this ship with the operation area situated in the hostile high seas of the Biscay gulf. “Besides the engine room, this type of ship has all kinds of heavy machinery installed including pumps that are in constant need of sufficient ventilation,” says the manufacturer. “The ship also has a relatively low freeboard (the distance between the waterline and the top of the uppermost continuous deck) which results in heavy water loads. Therefore, we believed there was definitely a need for high quality mist eliminators.”


  • Completely dry duct section even under the harshest weather conditions
  • Adequate ventilation of engine and machine rooms
  • Excellent protection of their investment; reduced levels of corrosion and moisture


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