3- blade fixed pitch propeller (FPP) is usually used for fishing boats, lifeboats, rescue boats, pilot boat and salvage ship, etc. It requires propeller manufacture having strong casting technology and specialized processing methods, particularly a giant propeller with diameter above 5000mm, manufacturer needs to have an experienced technical team and equipped with advanced machineries.
Fountom has extensive hydrodynamic knowledge and have developed design tools based upon years of experience with calculations, model test results, and full- scale measurements.
What kind of propellers can be ordered from Fountom
Fountom designs and manufactures different types of fixed pitch propellers and the shafts, shafting accessories for various vessels, which in the scope of:
Propeller Diameter: 800~8000mm;
Blade Design Type: Kaplan, MAU, B;
Material: Ni-Al Bronze/Copper (Cu1, Cu3), Stainless steel;
Propeller Blade Number: 3~7 blades;
Blades Dimensional Tolerances: better than ISO 481;
Available Shipping Class: ABS, BV, CCS, DNV-GL, RINA, NK, KR;
Vessel Types: container vessels, tankers, bulk carriers, dry cargo vessels, passenger liners, fishing trawlers, tugboat, etc.
Outstanding features of Fountom propellers
Optimal propeller efficiency
Propeller is the key to maxmize power efficiency, Fountom takes it through design, mannufacturing and test processes, the radial distribution of circulation, resembling lift or thrust shall be specified to obtain the optimum efficiency.
Noise, vibration and cavitation control
Design and manufacturer the propellers with low vibration & noise levels and no harmful cavitation.
Take materials seriously
Fountom choose the high-purity copper to build your propellers, and reject recycled low purity coppers, which brings better propeller strength, yet smaller weights to the finished propeller.
Truly your propeller -warranted
Amongst hundreds of shipowners, shipping consultants or even shipyards that orders propellers from Fountom, quite many barely keeps propeller design copies. The absence of the approved propeller design brings big trouble in propulsion system maintenance, repair and replacement. Fountom always send you the approved copies of propellers, and keep a full record. Each propeller shall have a warranty period of 12 months since vessel sea trial, Fountom is confident and responsible for what it sells.
Tip To know more of our propeller manufacturing process, please go to EVENTS > Process of manufacturing marine propeller.
Got propeller specs already? Request a quote from Fountom right now
Fountom has rich experience in 3 blade propellers manufacturing. Based on the propeller parameters such as area ratio and propeller diameter, or a propeller drawing, a quick estimation of propeller weight can be valued, which leads to fast quotation.