Industrial Millwright Service Restores Ships

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( — January 25, 2015) Sarnia, ON — Container ships travel the seaways with mountains of cargo and industries rely on these deliveries. The unpredicatabilities at sea can cause much damage to a ship, thus, repairing a ship in time will keep these vessels that are so vital for the economy running. 

Having a reliable industrial millwright service company on standby can prove to be very advantageous. The location of the facilities are also important and in Canada they are usually positioned near waterways and busy channels. Such companies include the likes of Central Machine and Marine whom position themselves on the Great Lakes. They are very instrumental in repairing most damaged ships that frequent Lake Huron. They have services ranging from repairing propellers to patching of the hull of the ship. 

Hull Breaches 

At a certain time in the past, a hole in the hull of a ship could potentially sink it. However, with modern advancements in technology, such a problem has become less worrying. However, they can still affect the general performance of the ship. Water will still get into the ship and thus lower the waterline of the ship forcing it to slow down. A breach in the hull can be caused by a variety of things such as corrosion and collisions. 

There are many different ways of repairing a hole in the ship depending on the size and nature of the hole. Some of these methods require that both sides of the hull be assessed and the area where the hole has occurred to isolated. For contoured areas, there will be need to place plates over the hole. Afterwards, breach will require welding by professional millwrights else the cover plate gets damaged. 

Old Rivets

Though cargo ships are quite durable, some of them may not have been serviced for years meaning that some of the parts of the ship may be affected by long term use. Examples of such parts are the rivets holding the hull and bulkheads of the ship together. With old age comes deterioration and possibility of leaking which can be very dangerous to a vessel at sea. 

Millwright services can help by replacing such old rivets in poor condition and put new durable ones in place for them. They may also solve performance issues by tightening a rivet that is loose so that the ship can resume seaworthiness. 

Damaged Propellers

Propellers are instrumental to the movement of a ship. If a ship’s propellers are damaged, the ship will perform poorly. They may have collided with obstacles in the way like rock outcrops and ice bergs. A specialist in millwright services will fix such a problem by probably straightening bent propellers or by replacing the flawed ones with new ones.

Central Machine & Marine

649 McGregor Road
Sarnia, ON Canada N7T 7H5

(519) 337-3722