Regardless if it is a merchantman, a luxury yacht or cruising giant, what cruises our seas would not be as safe and reliable without a variety of valves. Industrial valves from NieRuf are used in ship building in several different ways.
For example, ball valves guarantee a safe fuel supply. They enable a manual or automatic blocking of the fuel pipes, and thereby they ensure a reliable fuel supply on high seas. Advanced ships are usually operated with a mix of heavy oil and diesel. Even in contact with oils, ball valves made from stainless steel work reliably in combination with FKM seals. Pressure reducers ensure a steady fuel supply. Finally, a steady injection pressure is crucial for the efficient use of fuel. Furthermore, safety valves
like those from NieRuf are used with the fuel supply: they prevent overpressure in the fuel feed line.
To prevent the ship’s engine from overheating while being heavily used, one needs a coolant. Here, check valves within the pipelines make sure that there is no backflow of the coolant. Ball valves, check valves or butterfly valves ensure the shut-off of the coolant supply either automatically or manually.
Not only passengers but the crew and also valuable and perishable cargo are in need of a comfortable temperature. This is why ball valves and overflow valves are used to steer the heating. Especially the overflow valve plays a central role, because it unlocks a bypass in case of overpressure.
Everyone who ever enjoyed a long shower while being on a cruise might have asked himself, how it is possible that there is an indefinite amount of fresh drinking water on cruisers. There are two answers. Smaller ships will need to get new drinking water at ports. Big ships, however, are equipped with an application that turns seawater into drinking water. Here, our DVGW approved valves come into play because they ensure high-quality drinking water.
To prevent a backlog in the sink, in the toilet or within the sewage system, one uses swing check valves. They ensure that wastewater can only flow in one direction even if there is a backlog.
Often, one cannot see valves in the shipbuilding sector. However, without them, the entire business of shipbuilding would be less secure and comfortable. This is why the products from NieRuf are used in shipbuilding to ensure security, reliability, and hassle-free functioning.