AMSTERDAM, October 2017 ~ For Vetus, the 2017 Metstrade event marks a remarkable milestone. The Dutch developer and maker of marine engines, generators and technical gear for recreational craft and small commercial vessels has been nominated for a DAME Award. It is the 8th time in 9 years a VETUS product is singled out for the marine industry design award.
The 2017 nomination is for the company’s HPW series of heavy-duty water locks that are temperature-resistant up to 260˚C outperforming standard GRP materials by 170%! The locks ensure water won’t run back into the engine after it has been turned off.
The HPW series of water locks is made of Navidurin, a proprietary composite polymer blend optimized for use in marine exhaust systems. The material makes the HPW locks more durable and lighter. They have a higher resistance to heat and pressure. The locks are ideal for systems that are put to the test, such as commercial, high-performance or coast guard vessels.
There are 7 DAME award categories. The HPW series is nominated in the ‘Machinery, Propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings’ category.