Build- up on Seawater Cooling System Strainer

Engine cooling system maintenance

Engine Maintenance


Last week, we shared the concerning issue of galvanic corrosion damaging the sea water strainer housings and baskets.

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Today, we want to shed light on another critical aspect of maintaining your seawater cooling system: blocked strainers.

Build- up on Seawater Cooling System Strainer

As you’re aware, seawater contains a cocktail of organic matter and minerals. To ensure the smooth operation of downstream systems, especially in marine environments, the use of correctly fitted and maintained seawater strainers is vital.

These strainers which can be a simple single panel, or a basket insert play a crucial role in removing large to medium size foreign objects blocking, the cooling system, safeguarding vital engine components.

Strainers that fail due to poor maintenance or condition can lead to contamination of the sea water system resulting in over heating or poor thermal expansion and transmission.

It’s crucial to keep them in top condition to ensure the uninterrupted performance of your cooling system and avoid any costly downtime.

So, how are your strainers holding up?

If you have any questions or need assistance with maintaining your cooling system, get in touch now.

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