SSS Clutches are selected for marine propulsion to give automatic changeovers
between multiple engines in various propulsion systems...
SSS Clutches are used for marine gas turbine starting and turning systems.
They provide operating flexibility and high reliability and are tolerant of adverse conditions.
Naval propulsion machinery is unusual in that it must be capable of long periods of efficient operation at low power but also be able to quickly deliver very high power when necessary. In modern surface warships this varied power profile is usually met by propulsion machinery based on gas turbine main engines, either in multiples or in combination with lower power cruise engines. The most appropriate engine, or combination of engines, is then coupled to the propellor to give the required power.
An essential requirement of such machinery is a reliable automatic clutch and the SSS clutch, with its exceptional ability to accept very high power and very high speed has become a universally recognised solution.
Many modern fast ferries have also adopted propulsion machinery based on gas turbines and again SSS clutches are used to allow flexible operation of the vessel.
Over 2000 marine main propulsion SSS clutches have now been supplied
to transmit over 3 million kW.