Installation Options

Installation options

Our expert engineers and sales team will help you determine the best installation solution. Please note the operating conditions and hull design of a vessel weigh heavily on how a unit is installed. Described below are a few common installations for a GRIDCOOLER® Keel Cooler.

Recessed

Recessing a GRIDCOOLER Keel Cooler streamlines the installation and provides significant protection from potential damage. Independent tests conducted at the Vienna Model Test Basin have shown that drag is negligible when the unit is recessed into a ship’s hull. The position of the recess can be located on the side or bottom of the hull. This type of installation is common in new projects and ideal for fast-moving vessels.

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Recessed
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Recessed

External

An external installation typically applies fairing and side plates for added protection and to improve streamlining. This mounting option is commonly used in retro-fitting projects.

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External Mount
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Preformed

Side Mounted

Mounting the GRIDCOOLER Keel Cooler on the side of the hull prevents potential damage to the unit. It is ideal for situations where a keel cooler cannot be mounted to the bottom of the hull. Note: When recessing the unit into the side of the hull for generator sets and/or equipment operating at dockside, angle the top of the recess box to allow convection current over the cooler.

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Side Mount – Propulsion
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Side Mount – Propulsion