IHC Sealing Presents SUPREME Athmos Zero-Pollution Seal

IHC Sealing Presents SUPREME Athmos Zero-Pollution Seal

IHC Sealing Solutions, part of IHC Merwede, will launch the zero-pollution SUPREME Athmos™ seal on 5-8 November at the Europort exhibition in Rotterdam. In keeping with the company’s long-term objective of maintaining sustainable safety standards, this unique product will set a new benchmark in the market.

The SUPREME Athmos seal enables ships – with limited draught up to approximately five metres – to prevent oil from being emitted into the environment. An innovative system has been developed to provide a safe and sustainable operation by capturing every possible drop of oil. Water is prevented from entering the system by collecting any leakages from the seal into a drain tank. Once full, this tank is automatically drained into the vessel’s general waste oil tank.

Ship owners will also enjoy the peace of mind that comes from the SUPREME Athmos seal having a fail-safe option, incorporating a condition-monitoring function. In the unlikely event of the system failing, it switches to the normal sealing mode, the drain tank captures the little oil that the seal uses and the tank indicates when it should be emptied.

Established in 1856, IHC Sealing Solutions delivers expert solutions to the marine market. The company’s aim has always been long-term performance in order to secure peace of mind for its customers and safety for the environment. IHC Sealing Solutions has already served a vast network of propulsion manufacturers and ship owners benefiting from its seals – over 30,000 of its products are now in operation. Supported by IHC Merwede’s group of innovative technology companies, the needs of these customers are served 24 hours a day, seven days a week, worldwide.



Press Release, October 31, 2013