Quantum Marine Stabilizers Extendable and Retractable Stabiliser Systems for the Maritime Sector
Quantum Marine Stabilizers engineers and manufactures marine stabiliser systems for the military, commercial and yachting industries.
The company has secured three world patents with its retractable and extendable fins and rotors, which include Zero Speed™, XT™, MAGLift™ and Dyna-Foil™. It has transformed the marine industry by developing unprecedented roll control for increased comfort during anchoring and when underway.
Active stabilisation systems for marine applications
Active stabilisers provide significant benefits for all types of ships such as a 50% increase in operation time due to the expansion of the vessel’s safe operating profile. The improved operating profile directly impacts the successful outcome of rescue missions, helicopter landings and refuelling efforts.
Quantum’s stabilising solutions also ensure crew safety and productivity, while improved crew retention such as enhanced on-board comfort reduces fatigue.
Stabilisers offer an 18% fuel reduction when Zero Speed™ mode is used instead of idling engines. This maintains vessel seaworthiness and enhances operational efficiency, as well as prevents scheduling and reducing downtime due to adverse weather and sea conditions.
Stabilising fins and rotors minimise on-board injuries and prevent damage to equipment and cargo during military missions.
Other key advantages include:
- High system reliability and availability through commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology
- Station-keeping and low-speed operations
- Increased zero speed comfort
- Enhanced seakeeping capabilities (course-keeping and passage-making)
- High system reliability and availability
- Enhanced value at resale
Global stabiliser support and maintenance services
Worldwide naval customers have benefitted from Quantum’s long-term support, which includes a comprehensive lifecycle maintenance programme comprising extended cost containment services.
The company’s stabilisers are a proven solution for marine stabilisation, as they deliver reliability and performance without affecting downtime.
Marine fins for superb stability at zero and underway speeds
XT fins are one of Quantum’s most popular stabiliser systems to date.
The main stabiliser fin houses another fin or foil designed to extend or retract based on the vessel’s speed. The foil is extended to optimise zero speed operations, providing 30% more surface area and 100% additional lift force. When the foil is retracted, it reduces the surface area and corresponding drag to improve performance underway.
Retractable rotor stabilisers for zero, slow and loitering speeds
The MAGLift Retractable Rotor Stabilizer is based on the Magnus effect, where a rotating cylinder creates lift according to speed and direction.
This system is suitable for slow / loitering and zero speed applications. Rotors are completely retractable underway, making it ideal for ice-class or high-speed vessels where drag is increased.
Retractable and optimal stabilising solutions for all speeds
Dyna-Foil uses an innovative dual-purpose, fully retractable ship stabilising system, which includes efficient technology that provides more lift using less drag and power.
Dyna-Foil’s swinging motion (Zero Speed mode) enhances foil flow and lift for optimal stabilisation. While underway, the foil can be fully extended or retracted with minimal drag. This is ideal for vessels with Zero Speed and high-speed stabiliser requirements.
About Quantum Marine Stabilizers
For the past 15 years, Quantum has offered COTS and custom solutions to the US Coast Guard and US Navy, as well as more than 14 international navies.
With a worldwide network of customer support and service, Quantum continues to set high standards of reliability and has delivered thousands of Zero Speed™ and underway systems to maritime industries.
The company offers global repair, refit and upgrade capabilities. It has been awarded open-bid contracts on the following projects:
- 13 Cyclone US Navy ship upgrades
- 13 WMEC 270ft US Coast Guard Medium Endurance Cutter upgrades
- 58 new Bollinger Fast Response Cutters (FRC)
- 12 new Royal Australian Navy Lürssen Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV)
For more information, please contact the company via the enquiry form.
Products and Services
Quantum Marine Stabilizers has selected Australian-based Watmarine Engineering (WATMAR) to represent the brand and provide technical services and new equipment sales for Quantum products and systems in Australia.Read more
Quantum will provide stabilisers for 12 offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) being built for the Royal Australian Navy by Luerssen Australia Pty Ltd.Read more
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