Limited Space On Board?

Limited space on board

Saving space and limiting the weight on board any type of vessel has always been a challenge in the marine industry.
Both are considered highly valuable, especially with Coast Guard fast response cutters and the limited room available for mechanical equipment, such as water heaters. Cutters are built for speed, so any excess weight on board makes an impact when trying to complete missions such as port, waterway and coastal security, fishery patrols, search & rescue, and national defense operations.

Using a storage water heater on-board means that area is dedicated solely for that piece of equipment and can’t be utilized otherwise, while a tankless heater can be wall-mounted, freeing up valuable floor space. Tankless heaters are also lighter, reducing the load so vessels can perform optimally.

These aren’t the only challenges faced in the marine water heating industry. One of the most important considerations is ensuring water heaters meet the necessary approvals like NAVSEA, MIL standards, and ASME codes. Water heaters and hot water systems used by the US Navy, USCG, and offshore markets must undergo rigorous third party testing like shock and vibration tests that ensure the heater can withstand the elements and continue to provide the hot water that is necessary on board.

When Coast Guard cutter Bernard C. Webber faced these same challenges, they turned to Hubbell for a solution. With our unmatched experience working with naval architects, marine engineers, shipyards and government entities, they knew they would get worry-free hot water they could rely on. Read more about how Hubbell supplied exactly what the Coast Guard needed!

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Limited space on board