Versitec Marine is a leading equipment manufacturer and service supplier since 2002. A Worldwide Sales & Service Network that has enabled VERSITEC provide products and services to clients thus ensuring a good working relationship with all of them as the company is committed to leading the way in the Stern Tube Seal market. Clear & Precise, the Mission of VERSITEC is to ensure you receive Fast Delivery, Competitive Pricing, and Industry Leading Quality.

VERSITEC's primary product: Vanguard Seals provides Stern Tube Seal solutions for both Oil & Water lubricated propeller shafts. Our Canadian Manufactured product lineup includes:

1. VANGUARD SPARES: spare parts kits to overhaul ALL Major OEM’s Seal Assemblies.
2. VANGUARD-W: Water Lubricated Seal Assemblies
3. VANGUARD: Oil Lubricated Seal Assemblies
4. VANGUARD-T: Thruster Seal Assemblies

All Stern Tube Seal rings are manufactured with the specially formulated Versiton FKM material to ensure compatibility with ALL lubricants including Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants. In addition, all Service Team members are factory trained to provide installations and servicing of Stern Tube Systems for New builds, Retrofits, and Upgrades.

Further to Stern Tube Seals, VERSITEC also offers:

  • Heat Exchangers
  • Services
  • Versiglyde Composites (propeller shaft bearings, composite pads & bushings)
  • Teekay Couplings
  • Separator Spares
  • Biodegradable Cleaners
 
 
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Seal Services

Our team of highly skilled engineers is dedicated to the maintenance and repair of stern tube seals. Whether your vessel is in drydock or afloat, whether the shaft is withdrawn or bonding is required, you can benefit from their years of experience all round the world.

Not only is the work fully guaranteed, but even more importantly, you can be sure that your seals are reassembled with Vanguard Spares fully in accordance with vessel specific requirements. At the end of the job you will receive a report on the work carried out and the condition of the seal together with any recommendations for the future. These reports are added to the seal history, which is maintained on our database and is available whenever required for planning future maintenance.

  • Guaranteed workmanship
  • 24 Hour Service
  • Trained Engineers for all Stern Tube Seals & Bearing Arrangements
  • Worlwide Coverage
  • Vanguard Spares EX Stock
  • Service & Parts for all Seal Assemlies manufactured in the last 50 years.

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Sterntube Seals

 


VANGUARD

The Vanguard System has been developed for Oil Lubricated Propeller Shafts. 

Complete with Versiton® FKM Lip Seal design the Vanguard system has been developed to operate efficiently with EAL oils*, and in all water conditions. 

Whether a new build, or to retrofit your vessel the Vanguard System has been designed to work in all situations. Custom-fit solutions are available for ‘limited construction space’ seal designs. 

SPECIFICATIONS:

SHAFT SIZE: 80mm-803mm (3”-31.5”)
SEAL HOUSING: BRONZE or CAST IRON
SEALING RINGS: VERSITON® FKM
LINER: CHROME STEEL , DUPLEX STAINLESS STEEL, or COATED
LUBRICATION: OIL LUBRICATED (INCLUDING EAL OILS*)
ELIMINATOR SEAL: ADDITIONAL PROTECTION AGAINST INGRESS OF FOREIGN MATERIAL (I.E. DIRT, SAND, FISHING LINE) 

OPTIONS:

SAFEGUARD: 4TH STANDBY SEAL IN AFT
EQUALIZER: PRESSURE EQUALIZATION SYSTEM
LEAKAGE CONTAINMENT SETTLING TANK (included with EQUALIZER & SAFEGUARD)


VANGUARD-W

The Vanguard-W has been developed for Open Water Lubricated Propeller Shafts.

Complete with a Triple Security Lip Seal design the Vanguard-W system has been developed to operate efficiently in all water conditions. 

The FlowGuard Inflatable Seal will keep your fleet running, by allowing inspection of seals and seal ring replacement without drydocking your vessel. 

The design includes Versiglyde composite bearings.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

SHAFT SIZE: 60mm-476mm (2.5”-18.75”)
SEAL HOUSING: BRONZE / STAINLESS STEEL / CAST IRON
SEALING RINGS: VERSITON® FKM
LINER: CHROME STEEL
LUBRICATION: WATER LUBRICATED, FWD CAVITIES; GREASE
BEARING: VERSIGLYDE COMPOSITE (FWD & AFT)


Spare Parts

  • In control of quality
  • No sub-supplier from low-cost countries
  • Development of compounds together with Dupont
  • Able to anticipate on market developments
  • Able to deliver tailor made solutions for customer requirements.
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Versiton FKM

With the changing guidelines and vessel requirements we are committed to Leading the Way as your Stern Tube Seal supplier.

Our custom formulated Versiton FKM is compatible with all conventional and synthetic oils, as well as EAL oils on the following sheets.

We are continuing to test additional oils, and will update our documents as required.

  • Compound developed togethe with DuPont
  • Next Generation Viton
  • Specifically for Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL)
  • Superior test results compared with conventional Viton