July 16, 1985 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Lips Propellers Power Tanker "Eastern Sun'

—Literature Available Twin four-bladed Lips propellers drive the most recent addition to the fleet of Sun Refining and Marketing Company, the coastal tanker Eastern Sun delivered recently by Jeffboat, Inc.

To meet the demands of the coastwise trade, the propellers (shown above) were cast of Cunial, Lips' proprietary nickel/aluminum/bronze alloy that meets or exceeds the requirements of American Bureau of Shipping Grade IV. The alloy is corrosion- and abrasion-resistant, as well as being easy to repair.

Each propeller is 9 feet 2 inches in diameter, has a blade area ratio of 0.505, and a mean pitch of 88.5 inches to apply the 2,400 bhp developed by each of the vessel's two EMD 8/645E6 diesel engines.

The Eastern Sun will carry some 25,700 barrels of products along the East Coast of the U.S.

Lips Propellers, headquartered in Chesapeake, Va., is a propeller manufacturing and repair company serving vessel owners and operators with units precisely fitted to their needs.

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