Press release -
METSTRADE 2019: New VETUS Option for Fast Battery Recharging Now Available with D-Line Engines
METSTRADE 2019, November 19th to 21st, Stand 01.341
Supplying innovative complete marine systems, VETUS is expanding its selection of engine equipment with a second alternator option for 24 volt D-Line engines, plus new durable water strainers and ultra-quiet waterlocks.
VETUS now offers a second 24V / 75 Amps alternator with an intelligent controller (ACR) for its D-Line (Deutz) common rail engines for fast, optimal battery recharging, even at low revolutions.
Maximising output with a safe, three-step charging method, the ACR is suitable for all battery types, such as VETUS SMF maintenance free, gel and AGM batteries.
The second alternator is supplied as a complete set, for both the VD4 and VD6 D-Line, with double SPA-pulley and V-belts, temperature sensor and a set of parts designed for easy installation. The set will be installed on the engine at the factory when ordered together with the engine.
Designed to perform under pressure, the new heavy-duty FTR330..M family of water strainers is ideal for below-waterline installations and faster semi-planing and planing boats, but is perfectly suited for all vessels. The expanded range of the highly successful FTR33038M has been developed by VETUS using a composite polymer blend, NAVIDURIN®, which is able to withstand high levels of heat and pressure.
Experts in efficient filtering of vessel cooling water, VETUS has incorporated a NAVIDURIN filter housing featuring 19, 25, 32 or 38mm hose connections in the FTR33..M cooling water strainers, as well as a newly-designed metal lid on top of the housing. A transparent cover allows the filter to be quickly checked without dismantling.
The range of strainers – FTR33019M, FTR33025M, FTR33032M and FTR33038M - are extremely light weight and compact for flexible installation, with a pressure rating of 116 PSI (8 bar) of pressure. They are recommended for inputs of 13.5 gal (51 litres) to 52.8 gal (200 litres) per minute.
VETUS has expanded its NLP line-up of waterlocks with the increased capacity NLP3..15L series for high volume noise cancellation for boat owners. Featuring unique three-chamber design technology, the waterlock’s inlet chamber can be rotated 360° to ensure a tailor-made fit in the most confined spaces, resulting in a significant sound reduction of 10dB over traditional waterlocks.
The 15-litre unit has a low height of 155mm and is the ideal partner for engines of 49-110hp (36-81kW), with a back pressure of only 0.1 bar or less. With a higher allowable backpressure, a higher engine power is possible. The extra capacity enables the use of a longer exhaust hose, allowing more freedom to install the waterlock in a convenient location.
Like the smaller versions, the latest VETUS NLP waterlock fits multiple hose diametres of 60mm, 75mm and 90mm.
For more information on VETUS, visit www.vetus.com.
Notes for editors:
Prices for the D-Line alternator with ACR start at €2095 (ex VAT)
Price for the FTR330..M water strainers is €163 (ex VAT)
Price for the NLP3..15L series of waterlocks is €379 (ex VAT)
Babette van Waes
Tel: +31 (0)88 4884710
Tel: +44 (0) 1202 669244
About VETUS - Making life on the water more enjoyable
VETUS is an internationally-renowned developer and manufacturer of complete marine product systems ̶ including engines, generators, bow thrusters and control panels ̶ for recreational craft and small commercial vessels. VETUS prides itself on innovation and the majority of the 4,000 products it supplies are part or wholly designed by its in-house engineers. Founded in 1964, VETUS has its headquarters near Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, as well as subsidiaries in 16 other countries and a worldwide distribution and service network.
All products marketed by VETUS are part of a complete system, with any connecting components also available for ease of use. VETUS strives to ensure everything it supplies is as simple to install and maintain as possible, to make life on the water more enjoyable for its customers.