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Prop Scan is used to optimize marine propellers, reduce fuel consumption, increase top speed and cruising speed, eliminate propeller vibration and match engine loading requirements.
Prop Scan Class O
 
ISO 484 Class S
 
ISO 484 Class I
 
ISO 484 Class II
ISO 484 Class III
The table above shows the average fuel savings of different class propellers compared to an ISO Class III propeller.*
Fuel Savings Testimonials

Prop Scan Class O
 
ISO 484 Class S
 
ISO 484 Class I
 
ISO 484 Class II
ISO 484 Class III
The table above shows the average speed increase of different class propellers compared to an ISO Class III propeller.*
Speed Increase Testimonials

                   
Prop Scan Class O
ISO 484 Class S
ISO 484 Class I
ISO 484 Class II
ISO 484 Class III

 

The table above shows a visual example of the vibration amounts of different class propellers.*
Less Vibration Testimonials

* Results are based on sea trials of customers, Individual results may vary depending on boat and hull configuration


 


The computerized Prop Scan was specifically designed to inspect the accuracy and precise hydrodynamic form of Australian, Canadian and US Navy propellers.

The accuracy and form or shape of a propeller blade section as it slices through the water determines the ultimate thrust and performance of any vessel.

Using Prop Scan technology a Prop Scan Technician will measure your propeller free of charge, check the accuracy against the ISO 484 International Standards and determine the section form of your propeller.

To optimize your propeller your Prop Scan Technician can then correct any accuracy problems, apply the correct section form and also tune the pitch of your propellers.

An accurate ‘Prop Scan’ propeller with the correct section form and pitch will always out-perform a standard propeller. You will get fuel savings, increased boat speed, reduced vibration, correct engine RPM and correct engine loading.


     ISO Propeller Standards      Who uses Prop Scan  
 

The International Organization for Standardization has produced a standard
(ISO 484/2) that defines the tolerances for marine propellers.

All marine propellers can be placed in a class based on the ISO 484/2 standards.

ISO 484/2 Accuracy Classes
Class
Description
S
Very High Accuracy
I
High Accuracy
II
Medium Accuracy
III
Wide Tolerances

Due to Prop Scan's high levels of accuracy it is now possible to repair a propeller to an accuracy level twice the accuracy of  Class S. We call this Class 0


 
Prop Scan is used extensively in the marine industry worldwide to repair and modify propellers to their peak performance.
Prop Scan Users Include:
                  Propeller Manufacturers
                  Propeller Repair Shops
                  US Navy
                  Australian Navy
                  Canadian Navy

 
     Prop Scan Propeller Shops      Start Your Own Prop Scan Shop  
 

propellerProp Scan shops specialize in boat propeller repair and modification. They also stock a large range of
new marine propellers.

There are currently over 50 Prop Scan shops worldwide who offer genuine service and advice to help solve your propeller problems.

 

The Prop Scan Propeller Repair Shop Package is designed to supply you with the knowledge and support you require to set up and run a successful propeller repair and modification business. There is no need for previous propeller industry experience, as we provide you with full training tailored to suit your needs.

 

 

 Prop Scan Success Stories
 

 We have helped establish successful propeller repair businesses worldwide. The reason for their success is simple:
Our equipment, training and support is the best in the world.
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 Speed Increase of 5 knots
 

Both propellers were fine tuned with Prop Scan and the pitch was reduced by ½" to 19". The boat was returned to the water, where sea trials produced a maximum speed of 20.2 knots at 2750 RPM. This was an increase of 5 Knots.
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 Vibration's Gone
 

The boat ran so smoothly, u-boat replica I didn't know it wasn't smooth before. I picked up 1 to 1½ Knots on Saturdays 3-4 Ft seas. This was on a 44 sea ray exp. bridge, running 350 cats.
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Decreased fuel consumption
 

If I didn't achieve one thing in performance, replica watches the difference in sound & smoothness was worth it. I can't believe how much quieter the boats runs now. As for performance: I picked up almost 1 knot in my cruise speed at the same rpm's as I ran before. The best part is I decreased my fuel consumption by over 15%
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 New E4 Software Released
  Prop Scan's new E4 software package has been released and is receiving rave reviews from its current users:
 
      North Coast Prop Tech
      Wildcat Propellers
      Treasure Coast Propellers
      Propulsion Engineering
 
 
 

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  Prop Scan helps the Navy
 

Propeller Dynamics Pty Ltd (the makers of Prop Scan) where contracted to produce underwater propeller measuring systems that measure propellers up to 14 feet in diameter for destroyer and frigate class navy vessels.
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 New Prop Tracker System
 

Prop Tracker is the world's first portable precision propeller inspection device that simply plugs into a computer.  The propeller is measured in 2 to 3 minutes, and sophisticated graphical propeller condition reports are produced to an accuracy in excess of ISO 484 International Standards.
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