Ship maintenance and the cleaning of windows can be extremely expensive and time consuming. Modern ship design has increased the amount of glazed areas dramatically. Therefore it has become very important to have an easily accessible cleaning system installed. Passengers paying for cabins with windows will also request to get a good clear view.
The SKYCON window washing systems are today successfully operating on many modern ships and ferries. The basic idea is to clean the windows using high pressure fresh water with or without detergent and chemicals. Since every ship is different and owners have special demands the design of each system is unique, however, we normally incorporate parts from our earlier experiences. So far we have managed to solve every difficult shipside.
Normally a long vertical ramp is used to hold the spraying pipes and it will travel along the shipside. An individual spraying pattern is designed for each ship depending upon the pump capacity and the ships design. The systems also allow the windows to be cleaned when the ship is at sea. A normal system cleans 200-400 windows in two hours. When the equipment is not in use the ramp can be swung up to a horizontal, safe parking position. On the largest ships this has also been necessary for the Panama Canal passage.