We supply a highly diverse range of fluid sealing products to the world’s commercial and naval fleets, as well as to shipyards and original equipment manufacturers.
Larger, faster, operating at higher pressures or under ever tighter regulations - whatever the challenge you and your vessels face, James Walker will be there to help. In service, in dock or on the drawing board, wherever those vessels may be in the world, your engineers can call upon our experts and together create solutions that will overcome these challenges in a sustainable, innovative and mutually beneficial way.
Stabilisers, bow thrusters, stern glands, shaft bearings and distribution boxes are all highly successful marine applications for our Walkersele range of rotary lip seals. Using our patented Walkersele OSJ-2 (On-Site Joining) technique, seals are maintenance-fitted without stripping down the housing. This can save days of dry docking for a busy vessel - without compromising seal efficiency. Seal fitting can be supervised or carried out by our onw engineers at sea or any of the world's major ports.
Our precision cut gaskets and sheet jointings are extensively used during shipbuilding and on-board plant maintenance. Our CNAF and PTFE ranges of materials will cover almost all fluid handling requirements, whilst our kammprofile and spiral wound gaskets are widely used for marine pressure vessels and pipelines.
Our extensive range of compression packings covers every marine gland-sealing duty, from centrifugal and reciprocating pumps and valves to rudder posts and stern glands with highly-advanced synthetic fibre packings available for pump duties or or steam valve service.
Our Tankatite range of products has been designed to provide reliable and efficient sealing for main tank hatch lids, cleaning and ullage hatches, on tankers carrying bulk liquid cargoes in all IMO classes. The range includes variants specifically designed for tank lids covering heated cargoes such as molten bitumen plus a product developed for lids and fittings on tank containers.
Want to discuss your project, engineering or materials challenge expert to expert? Simply provide us with your contact details and a little information about the application you are working on, and one of our experts will contact you as soon as possible.