Looking for the ultimate anti-glare marine window protection for your cruise ship, ferry or commercial vessel? Solarglide is the leading name within the marine blinds industry, offering boat blinds, window films and Type Approved solar screens . The first company in the world to obtain Type Approval for marine solar screens, Solarglide specialise in an extensive range of luxurious solar blinds for commercial ships, cruise liners, military crafts, accommodation modules, offshore cranes, yachts and ferries.
The wheelhouse of a ship can be an extremely hot environment for crew. Solar gains coming from the internal navigational equipment and integral control systems along with the solar gains from the sun can have a negative impact on mariners working on the bridge. On most commercial ships, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) systems are working to maximum capacity to offset these solar gains; these energy costs combined with HVAC maintenance and cleaning costs can be extremely expensive for ship managers and shipowners. Solar gains of over 600 lux can also have a negative effect on the mental health of crew members exposed to such conditions and should be avoided.
A recent collaboration with Dr Neveen Hamza of Newcastle University has concluded that Solarglide solar screens can reduce the cooling demand on the bridge by up to 40%, whilst blocking 55% of solar radiation. This contributes significantly to reducing overall energy demand on the whole ship, saving HVAC costs of approximately 10% within the wheelhouse area. Full interview here Newcastle University Dr Hamza Confirms Solar Screen Success
Improved productivity and eye health for bridge crew
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