Change is hard, but can save millions…
Preventing unwanted bio-fouling costs the commercial shipping sector in the region of $100 billion annually, and there are big savings to be made if proper anti-fouling measures are employed.
Shipowners and managers may be reticent about changing their established Maintenance, Repair, and Operating (MRO) schedules, but the right tool for the right job will keep floating assets working longer and more economically.
How it works
- Sonihull systems produce multiple bursts of ultrasonic energy in a range of targeted pulse frequencies.
- These pulses are transmitted through the material that the transducer is attached to.
- The ultrasound produces a pattern of increasing and decreasing pressure on the surface of the material.
INCREASING AND DECREASING PRESSURE
The ultrasound produces a pattern of increasing and decreasing pressure on the surface of the material. In a process called non-inertial cavitation, microscopic bubbles are created during the reduced pressure cycle and are imploded as the pressure increases. The microscopic agitation has a cleansing effect that destroys surface algae.