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An ultrasonic antifouling (UAF) system brings the tube-bundle of a box-cooler in ultrasonic vibration. This vibration generates an environment in which the larvae of marine organisms do not want to settle. The vibration is so weak, that organisms already present, survive. At a distance of around 20 meters or so, the ultrasonic ‘sound’ has dissipated. The impact on the environment is absolutely zero. Click the icon to read more.
The effect of ultrasonic vibration as a blockade for marine growth has been known since the early 1950’s. Given the many advantages this technology has, compared to conventional anti fouling systems, it is surprising to see it is not yet widespread. This probably has to do with the effectiveness of the technology, which is not always consistent. Click the icon to read how Shipsonic has developed systems that are consistently effective.
Ultrasonic Antifouling Systems can be installed while the ship is moving in the high seas. No special tools or dry docking needed. No moving parts either, so hardly any wear and tear. And maintenance free. This makes the ultrasonic solution extremely cost efficient. Click the icon to read more.
Shipsonic and delta-sistems B.V.
Shipsonic is a brand of delta-sistems B.V. a Dutch cleantech company that provides innovative, effective, cost efficient & environment friendly antifouling solutions for professional marine, offshore and fishery. As of January 2017 delta-sistems B.V. has incorporated Shipsonic, since 2006 one of the market leaders in ultrasonic antifouling. delta-sistems B.V. will continue the Shipsonic brand with recently developed and strongly improved series of heavy duty ultrasonic antifouling systems. All Shipsonic systems are developed and built in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands has a rich maritime research and development tradition. At Shipsonic we have made a conscious decision to tap into this. To be able to do this, our systems are fully developed and built in the Netherlands. This allows us to partner with such institutions as the NIOZ (Netherlands Institute for Sea Research) and the HZ Vlissingen (University of Applied Sciences), amongst others. For a more detailed look into our present innovation agenda, go to our Research & Development section.
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Installation consulting services
Installing an ultrasonic antifouling system is very simple, and normally carried out by the ship’s crew. The one decision to make is how many transducers are needed, and where to place them. To help clients with this, we offer an installation consultancy service. We let you do the installation, but help you decide how. This service can be hired online, using video conferencing etc. Or one of our consultants comes to visit you on the ship itself.
Permanent, structural client feedback
We find client feedback so important, that any client willing to give us structural feedback on the functioning of his ultrasonic antifouling system, is offered a 30% reduction on system costs. As part of our feedback system, we are the only UAF supplier that hires professional divers to film the state of box coolers and sea chests protected by our systems.
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Research program with the University of Applied Sciences Vlissingen (HZ-University) and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
Preparing the research set up at the NIOZ premises HZ-university (https://hz.nl/en/) , NIOZ (https://www.nioz.nl/en) and delta-sistems (Shipsonic) have won a research grant of the Dutch Taskforce for Applied Research (SIA KIEM; http://www.regieorgaan-sia.nl/en). This is a governmental programme to support innovation through facilitating and subsidizing applied research cooperation between the business and educational sectors in the[…]
Ultrasonic antifouling technology for Vitters Shipyard Shipsonic™ delivered the ultrasonic antifouling technology to one of the internationally renowned Dutch superyacht builders Vitters Shipyard. Transducer mounting challenge While finishing the rebuild of sailing yacht Ikigai, Vitters contacted Shipsonic for a Marine Growth Prevention System for their seawater strainers. The seawater strainers are tailor made. No flat surfaces[…]
Normally, transducers are dry-mounted on the inside of the vessel on the outside of the sea chest or similar to protect box-coolers, suction pipes etc. This means that the ultrasonic signal has to travel from the sea-chest wall to the cooling ribs of the box-cooler. This results in energy loss. Delta-sistems has now developed a[…]
At delta-sistems we feel we have dealt with all the technical challenges in making a reliable, high powered ultrasonic system. One challenge remains, however: where exactly to install the transducers on the object that needs protection? This is an acoustical problem, and these problems are notoriously complex. As with all acoustical problems, the solution is[…]
Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +31 6 1936 0670) if you would like to get a free entrance ticket to visit us at the 2018 Maritime Industry tradeshow in Gorinchem, The Netherlands on 29, 30 or 31 May. delta-sistems B.V / Shipsonic™ will be present at stand H126.1 Maritime Industry 2018 The Netherlands on 29, 30 or 31 May 2018 –[…]
Delta-sistems has been part of a consortium that tendered for the rebuild project of a big sluices complex in the Netherlands. For this project, we developed a system of mounting transducers under water on the sluice doors and control them through a programmable logic controller (PLC), in a large, air-conditioned control unit. Unfortunately, our[…]
Delta-sistems’ outlook on ship’s technology can be summarized in two words: no frills. Our present electronics design reflects that outlook. However, having listened to clients carefully ,we are now developing some extras, that will be offered as an option. These are a CANBUS connection; for system monitoring in the chief engineers quarters and a PLC[…]