3D view control unit to power 30 transducers (courtesy GTV)

Protecting floating windmills

Multiple transducers on 1 object   Shipsonic is preparing a project to protect floating windmills against marine fouling. That involves installing a large number of transducers. Our biggest system powers 8 transducers, and our heaviest transducers are 120 Watt. But for this application even that is not enough. We need something bigger.      […]

Measuring signal strength of different transducers locations on a box-cooler

The effectiveness of ultrasonic anti-fouling

Shipsonic™ has invested considerable resources in developing systems with a guaranteed, consistent effectiveness Correct ultrasonic frequency with sufficient energy Our transducers are 50, 100 or 120 Watts. Their frequencies range from 20 to 40 KHz. Each transducer type has its own response frequency. That is the frequency in which the transducer functions optimally. With optimal[…]

Getting access to the sea-chest is complicated and costly

Cost efficiency of ultrasonic anti-fouling systems (UAFS)

  If need be, ultrasonic anti-fouling systems can be installed while the ship is moving in the high seas. It can be installed by the ship’s crew. No special tools or dry docking needed. No moving parts either, so hardly any wear and tear. Hence maintenance free. This makes the ultrasonic solution extremely cost efficient.[…]

Installation video HDS40 on sea-chest HAM 317

Sea-chest installation One of our earlier bigger professional installations was on the HAM317, a trailing suction hopper dredger owned by Van Oord. We installed 4 transducers of 50 Watt each to protect the some sea-chests. In the videos we still show the old installation method, with threaded rings.              […]

Fourth round of testing on OSV Sjoborg

Skansi Skansi is a shipping company very keen on innovation and experimentation. Shipsonic has installed various systems for box cooler protection on 2 of their off-shore vessels, the Saeborg and the Sjoborg. First round of trials We started in 2016 installing a number of HDS (Heavy Duty) systems to protect the sea chests and -indirectly-[…]

First Blokland-Shipsonic box-cooler ultrasonic anti-fouling test system installed

Box-cooler protection Blokland-Shipsonic have installed their first ultrasonic anti-fouling system. The system is developed specifically for the protection of box-coolers. The installation was carried out by a Blokland engineer. The ship where it was installed is the Fides. The Fides is active in the Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp (ARA) region. It is a container vessel owned[…]

Pilot boat Nisr (Kuwait) equipped with Shipsonic ultrasonic anti-fouling system

Big fouling problems The SL Nisr (Smit Lamnalco) operates in the Persian Gulf, known for its relative severe marine fouling. The LS Nisr is not equipped with a box cooler, but has 2 small inlet chambers, protected with a grate, that lead to 2 strainers which strain the seawater before reaching the plate coolers.  […]

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