Box cooler protection

Box cooler fouling Box-coolers are essential for a ship’s functioning. However, when unprotected, they quickly lose their effectiveness due to marine growth. Unprotected box coolers quickly look like this: The pipe bundle of the box-cooler is a very attractive surface for all kinds of marine life: – It has an attractive temperature (normally between 25[…]

Box cooler copper

ICAF   At present the most effective way of protecting box coolers against marine fouling are the Impressed Current Anti Fouling systems (ICAF). We posted earlier that Shipsonic, together with Blokland Non Ferro, is working on an ultrasonic alternative for box cooler anti fouling. The first prototypes of this new system are now being tested.[…]

Hull protection

Anti fouling paint To protect the hull of a ship, normally anti fouling paints are used. These paints are biocides, almost all varieties contain copper and/or zinc.  In the long run, all these harmful substances end up in the environment. Regulation Regulation of anti fouling paint for ship hulls is increasingly under revision. The chemical[…]

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