Biofouling growth increases the drag on a hull which results in a ship that uses up to 40% more fuel and correspondingly produces 40% more CO2 emissions. The marine industry globally spends billions of dollars in addressing fouling, using a variety of protection methods such as coatings. LG Sonic, a Dutch algae and biofouling control solutions provider, has introduced an Industrial Line which provides a cost-effective and non-invasive solution to improve the maintenance of ships. The system deploys long range ultrasonic waves travelling throughout the steel plates of a ship’s hull in order to prevent and control biofouling. LG Sonic is going to exhibit during the Marine Maintenance Expo, which takes place from 21 June to 23 June 2016 in the RAI, Amsterdam.
Prevent biofouling with ultrasound
The use of continuous ultrasonic sound waves prevents the accumulation of fouling by driving biomolecules away from the hull. With the LG Sonic industrial line ultrasound, the occurrence of cavitation can be disregarded and the anticorrosion layer will be preserved. Ultrasound effectively prevents biofouling without the use of harmful chemicals and without harming the marine ecosystem. It reduces the costs of fuel and the frequent maintenance of vessels in dry-docks in order to remove fouling.
Biofouling solutions shown during Marine Maintenance Expo, Rai Amsterdam
LG Sonic is going to exhibit during the Marine Maintenance Expo 2016 to show its latest technology to prevent and control biofouling with ultrasound in sea chest and hulls. The Marine Maintenance Expo 2016 takes place in the RAI, Amsterdam from 21 June to 23 June, 2016. The Marine Maintenance Expo is an international exhibition of marine maintenance technologies, services and systems together with the latest ship and off-shore rig maintenance concepts and techniques.
Since 1999, LG Sonic has been a leading international manufacturer of algae control and biofouling prevention systems. Our products provide an environmentally friendly solution to effectively control algae in lakes, reservoirs, treatment plants, and other applications. Over the last decade, more than 10,000 LG Sonic® products have been successfully installed in 52 different countries. More information can be found at the LG Sonic website.