- Direct, real-time insight in the buildup of biofouling and/or in the efficiency of the anti-fouling dosing regime.
- Designed to mimic real conditions of the service water system (velocities, turbulences).
- Detects a broad range of species, e.g. mussels, oysters, barnacles, hydroids, and tubular worms.
- No power supply required.
- Easy to install and operate.
This industrially-proven monitoring system provides the operator with the capability to identify vulnerable materials on which, and flow rates at which, biofouling may be occurring within the system.
Operation is simple: the monitor is connected as a bypass to a process line (such as the seawater service system) at a critical spot. Plates of different materials (called fouling coupons), selected to represent actual flow and environmental conditions within the larger system, are installed inside the monitor. These coupons are periodically and visually inspected for biofouling settlement.