It is known to every boat owner that when a boat is in the water it grows with, for example, algae, shellfish and barnacles. This growth has negative consequences such as an increase in fuel consumption, a decrease in speed and high annual maintenance costs.
There are several ways to combat this fouling, such as underwater paint and traditional antifouling. However, these are often harmful to the environment because of the substances they contain and eventually end up in the water.
Ultrasonic Anti-Fouling Systems have been in the market for several years now. There is a clear relationship between ultrasound and the killing of unicellular bacteria. This has now been scientifically proven. Research has also shown that the frequencies of the Ultrasonic signal between 20 and 60 kHz have the most effect, with 23 kHz being the most important. Obviously, this strongly depends on the type of bacteria we are dealing with, and that also varies greatly per region and water temperature.
Sonihull’s Ultrasonic Anti-Fouling System is a preventive system consisting of a control box and one or more transducers. The transducers are glued to the inside of the ship (e.g. hull) using a 2-component industrial epoxy glue. They emit an ultrasonic signal and use the hull as a sound box. This high-frequency signal will kill the unicellular bacteria (algae) and in this way prevents further growth on the ship. These single-celled bacteria are the breeding ground for other organisms.
It is an easy to install system, works very effectively and efficiently against biofilm, algae growth and is environmentally friendly, sustainable and maintenance-free.
Easy (self) to install system. Very effective against biofilm, pollution, algae growth on ship hulls, in filters, in drinking water systems, on propellers and bow thrusters. Environmentally friendly, durable and maintenance free.
Better hull performance because there’s no fouling. Maintain your speed while sailing and experience better performance and greater maneuverability.
A fouled hull puts the engines under much more load and can use up to 30% more fuel. Certainly an important factor for motor boats.
An Ultrasonic Anti-Fouling system is a one-time investment that pays for itself quickly. You save more fuel and reduce your cleaning and maintencance costs.
Because the Ultrasonic Anti-Fouling system is installed on your boat to prevent fouling, the need to lift the ship out of the water and clean it is drastically reduced, as it does not get fouled. The system requires little to no maintenance.
The system is completely environmentally friendly. No (harmful) substances enter the water and it is also completely harmless to people, animals, fish and marine mammals. In addition, it also helps to prevent the spread of “invasive species”.
Sonihull, the market leader in Ultrasonic Anti-Fouling Systems
Highly effective and efficient against biofilm, fouling, marine growth on: hulls, box coolers (LT/HT), plate coolers, strainers, fresh water generators, propellers, bowthrusters
Highly effective and efficient against biofilm and clogging on liquid carrying surfaces like: pipes, plate heat exchangers, tanks, process water lines
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