Ultrasonic Anti-Fouling System

Fouling / Biological Growth

In the maritime sector, the occurrence of biological pollution causes serious disruptions, extensive maintenance and ultimately enormous costs.
Costs are related to damage, increased fuel consumption (up to 30%!) and risks of overheated engines and generators. Moreover, this can result in dangerous situations when used in harsh conditions.

Ultrasonic Anti-Fouling Systems have been in the market for several years now. There is a clear relationship between Ultrasound and the killing of one-cellulair organisms. 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, clearly the 23 kHz being the most important. Obviously, this is highly dependent on what type of bacteria we are dealing with and that is also strongly varying per region and water temperature.

Ultrasonic Anti-Fouling with Sonihull

The principle of the ultrasonic system is decades old and finds its application in, for example, the medical world to kill certain cells (micro-organisms).
In addition, the American navy discovered that their submarines had biological fouling on the ship’s hulls, but not in the area close to the sonar installation.
This phenomenon was thoroughly investigated and it became clear that there is an interesting relationship between ultrasonic sound waves and unicellular bacteria.

In the maritime sector, the occurrence of biological pollution causes serious disruptions, extensive maintenance and ultimately enormous costs.
Costs are related to damage, increased fuel consumption (up to 30%!) and risks of overheated engines and generators. Moreover, this can result in dangerous situations when used in harsh conditions.

Ultrasonic Anti-Fouling systems already installed by Sonihull
More than 30.000 installations worldwide

Sonihull

Sonihull, the world's leading anti-fouling specialist

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Is Ultrasonic applicable to combat marine fouling?

The answer is YES! There are already an incredible number of demonstrable projects and situations in which the installation of the Ultrasonic Anti-Fouling has resulted in a significant reduction of fouling to complete prevention of fouling. A handful of examples are listed on our website (www.LSCare.nl), under the ‘References’ section. But there are many more success stories that strongly confirm that Ultrasonic is indeed a serious solution to this major problem in the maritime sector, among others.

What are the problems/issues/shortcomings?
Unfortunately, there has been a lot of experiments in the market with Ultrasound which has resulted in skepticism and some form of negativity about Ultrasound. Some common situations that contributed to this tenor:

Less maintenance because of our unique system

Ultrasonic Anti-Fouling

It is an easy to install system, works very effectively and efficiently against biofilm, algae growth and is environmentally friendly, sustainable and maintenance-free.

The 4 golden Ultrasonic Anti-Fouling rules!

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