What is Marine Growth (or) Bio Fouling ?
Marine Growth (or) Fouling problem arises when barnacles, mussels and other lower forms of marine life as larvae enter in the piping system of the ship and settle on the internal surface where they rapidly grow and multiply.
Effects of Fouling:
Antifouling System Description:
The cathode is formed with an insulated steel frame containing copper and aluminum anodes making use of impressed current system basics. The anode/cathode unit is suspended / placed at the pump inlet so that all the water entering the pump must pass the electrode unit. Dosage levels of copper ions are extremely small and measured in micro grams per liter of seawater. Therefore, relatively small quantities of copper are required to provide protection dependent upon the flow rate and life required.Anti-fouling system consists of two parts “the electrode unit and the control panel. The electrode assembly contains mainly copper anodes. Aluminum Anodes are used in combination with copper in some applications. The actual number and size of the anodes is calculated to suit each installation and available space for mounting the electrode unit. The anodes are connected to the constant current rectifier located within a safe area. For variable pump flow, an intelligent logic is utilized in power supply to provide right dosage of ions.
An effective anti-fouling system enhances the efficiency of marine vessels and offshore structures by preventing bio fouling.
Different time of system includes-
Conventional Grid Anti Fouling System
Skid Mounted Anti fouling System
All these systems can be prepared with logics to control automatically the production of ions and dispatch of ions depending on the variation in flow rate. The system is intelligent enough to decide the production from minimum to the maximum designed while the flow is zero to the maximum for the pump.
Our Anti-fouling System is designed for our clients with the following features:
Benefits of Anti-Fouling System: