TECNOSEAL’s ANTIFOULING SYSTEM is designed specifically for the specs of the seawater plumbing to be preserved and can be installed either in the boat’s sea chests or in the strainers.
Accumulation of animal and plant micro and macro organisms - otherwise known as biofouling - on the internal surfaces of strainers, pipes, intakes, valves (in general, everything in contact with seawater), leads to obstructions which, by reducing the lumen of the pipes, may modify the seawater system performance or even lead to the sudden failure of very complex equipment.
TECNOSEAL ANTIFOULING SYSTEMS (called ICAF Impressed Current Antifouling Systems, also known as MGPS, Marine Growth Prevention System) are specifically designed in relation to the seawater circuit features to be preserved and can be installed in the sea chests, in the strainers (structural or after-market) and directly on the pipe bundles.
When in operation, the system dissolves a copper electrode whose ions create a protective film on any metal surface they are carried onto by the water flow.
In dual systems, an additional electrode made in aluminum or steel increases the efficiency of the copper electrode and provides also a protective effect against galvanic currents.
TECNOSEAL offers an extensive range of electrodes and anchoring devices specifically built for all strainer sizes and types.
|Most of the filters can be equipped with an inspectable cover in polycarbonate and for this type of cover Tecnoseal manufactures special supports for installing the electrode.|