With our NDV Ultrasonic devices positioned inside the hull of your ship, mussel and smallpox growth become a thing of the past.
For more than a decade we’ve embedded research to understand the reactions and use of liquids, starting from the root cause of our problems. This root cause is the biofilm. We have unravelled this micro-organism and incorporated the findings into our product as a craft. The most averting problems are listed here.
The growth of algae and barnacles on the underwater ship creates friction that slows down a ship. The sea fouling commences from forming its roots in the biofilm. After every season, cleaning with high pressure and chemicals is required. Afterwards, a new primer and antifouling is required during each maintenance procedure.
Barnacles attach to the hull due to the presence of biofilm which is the food source of these harmful organisms. They can create holes in the hull of a ship and make costly damages.
After each season, a boat must come out of the water to clean from algae, barnacles, and mussels. Usually, they use hydrochloric acid and sanding machines which also destroys the antifouling and primer. Therefore, a new primer and antifouling needs to be reapplied every year.
The ship’s propellers may be affected by fouling from algae, mussels and smallpox. This causes a loss of speed and high maintenance procedure.
The filters and tanks of drinking water and fuel can become clogged with bacteria, limescale, and corrosion. This results in a lower flow rate and higher energy use which affects the lifespan of the system.
Tanks and water lines on board can develop bacterial buildup. Various water pipes and water tanks can also contaminate by all kinds of bacterial accumulations. Legionella is a common problem on offshore marine. It can cause serious illnesses of personnel and a growth of overhead costs.
Algae, mussels and smallpox can attach themselves to the ship’s box cooler. To clean and maintain the coolers, the ship has to go ashore and requires heavy maintenance procedures; often with dangerous chemicals. This doesn’t only requires long cleaning services but is also very expensive after all. Additionally, the fouling will reappear constantly since its food source isn’t eliminated.
NDV Ultrasonic develops custom-made, high frequency, ultrasonic transducers for ships. The devices are glued to the inside of the hull, below the waterline, and combat biofilm in fuel tanks, water tanks, pipes and any other water system to keep them bacteria and lime-free. What’s more, they also eliminate mussel, shell, algae and smallpox growth.
We adapt our products to the conditions and structure of the intended location, making sure they perform flawlessly.
No algae, shells, mussels or smallpox growth on ships; with less bacteria, limescale and algae in coolers, filters or on the hull.
Smoother hull, thus less fuel consumption; and no loss of speed throughout the season.
No bacteria in fuel and water tanks; creating safety for the crew and the ship.
Keep your antifouling for up to 5 years; and extend the lifespan of all filters and pump systems by 80%.
NDV Ultrasonic devices require a specific glue that is included in every order. This glue allows the vibrations to pass through. You can easily install the device yourself. If you choose to do so, we will check and approve the installation.