Ultrasonic boat antifouling technology functions by generating and releasing several bursts of ultrasonic sound waves of multiple frequencies simultaneously. This generates a flow of alternating positive and negative pressure. The negative pressure then generates microscopis bubbles, while the positive pressure deflates the bubbles due to cavitation.
Cavitation effect destroys the cells of microorganisms and stops them from adhering to the underwater part on the hull. Microorganisms and bioﬁlm are food for algae and seashells that adhere to the hull and underwater parts of a boat, such as rudder, propeller… Ultrasonic antifouling is environmentally friendly.
Ultrasound is mainly used in industry, medicine, for cleaning purposes. Our device works on the principle of converting electrical energy into mechanical energy through a transducer. The transducer transmits ultrasonic vibrations that resonate through the hull, ruder or propeller of the boat and thus prevents the formation of bioﬁlm.
Smart Modular 2-6 allows us, to select any number of transducers that can be controlled via one control unit. Easy to upgrade the system. Up to ... X Transducers (see the technology)
Ultrasonic boat antifouling is one of the most advanced solutions for one of the oldest and most common problems that plague watercraft. By nature, water-borne organisms such as bacteria, slime, and algae are constantly attracted to the part of your boat or yacht that’s under water. The buildup only increases over time. Initially, the fouling deposits might not cause any alarming effects like an unsightly presence of tubeworm, sea squirts, barnacles, and other macrofouling organisms around the hall. However, it doesn’t need to build up until it becomes a large eye sore before it causes damages and gets to deserve some attention. Fouling is a problem that requires proper regular attention, and an ultrasonic antifouling kit helps you give fouling the proper attention passively.
An ultrasonic antifouling system takes out the grunt work involved in regular fouling treatment. An ultrasonic fouling kit for boats allows you to harness water pressure to keep fouling at bay on auto-pilot.
Fouling is an inevitable cross that boaters must bear, but ultrasonic antifouling systems for boats help boaters do the heavy lifting. Once fouling deposits build up to a significant amount, they begin to produce negative impacts on your boat’s performance and fuel efficiency. That’s because once these marine algae develop to a certain critical mass, they can significantly hamper your hull’s performance. It’s even worse on planing powerboats. Even a slight buildup can increase fuel consumption by 30% and scrape off five knots from a boat’s top speed, while heavy deposits can completely diminish the boat’s planning capacity. However, ultrasonic boat anti-fouling dislodges fouling deposit before they ever get to develop significantly. Hence, sonic antifouling directly contributes to the maintenance of optimal mileage.