Coventry, U.K., headquartered NRG Marine Limited records that its Sonihull ultrasonic anti-fouling system, has actually simply been accredited to be in conformity with the EU’s 94/9/EC ATEX regulation, the policy covering devices planned for usage in eruptive environments.
NRG Marine states that, with this authorization, Sonihull comes to be the initial ultrasonic anti-fouling system to be granted ATEX qualification, making it a perfect option for LNG service providers, oil well, FPSOs, as well as various other petrochemical applications requiring biocide-free anti-fouling options in dangerous locations.
“Sonihull is ideal for protecting the raw seawater [RSW] cooling-systems on LNG vaporizers,” clarifies Dominic Findlow, Technical Director of NRGMarine Limited “Our transducers can be fitted in-situ to the dry side of the RSW handling equipment and pipework without the drilling or welding associated with impressed-current or dosing systems. Once installed, there’s no regular maintenance to replace costly anodes.”
Sonihull’s ultrasound transducers have actually been accepted for usage in Zone 0 as well as the control box has actually been accredited for usage in Zone 1 as well as Zone 2 applications, if being suited a different cupboard.
The system is likewise very easy to set up, as the ultrasound transducers are adhered to the dry-side of the RSW handling devices or pipework. This eliminates the requirement for any type of exploration or welding, as well as the need for additional category studies, pressure-testing as well as documents.
NRG Marine Limited states that, with easy setup as well as no anodes to change, a Sonihull system can decrease resources as well as MRO prices by approximately 95% contrasted to comparable impressed-current anti-fouling systems.