NEW CONTRACTS FOR MARINE SUPPLIES INTERNATIONAL
New Contracts for Marine Supplies International. Marine Supplies (International) Ltd have had a busy start to 2019 with the new contracts to supply Sonihull anti fouling systems and with the appointment of a new sales agent in Fife, Scotland.
Chris Ryan of Selkie Marine was announced as the new Sales Agent based in Fife. Chris who runs his own marine company has been in the industry for over 20 years, and is now the 8th Sales Agent operating under the Marine Supplies (international) Ltd banner.
New contracts include the supply to Atlantic Offshore vessel Osprey with 2 x Sonihull8 and 2 x Sonihull Duo Anti Fouling Systems to protect the 10 sea chests and box coolers which will be carried out at Orskov Ship in Frederikshvan Denmark this week.
Also the company secured a new contract to supply Marine Craft Services (Largs) vessel Swath-1 with 4 x Sonihull Duo Anti Fouling Systems to protect the 2 sea chests and raw water pipes.
Sonihull anti fouling systems use an ultrasonic system using the latest digital electronics and ultrasonic transducer technology. It works by emitting multiple bursts of ultrasonic sound waves simultaneously in multiple frequencies, creating a pattern of alternating positive and negative pressure.
Microscopic bubbles are created from the negative pressure, while the positive pressure implodes them forming vapour cavities known as cavitation.
The result of the implosion is a micro jet action that creates a cleaning effect on the hulls surface below the waterline. It also resonates and destroys single cell organisms such as algae. Removing the initial link in the food chain prevents barnacles and other marine life to feed on the algae.
Bio fouling is a problem that many vessels at sea have been facing for hundreds of years. Marine growth such as barnacles and mussels can cause many problems such as; reduced speed due to extra drag, increased fuel consumption and propeller cavitation. All this can cause damage to the propellers and can result in expensive annual haul outs and repainting costs.
After carrying out many studies, ultrasonic waves not shown any danger to the environment or marine life