New steps in sustainability for Royal IHC

Eco Friendly and Sustainable Antifouling Solutions

We are pleased to announce the installation of the Ultrasonic Antifouling system on two IHC Easydredge®2700 vessels.

Royal IHC is an innovation leader within the maritime industry. Their mission is to create an industry that is more efficient and sustainable. The Ultrasonic Antifouling systems installed to protect the box coolers on two IHC Easydredge®2700 vessels contributes to their admirable mission. At LSC we believe collaboration is the only way we can build a more environmentally friendly maritime industry.

The image above shows four of the six transducers installed to protect these box coolers. The transducers are installed onto the lid of the cooler. However, some cooler lids do not have enough space for the transducers. To solve this problem pipe adapters are used to ensure proper transmission of sound waves into the structure. The transversal sound waves carry through the metal structure all the way down to the pipes of the box coolers. Microscopic gas implosions prevent the first layer of marine growth from attaching to the surface while causing no damage or metal fatigue to the pipes.

IMO emission targets aim to drastically reduce total annual greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping. The emissions made from the Ultrasonic Antifouling system are only from the required power of 3.6 Watt per transducer. Replacing copper anodes with the Ultrasonic Antifouling system also reduces emissions further down the supply chain. No replacement of copper anodes every two to five years reduces demand for copper mining and all the pollution that comes with it. With proper maintenance the Ultrasonic Antifouling system has a lifespan of 10+ years making it the sustainable choice.

We are proud to contribute to a more efficient and sustainable maritime industry together with Royal IHC.