ALGAEFREE mod. 300 PRO
Commercial and Recreational boats
Ultrasonic Antifouling United Revolutionary all size of boats and yachts.
Algaefree takes ultrasonic antifouling to a whole new level.
More flexible systems. One control box with 4 outputs so you can build your own systems from 1 to 4 transducer when ever needed. All electronics is build in the transducers so no more interference on other instuments on board!
Say goodbye to weed and barnacles slowing down your boat. Our ultrasonic anti fouling system uses ultrasound technology to keep the hull and all parts of the boat below the waterline clear of weed and barnacles. The savings made in lift outs, hull cleaning and anti fouling paint will often recoup the costs of installation in a single season.
The system is low powered and can be run of mains, or 12/24v DC supplies. Installation is straight forward taking only a couple of hours. However we offer a full installation service if you do not wish to install yourself.
- Affordable initial costs and long term savings.
- Low consumption – typically under 5 watts per transducer.
- Minimal installation – no holes are needed in the hull.
- Can be easily expanded to cover large vessels.
- Active transducers to eliminate interference to other equipment.
- Suitable for glass-fibre, aluminium & steel hulls.
- Power control to gradually reduce transmitted power if battery voltage falls with determined cut off point to protect the battery.
Installation consists of a control box with status LEDs. Size 110 x 110 x 68 mm deep.
There are inputs for 12V ships supply, also the the optional 110 / 230V AC power supply to run from a shore line supply.
If 24V DC operation is required, a suitable 24V to 12V inverter can be supplied.
The system automatically switches over to the vessel’s battery when disconnected from the optional shore supply. If the battery voltage is low, the power is gradually reduced and at a pre-determined point, switched off to protect the battery.
An alternative solar supply can be used instead of the shore supply and should be rated at least 80 watt output according to where the craft is based and the number of transducers installed.
The outputs will drive up to 4 transducers which are connected by our standard RG59A cables. Maximum length of each run should be less than 15 m using RG59A or CT100 specification cables with waterproofed ‘F’ connectors fitted at both ends.
They can be made up on site using standard CT100 satellite cable or supplied ready terminated with gold-plated connectors in the standard lengths of 5 m and 10 m.
The control box is splash-proof and can be installed in the most convenient position in the craft.
BOAT and micro-organisms
Boat and ship hulls come in contact with many micro-organisms when these are being launched. These will, after a short time, cover the hull. First comes the bacteria that creates a biofilm that barnacles and shells like to attach themselves to. This means that the boat/ship will experience more friction between the hull and the water, which in turn increases fuel consumption.
Scientifically proven technology. Ultrasonic control of algae is a documented method. Ultrasonic processing is used in many industries and has long been known to destroy bacteria and algae on a molecular level. This has been tested by many universities and research institutes around the world (including thoroughly tested and proven by the Australian Navy). ALGAEFREE technology brings this ultrasound solution for a reliable, secure, power conscious and very effective system with many years of experience that is required to use the solution effectively for water treatment.
UNWANTED MUSSEL FOULING
Mussels live mainly in algae, that is in sea water and this where the problems begin with the mussels clog systems. This in turn leads to the higher temperatures in the cooling of water. Businesses that use sea water for cooling, have two solutions, chemicals and cleaning. It turns out that the mussels have become so clever that when the chemicals get into the water system they close them out and survive.
The mussels main consumption are microscopic algae, phytoplankton, but they will also be able to make use of other organic particles such as bacteria and detritus. Mussels live by filtering out and eating small, organic particles from the sea. The main feed for the shells is freely floating, microscopic algae, called the plant plankton or algae-plankton. The presence of toxic algal plankton shells will accumulate from these toxins. The amount of toxic algae present, says something about the risk that shells can accumulate algae-toxins, to levels that make them unfit for consumption.
BIOFILM IS THE CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM WITH ALL UNWANTED FOULING
WHAT IS BIOFILM?
Biofilm is a coating of bacteria or microbes, which develop, due to an interaction between the surface and micro-organisms.
Biofilm is an advanced community of micro-organisms (such as bacteria, fungi and viruses) which are wrapped in a self-generated, protective slime. Micro-organisms prefer a life of biofilm. We find biofilms everywhere in nature, where there is moisture and nourishment, indeed on the mucous membranes and other surfaces in the body.
The formation of biofilm occurs in water pipes, water tanks and the like. Usually they consist of relatively harmless micro-organisms, but can also allow contaminants to gain a foothold, grow and develop in these biofilm. Biofilm can thus become a reservoir of infection, both directly and indirectly, i.e. if the water is used in offices for the production of food.
We must develop new strategies to both, prevent unwanted biofilms and to remove the finished-formed bio films. In addition, more knowledge about the ‘anti bio film effect’ of traditional methods, ‘bio-prospecting’ will become be important.
BIOFILM IS THE CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM WITH
Boats up to 10 m – Control box and 1 transducer
The AF101-1 Ultrasonic Marine Anti-Fouling System is suitable for GRP, alumnium and steel hulled boats up to 10 metres in length. Supplied with control box (12v DC supply), single transducer with 10 metres of cable. If the system is to be mains powered a mains/15v power supply is available. 12-24 volt DC-DC converters are also available for boats with 24v systems. We recommend David’s Isopon P38 resin for bonding the transducer to the hull and fitting instructions.
Boats up to 18 meters in length – Control box and 2 transducers
Model DC voltage 12/24
The AF101-2 Ultrasonic Marine Anti-Fouling System is suitable for GRP, alumnium and steel hulled boats up to 18 metres in length. Supplied with control box (12v DC supply), two transducers with 30 metres of cable. If the system is to be mains powered a mains/15v power supply is available. 12-24 volt DC-DC converters are also available for boats with 24v systems. We recommend David’s Isopon P38 resin for bonding the transducer to the hull and fitting instructions.
Boats up to 24 meters in length, the control box and 4 transducers
Model DC12 / 24 volts
The AF101-3 Ultrasonic Marine Anti-Fouling System is suitable for GRP, alumnium and steel hulled boats up to 24 metres in length. Supplied with control box (12v DC supply), three transducers with 50 metres of cable, David’s Isopon P38 resin for bonding the transducer to the hull and fitting instructions. If the system is to be mains powered a mains/15v power supply is available. 12-24 volt DC-DC converters are also available for boats with 24v systems. We recommend David’s Isopon P38 resin for bonding the transducer to the hull and fitting instructions.
Boats up to 32 meters in length, the control box and 4 transducers
Model DC12 / 24 volts
The AF101-4 Ultrasonic Marine Anti-Fouling System is suitable for GRP, alumnium and steel hulled yachts or power boats up to 32 metres in length. Supplied with control box (12v DC supply), four transducers with 70 metres of cable, David’s Isopon P38 resin for bonding the transducer to the hull and fitting instructions. If the system is to be mains powered a mains/15v power supply is available. 12-24 volt DC-DC converters are also available for boats with 24v systems. We recommend David’s Isopon P38 resin for bonding the transducer to the hull and fitting instructions.
Model SINGLE (EXTRA) transducer
Boats up to 10 meters in length, connected to the exiting control box.
Tested and proven for more than 9 years
ALGAEFREE before cleaning the hull was invented four years, and has developed and produced in Belgium. Since 2009 the country has been a boat or 50W unit of any size, large yachts and leisure boats on the market anywhere in the world convincing and proven results. Algaefree ultrasonic frequency used interchangeably with the transmission strength to prevent the growth of algae and barnacles cooling system in your boat, water intake, propeller, rudder, keel, bow thrusters and hull and efficient against all kinds of dirt.
How to run
The ultrasonic sound waves emitted by the hull or structure create microscopic cavitation bubbles environment. These bubbles cause a very unique environment close to the hull or structure, the tiny bubbles burst, split single-cell micro-organisms such as algae sidewall. This cavitation has a cleaning action helps to maintain the benefits of hull cleaning. The initial removal of algae growth inhibition food chain barnacles and other marine life feeds algae, efficiently generating an environment habitable by the algae and barnacles grow further.
Hull, Cooling system, Propeller, Rudder, Keel, Bow thruster and Sterndrive!
Algaefree is a one time low cost investment designed to reduce the number of dry dockings needed over the years. The unit is extremely durable and adaptable so that it can be positioned in any location on your boat where you have the algae problems to ensure the best results. In this way your boats hull remains clean and always looking well maintained and your boat will keep its speed and fuel efficiency year after year! On top of all of this Algaefree is 100% maintenance free!
ALGAEFREE is the complete Antifouling Solution of the future you can install Right Now!
PRODUCT AND USAGE MODELS
The electronics is built into the transducer housing with water proof control box. The transducer is glued on to the bottom of the inside of the boats hull and no drilling is required. ALGAEFREE units are delivered with automatic DC 12/24volt build in switch. Indicator lights for each transducer on the control box ensures each unit is functioning normally. The number of transducers needed depends on the length of the boat as each unit will cover 8 square meters of boat hull. All transducers come with 10 meter cable.
There is no need to dry docking or drilling.
Algaefree is designed for any type of boat or yacht no matter the size and the installation is very simple. The control box is wall mounted and connected to your boats normal power supply and the transducers are glued directly onto the bottom of the inside of the hull. Once the unit is turned on it will start to work and if fouling is already present, this will die within a few weeks and be washed off the bottom of the vessel back to the sea.
1) Shine the surface with sand paper until it is Completely Smooth
2) Clean and rinse the surface until it’s completely clean
3) Glue the transducer direct into cleaned area with David’s Isopon P38 resin for bonding the transducer to the hull and fitting instructions.two and wait until dry
4) Mount the control box
5) Connect to the power (automatic switch) 12/24 volt
6) Check Led Status for the system.
20 BENEFITS AND REASONS TO INSTALL ALGAEFREE
1 A one time investment!
2 Kills existing barnacles and shells over time!
3 Prevent new barnacle and shell growth!
4 Achieve massive cost savings to your maintenance budget year after year!
5 ALGAEFREE is useful wherever there is fouling problems!
6 Installation without dry docking!
7 Consistent travel speeds between dockings!
8 No more fouling problems with the cooling systems!
9 Tested for 4 years with amazing results!
10 Electronics work year after year!
11 Cheapest way to antifouling- ever!
12 Save on downtime year after year!
13 Easy to install!
14 No maintenance!
15 The system is flexible!
16 ALGAEFREE is 100% environmentally friendly!
17 Algaefree will NOT effect other electronics onboard the ship. 18 European quality!
19 NO drilling!
20 IT WORKS!
Uses and Applications
Our Ultrasonic Antifouling technology for the prevention of bio-fouling is applicable to more than just marine hulls. Some uses include but are not limited to;
- Vessel Hulls
- Running Gear
- Stern Drives
- IPS Drives
- Sail Drives
- Cooling systems
- Sea Water Strainers
- Sea Water Piping
- Fresh Water Piping
- Algal Control in;
- Bodies of water
- Storage Tanks
- and more
- Chiller Tower Water Systems
- Fresh and Seawater Pumps
- Heat Exchangers
- and much more.
Please see our website for more tests, photos and testimonials from boat owners and skippers who are using Algaefree already. One of them is Skipper Per Torp and we installed the Algaefree 50w unit on his shrimp trawler in 2011 while his boat was overgrown with barnacles. After 6 weeks his trawler was 90% clean.
For more information, prices and offers, please contact us and we would be happy to assist you further.