K.C. Ltd. is the manufacturer of the marine growth preventing system.
The fouling problem arises when barnacles, mussels and other lower forms of marine life as larvae enter pipework systems and settle on the internal surface of pipes where they rapidly grow and multiply.
In the most extreme cases, complete seawater lines can become blocked, affecting the safety and operational capability of the ship. In other instances, the gradual restriction in the flow of seawater through cooling systems can impair engine efficiency, leading to increased fuel usage.
K.C. system is based on the electrolytic principle and consist of copper, aluminium and ferrous anodes which are fed with an impressed electrical current from a control panel.
In operation, the copper anode produces ions which are transported by the seawater and carried into the pipework system and equipment beyond.
In this way, the anti-fouling system gives complete protection to pipework, valves and condensers as well as vital firefighting equipment, refrigeration and air conditioning unit.
If you have any further questions about the antifouling system or inquiries for spares, please don’t hesitate to contact us.