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RENOLIT's Films Showcased at METSTRADE

RENOLIT is offering new and innovative alternatives to conventional paintings. Especially the antifouling film RENOLIT DOLPHIN S is setting new standards in the market. Now, the company presents its products at the world’s largest B2B leisure marine equipment show: The METSTRADE in Amsterdam.Against the background of the EU biocide regulations,

Anti-Fouling Film Tested on Fairway Buoys

Buoy no. 45 (painted with a corrosion protection) after three months Photo: RENOLIT Group

The biocide-free anti-fouling film, RENOLIT DOLPHIN S is already well established in in shipping industry. As a biocide-free alternative to anti-fouling paints, this product sets new standards. Further practical trials have now shown that this film could be suitable for other fields of application.In April 2018,

MATCOR by BrandSafway Earns Patent for Linear Anode

Photo: MATCOR

MATCOR, a BrandSafway company, recently earned a design patent for its Iron Gopher, a linear anode designed to prevent corrosion through cathodic protection in horizontal directional drilling (HDD) applications. With a braided stainless steel jacket for linear anode protection during installation and

HullWiper Secures Business at New Australian Base

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HullWiper Ltd’s underwater hull cleaning technology is marking a successful first month of operations at the Port of Townsville, Australia, with initial contracts already secured following its July 2018 launch. HullWiper’s Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) provides affordable and eco-friendly hull cleaning

Performance Metals: Aluminum Protection Equipment

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Whether it's an outboard, sterndrive or entire hull, aluminum needs special precautions to prevent galvanic corrosion, especially when used in salt or brackish water. Performance Metals Products offers a simple explanation of why safeguarding aluminum with aluminum is the wisest choice and what can be done to protect these valuable investments.

AkzoNobel Opens 'Mega-Warehouse'

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AkzoNobel, a global paint and coatings manufacturer, announced the opening of a newly-constructed mega-warehouse in La Porte, Texas. The new facility serves as a hub for all of the company’s Houston-area Marine and Protective Coatings warehouses in one central location.The state-of-the-art warehouse is operated by Palmer Logistics.

New Onboard Hull Cleaning Solution Launched

Photo: HullWiper

HullWiper Ltd’s eco-friendly hull cleaning technology is now available as a flexible onboard solution that allows all types of vessels to clean hull fouling on demand.The onboard version of the diver- and brush-free remotely operated vehicle (ROV) gives vessels on a tight schedule the means to perform

Austal Acquires ElectraWatch

Craig Perciavalle, president of Austal USA

Shipbuilder Austal USA announced today it has acquired privately held ElectraWatch, Inc. in an all cash stock purchase.   Headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., ElectraWatch develops and deploys portable probe devices that help maintain aluminum structures. According to Austal USA, the acquisition

Aalborg's DPM Flow Meter with Multi-Gas Functionality

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Aalborg Instruments’ intelligent digital DPM precision multi-parameter gas flow meter is designed to measure mass flow rates, pressure, and the temperature of clean, non-corrosive process gases.The unit’s user-defined mixture functionality allows the user to create and store up to 20 custom gas mixes with up to five different gases each.

Robot Cleans World’s Largest Crane Vessel

Photo: Fleet Cleaner

This March, a robot called Fleet Cleaner was deployed to clean both floaters of Heerema’s semi-submersible crane vessel Thialf in the Port of Rotterdam.The Fleet Cleaner is equipped with a magnetic system that allows it to attach to vessels for cleaning above and below the waterline. The robot captures