Propeller Shaft Grounding

A solution to protect your vessel against spark erosion. Three question answered by Account Manager Steven Tolhoek

WHAT IS IT
The Propeller Shaft Grounding (PSG) system is installed on propeller shafts
to insure a path of low resistance.

WHY DO YOU NEED IT
To protect shaft and gearbox bearings from spark erosion created
by the difference in potential caused by cathodic protection systems.

WHY CORROSION?
We offer high silver composition brushes and include the PSG system within the Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) system alarm and log features, which means the functioning can be closely monitored.

Read more and download our Propeller Shaft Grounding brochure here

Remote management

A solution to the offshore accessibility problem with SCADA for ICCP systems. Three question answered by our Service Manager Erik Sikkel.
WHAT IS IT?
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) is a system of software and hardware elements that makes it possible to monitor and control the functionality of processes at remote locations.

WHY DO YOU NEED IT?
SCADA systems represent a highly effective solution for a range of industrial organizations as they maintain remote control and therefore the efficiency of systems, enable the processing of data for smarter decisions. And it communicates system issues to help mitigate downtime as the ICCP systems are located offshore and are difficult to visit.

WHY CORROSION?
SCADA is an essential part of ICCP systems for Offshore projects, and is specifically designed and set up according to your project’s individual design specifications.

Read more and download our new SCADA for ICCP Systems brochure here

UV-C Cooler – How Does It Work

 

We’re excited to introduce the first of a series of new and improved animation videos showing how our products work. Something that is not always obvious because both the operation and placement of our product often takes place below the water surface.

To meet the global demand for more sustainable solutions in the maritime sector, CORROSION’s UV-C Cooling systems offer an environmentally friendly solution for the effective cooling of engines. Without the right form of protection, these coolers soon become  overgrown by marine growth, which reduces the cooling capacity of vessels’ engines.

The UVC- Coolers combine the benefits of pillow-plate-coolers with the power of UV-C lights to prevent fouling, enabling engines to function at optimum levels. CORROSION’s UV-C lighting is based on Philips’ patented IP technology. It contains energy that damages the cell structure of marine growth at the earliest stages. It only affects water flowing through the sea-chest, not damaging other organisms or leaving waste behind.

The UV-C cooler can be used for both retrofit and new building, as the cooler is custom designed to meet any specification. UV-C lights protect the Pillow Plate Coolers even during idle- AND lay-up time. A further key benefit of UV-C coolers is that the maintenance replacement process is low. UV-C lights can be replaced within just 20 minutes or less from the inside of the vessel, without even dry-docking.

Protection in the Toughest Spots

‘Providing Protection in the Toughest Spots’ is the title of an article on CORROSION recently published in Inside Marine magazine. A profile about our company and services written by Andy Probert of Inside Marine. For this story Andy spoke with CCO Bart Wessels and Sales Manager and UV-C specialist Henk van der Lip. We think it provides an interesting and representative insight of the new technologies and sustainable innovations we are working on.

New Technologies 
‘Consistent development led the company and its partners to create a non-chemical alternative anti-fouling method utilizing UV-C light for the marine sector. CORROSION’s Sales Manager and UV-C specialist Henk van der Lip explained the company had combined two existing technologies – UV-C light, a superb technology to prevent fouling, and pillow plate technology which provides high-efficient cooling –to create tailor-made UV-C box coolers.

UV-C technology provides complete environmental box cooler fouling protection, even with stagnant water in the box cooler sea chest. The UV-C uses underlying technology based on Philips IP to eliminate fouling growth. UV-C coolers can be used for both retrofit and new builds. For retrofits, the UV-C cooler is designed to be backwards compatible with the existing box cooler. On new builds, the cooler is custom-designed. “It is a proud moment for us to develop a ground-breaking system as a marine growth protection mechanism. The innovation is unlike anything on the market and fits today’s needs for sustainable solutions,” commented Mr van der Lip.’

Read the complete article here:
Editorial – Inside Marine – PDF

New old partnership

We are pleased to announce that we are also setting foot in South Korea to conquer the offshore wind market with our sustainable anti-corrosion solution.

In South Korea we enter into a partnership with well-known partner; HAEDONG METAL CO. LTD. They have been our agent in the maritime market for more than ten years. They are now going to expand their territory into the Offshore Wind market. We are very pleased that HAEDONG will now also represent our sustainable alternative to traditional protection.

The South Korean Offshore Wind market is young and eager to learn. The Korean market is open to the knowledge and experiences from Europe in the field of Offshore Wind. HAEDONG’s experience in cathodic protection is second to none. Combined with CORROSION’s expertise and our global manufacturing locations, we believe this will give us the strongest possible construction to serve the South Korean market.

Protecting Poland

We are proud to announce a new international partnership to further expand our reach and sustainable journey in the Offshore Wind and Maritime market. This time we set foot in Poland where we entered into a partnership with the men from CO-MADE. “Due to the enormous potential and developments in Offshore Wind in the Baltic States and the existing maritime repair possibilities for ships, CORROSION has decided to also collaborate with this local specialist in Poland,” says Manager Offshore Wind Niels Ros.

“The Polish offshore wind market promises enormous growth in the coming years, says Bogusz Pniewski of CO-MADE. “In 2030, a supply of 5.9 GW of green energy is expected. That calls for collaboration with experienced partners who ensure environmentally friendly technologies.”

“CO-MADE has many years of experience in project management and is very active in the offshore wind industry,” said Niels. “With the reinforcement of CO-MADE, we expect to give a boost to our sustainable ICCP system in Poland to protect foundations against corrosion. In addition, our new sustainable anti-fouling solution, the UV-C Cooler, fits perfectly into the Baltic retrofit market. Major ship owners have found the way to CORROSION to replace their existing fleet with the UV-C Cooler. We consider Poland to be a very strategic point for this product as well.”

“As forerunners in the renewable energy sector in Poland, we are creating business connections for the offshore wind and marine market,” said Bogusz. “Our team provides business matching, project management and other support to ensure quality levels within the required delivery schedule. We are very pleased to support CORROSION’s activities in Poland. The combination of CO-MADE’s knowledge of the Polish market and CORROSION’s experience as market leaders in sustainable protection against fouling and corrosion should be a successful combination.” “Successful together” and “Steel going strong” have a new meaning.”

Let’s make wind truly sustainable

Our resolution for the new year remains unchanged: let’s make wind truly sustainable. Few people realize that many wind farms above water are much more environmentally friendly than below. Like all metal structures in marine environments, wind turbine foundations are susceptible to corrosion.

There is still so much to gain that we continue to spread this message and make people aware of the huge difference in pollution between the traditional protection of foundations against corrosion and a 21st century sustainable solution such as ICCP. Not to mention the difference in footprint that both applications leave behind. In addition, the operating costs are ultimately even lower than with the traditional method.

By helping the industry embrace sustainable solutions we believe can make wind turbines as clean and sustainable as the energy they produce.

Our CCO Bart Wessels is so convinced of this mission and the solution we have for it, that he himself takes the floor in this video to tell you exactly what the difference is, what the consequences are and what we can do for you.

Watch the video here

Offshore Wind UK

Time for a proper introduction of our new agent Patrick Rabindran CEng from MCPL and the UK offshore wind market. Patrick is a specialist in cathodic protection and will represent us in the UK with offshore wind.
Manager Offshore Wind Niels Ros: ‘The English market is mature but eager to learn. The basis comes from the well-known oil and gas sector and has developed over the years into a real sector of its own. The knowledge and experience available in the UK is unprecedented. But despite years of experience, the UK is open to new developments.
Take, for example, the ICCP system, which surprisingly for many is relatively young, new and unknown. Traditionally, standard sacrificial anodes were used. Now that sustainability is the desired and unavoidable way to the go, the application of environmentally friendly technology is even more important.
With our new partner we contribute to this development and technology. In addition, Patrick brings years of experience in the field of cathodic protection. We as CORROSION cannot offer the English market a better combination.’

New agent Malaysia

We are excited to introduce a new CORROSION agent, expanding our network and service even further. The person behind MSC Maritime Services is no stranger to us. He is our valued colleague and agent of SC Flow Technology in Singapore, Sam Choy. The market in- and around Malaysia is growing and has a lot of potential. We are pleased that Sam will help us serve the market there and that we are even more accessible to our (potential) customers with our products and services.

Sam introducing his new company:

“MSC MARITIME SERVICES is a local sales and service representative for one of the best in the world of valve manufacturer (Ghibson, Italy), Tank Vent Valve (John Gjerde, Norway), Automation System Integrator (LEVEL Group, Norway), ICAF (MGPS) & ICCP system (CORROSION, Netherlands) and our partner SATI (Italy), GPE (USA), Prosave (KOREA).

We offer a full range of instrumentation, advice, repair and services, as well as spare parts for diaphragm pumps. These products support our extensive local (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia) and international customer base, including new construction, upgrades and retrofits in the marine, offshore, oil & gas and general industry.

Our key to success is competitive pricing with high product quality. We also work tirelessly around the clock 24/7 to ensure your needs are met fully and in a timely manner. This commitment to provide the highest quality products and services has earned us many long-term partnerships across industries.”

Press release – CORROSION and ProCon announce new strategic partnership

CORROSION and ProCon today announced a new strategic partnership to enhance their Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) system offering to customers around the world.

By teaming up, CORROSION and ProCon will be able to better serve customers through a larger combined network of local offices to offer local content and local know-how, together with providing more detailed technical information about their ICCP systems.

“CORROSION is delighted to announce that it is partnering with ProCon,” said Niels Ros, Manager Offshore Wind at CORROSION. “We are proud to be the world’s leading provider of ICCP systems for wind turbines, and share ProCon’s focus on sustainability. By teaming up with ProCon, we will be able to draw on one another’s considerable experience and expertise, which will mean even better ICCP solutions and service levels for our many customers.”

“We are excited to be partnering with CORROSION, a company with which we have a long-standing working relationship,” said Thomas Padfield, Head of Brand & Brand Development. “By working closer together, we will be able to offer greater value for our customers in terms of quality, transparency, efficiency, interface minimization and cost competitiveness. What’s more, this partnership will enable us to support larger and more sustainable solutions across the world.”

The partnership builds on a strong joint track record, with CORROSION and ProCon already having worked together on ICCP systems for over 500 wind turbine foundations worldwide.

For more information, please visit CORROSION at Electric City 2021 in Copenhagen [at stands C2-A1 and E D-54 respectively]. Which runs from 23 to 25 November 2021. Alternatively, contact Niels Ros nros@corrosion.nl or Thomas Padfield tsp@procon.as.

 

Notes to editors

The partnership brings together two leaders in their respective fields.

CORROSION is an internationally recognized leader in anti-corrosion and anti-fouling solutions based in Moerkapelle, the Netherlands. In 2007, CORROSION was the first company in the world to utilize Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) technology to protect turbine foundations. It continues to be the market leader, supplying over 3,000 ICCP systems worldwide, helping to protect wind turbines everywhere from Europe to North America and Asia.

ProCon is an international ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO45001 and UN SDG certified company that specializes in providing high-quality electrical and technical solutions to the global renewable industry, both onshore and offshore.