Applied Science

At CORROSION we believe it is important to contribute where possible to the education and development of young people. It was therefore a pleasure to welcome the students of the Driestar Collega to CORROSION. The students of class 5 VWO received a presentation about our laboratory and its research activities. They were then given a demonstration on electrochemical testing related to corrosion and cathodic protection.

Maritime Innovation Award Winner 2022

Extremely proud to have won the Maritime Innovation Award last night at the Maritime Awards Gala in de Doelen in Rotterdam! The UV-C cooler was considered by the jury as the maritime innovation of the year 2022. A real team effort and reward for years of research, testing and eventually introducing it to the world

“An innovation that not only solves serious fouling problems on ships, but also without impacting the environment” according to the jury

Memory Lane

It may not be a nice round number, but that doesn’t make it any less special for us and calls for a moment to reflect on. It has been sixteen years since we developed the very first Impressed Current Cathodic Protection system, designed specifically for the offshore wind industry. This environmentally friendly ICCP system protects foundations against corrosion.

A lot has happened since then. We established our own lab and continued to innovate and improve the ICCP technology and further reduce that footprint. In addition, the system now also enables you to monitor and control the entire process from shore via SCADA.
 
We have expanded not only in what we do, but also geographically with successful subsidiaries everywhere from Germany and France to China and Vietnam. In 2021 we established a CORROSION team with local representatives to directly serve the offshore markets in the US and UK.
 
What has not changed is that our products are still manufactured to the highest quality, which is achieved by designing each system to the relevant industry and quality standards. Today, more than 3,100 of our systems are in use and provide sustainable protection around the world, making us the international market leader in protecting offshore wind foundations.
 
With our unique ICCP solution, we will continue to protect wind turbines against corrosion and contribute to making them as clean and sustainable as the energy they produce. Something we hope and believe the entire industry can achieve by embracing new technologies. Let’s make wind truly sustainable!

Nominated – Maritime Innovation Award 2022

We have been nominated for the Maritime Innovation Award 2022 with our UV-C Cooler! Very proud of the recognition by our peers for years of research and hard work. Resulting in this completely Dutch and environmentally friendly anti-fouling solution. CORROSION is one of three finalists. The winner will be announced on November 7 during the Maritime Awards Gala in Rotterdam.

Press Release – CORROSION’s newly designed UV-C Cooler means goodbye to dry docking

Officially launched in July 2022, CORROSION’s newly designed sustainable UV-C Cooler is already proving highly popular with large tugboat manufacturers, dredgers and a host of other maritime customers worldwide. The revolutionary design means shipping companies can now enjoy the benefits of the cooler without having to dry dock, leading to big savings in terms of time and money.

“The launch of our updated UV-C Cooler represents a huge step forward in terms of efficiency,” said Bart Wessels, Chief Commercial Officer at CORROSION. “The new design makes it possible to replace the UV-C lamps from within the vessel by using a double enclosure rather than having to dry dock. The simple process can be undertaken in less than 20 minutes per cooler, making it quicker and more efficient than other anti-fouling solutions in the market.”

The UV-C Cooler’s newly designed coolers feature pillow-plates at an angle. This stimulates the natural convection, maintains hot spots from forming between the plates, and prevents debris and other sediment from settling on the plates.”

“What’s more, by staying clean and free from fouling, engines continue to perform at an optimum level,” added Bart. “Less CO2 is therefore released, meaning CORROSION’S UV-C Coolers are a much more sustainable and environmentally friendly solution than alternative systems.”

The newly designed cooler will be presented at the SMM exhibition in Hamburg for the first time. Interested parties are cordially invited to our stand 125 in hall A1 from September 6-9 in the Hamburg Messe. CORROSION representatives will be happy to provide further information and details regarding this exciting new design at the exhibition or through the contact information given below.

Also find the official press release here

 

SERVE AND PROTECT

CORROSION’s R&D department, RH Marine and research institute TNO are working together on the Guarding the E-Field project. The goal of this project is to better protect the ships of the Royal Netherlands Navy against the threat of sea mines. Bureau Signaturen is the initiator of this project from the Defense Materiel Organization (DMO) – Ministerie van Defensie.

The currents running through an ICCP system produce a signal that can be detected by sensors on modern sea mines. It is therefore important to understand how an ICCP system can be deployed in such a way that the exposure to danger is as small as possible. That is why, in collaboration with TNO, a model facility has been set up at one of our locations to understand this on a small scale. After completion of the scale experiments, new technology will be brought on board the ships of our navy together with RH Marine and with the support of DMO.

We are proud to be part of this project to protect not only the ships, but ultimately their crew and their mission

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.