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FAQ: ICAF / MGPS

ICAF anodes, which stands for Impressed Current Anti-fouling systems, also known as MGPS anodes, which stands for Marine Growth Protection Systems, are used to protect against the build-up of a wide variety of biological growth on a surface – from algae to barnacles.

ICAF anodes and MGPS anodes are used to protect every kind of vessel and construction, such as box coolers, seawater inlet systems, submerged pump units and various industrial applications. 

Impressed current anti-fouling systems create a current between copper anodes and integrated steel plate cathodes. As the copper dissolves into the seawater, an environment is created that prevents fouling and protects the structure. The power unit ensures that the copper anodes add precisely the number of copper particles required to the seawater.