Marine Growth Prevention Systems

Marine fouling in seawater cooling systems is a threat to the performance of ships and installations. To reduce this risk, MME Group developed the Marine Growth Prevention System (MGPS)

Cathodic Protection Systems

MME Group has extensive experience in the design, production and distribution of both sacrificial anodes and impressed current systems (ICCP).

Marine Growth Prevention System

Marine fouling in seawater cooling systems is a threat to the performance of ships and installations. To reduce this risk, MME Group developed the Marine Growth Prevention System (MGPS), also known as Impressed Current Anti Fouling (ICAF).

The system uses specially alloyed anodes that are connected to a small, digital rectifier. The system provides protection against most types of hard and soft marine growth and requires little maintenance, other than periodical anode replacement. Depending on the type of structure this can be done in dry-dock or afloat.

The benefits of this MME system are:

  • Efficient functioning of the cooling water systems and fire fighting system
  • Easy installation during new building or as retrofit
  • Little maintenance, corrosion reduction and low cost
  • No hazardous materials such as with chemical dosing systems
  • Lower energy consumption than electrochlorination
  • Applicable to open and closed cooling water systems

Make sure you are compliant

The EU Biocidals Products Regulation (EU BPR 528/2012) regulates the use of chemicals used to control organisms (biocidals) within the European Union and its waters. Impressed Current Anti-Fouling systems (ICAF) that make use of copper anodes (incl. replacement anodes) fall under this regulation. Any vessel owner, operator, shipyard (new build and repair/conversion) who purchases equipment or spare parts that fall under the EU BPR from a supplier that is not on the regulation’s Article 95 list, violates EU regulations and risks penalties from the relevant national supervising authority.

Download THIS FACTSHEET about how to comply with these regulations.

Order spare anodes

For spare anodes of your Fouling Prevention System, please download your ICAF/MGPS document for a free quotation, no obligations.

Download spares request form