Box coolers are used on many vessel types. The thin piping of the cooler unit is constantly exposed to seawater. Marine growth can quickly reproduce and grow due to the heat given off by the box cooler. Without an effective solution to prevent this bio-fouling, the box cooler and inside surface of the seachest will quickly get covered in algae, mussels, barnacles, etc. This will cause the engine(s) to run at abnormally high temperatures, resulting in unnecessary increased fuel consumption, lower performance and higher wear and tear. Ultimately, this will make failures more likely to occur.
Our MGPS / ICAF systems produce small quantities of copper ions that create an environment in which microorganisms can't adhere to the box cooler's piping and surfaces of the seachest.
Fed up with paying code renewal fees? Our systems have no subscription fees whatsoever. We offer replacement of subscription based systems at very sharp rates. Furthermore, all vessels that have MME Group ICCP and/or ICAF (MGPS) systems are eligible for our free Log Sheet Service. The vessel's chief engineer can fill out the daily system parameters in our digital log sheet (download below). These should be sent to our Cathodic Protection and MGPS division every month for analysis of the data. This free service allows you to detect any deviations before they can cause serious problems.