It’s easy to see barnacles and biofouling on the hull of your boat, but the marine growth in your pipework, hoses, pumps, sea strainers and air conditioners can be even more damaging and harder to remove. This unwanted marine growth clogs pores in strainer baskets and restricts flow through pipework, threatening the performance of seawater-cooled equipment. Blockages caused by this biofouling can result in equipment overheating, high-pressure fault (HPF) alarms, shortened equipment lifespan, and equipment failure at the worst possible time.
Traditionally, the battle against marine growth has relied on acid descaling, a messy practice that involves pumping harsh acids through your boat’s plumbing system, potentially damaging components and releasing harmful chemicals into the environment. Worst of all, acid descaling is only a temporary fix to the never-ending cycle of unwanted marine growth. As soon as you turn on your seawater pump, biofouling resumes.
Fueled by their own frustrations with persistent biofouling and subsequent equipment failure, the founders of ElectroSea set to develop a better way to address the problem.
Enter ElectroStrainer, a proactive defense system that prevents marine growth from forming and offers boaters a smarter, maintenance-free way to enjoy their boating experience.
Meet ElectroStrainer: The End of Biofouling for Boaters
ElectroStrainer prevents biofouling in pipework, seawater lines and the sea strainer before it begins. When seawater enters the ElectroStrainer, it passes through a series of electrified titanium plates and undergoes an electrochemical reaction to generate a safe and super-low level chlorine, about the same amount found in tap water. There are no additives – the reaction uses the sodium chloride (salt) in seawater to generate sodium hypochlorite (chlorine). The precise level of chlorination is just enough to prevent marine growth by creating an environment where these pesky organisms simply can’t live. Your pipes and strainer basket remain free of marine growth, and you’ll never have to descale again. Period!