Permanent biofouling protection for marine instruments; can be applied retrospectively or to new equipment exclusively by RS Aqua in the UK.
- Non-toxic and safe
- Reduce downtimes caused by biofouling
- Visually & acoustically transparent
ClearSignal® is a passive non-toxic polymer that acts as a biofouling inhibitor and foul release coating. It uses advanced material technologies to achieve its non-stick properties and performance. The permanent coating is designed to last the life time of the platform or instrument that it is protecting. Unlike traditional antifouling systems which rely on active biocides and whose effectiveness degrades with time, ClearSignal biofouling protection remains 100% effective with no diminishing performance.
ClearSignal was originally developed for the offshore seismic exploration industry with later adaptation for the larger oceanographic user community. The system is applied in a controlled facility using state-of-the-art industrial coating processes. The intended substrate and instrument type are significant engineering design components of the ClearSignal system. The product formulation is also adjusted for the particular marine application.
“To analyse the acoustic impact of ClearSignal, multiple tests were performed on an HPT 7000 unit, before and after coating with the polymer. These tests included transmission at various frequencies and receipt at various frequencies positioning and noise. They concluded that there was very little acoustic impact resulting from the ClearSignal coating.” – Sonardyne
“ClearSignal has been used on the fleet of Spray Gliders for the past three years. The institute reports excellent biofouling protection and coating durability.” – Teledyne RESON