Marine bio-fouling is the undesirable accretion of biological organisms such as bacteria, algae, plant and animal colonies on artificial surfaces immersed in sea-water. There are over 4,000 species worldwide, and marine bio-fouling communities that will begin to grow on substrates immediately upon submersion. AQUASIGN offer subsea markers with unique technology that guarantees up to 60 years anti-fouling performance.
Marine growth has huge commercial significance in the industry and can have a number of effects on offshore installations such as obscuration and corrosion of structures and orientation signs.
The original Aquasign® design was created to mimic the natural technology of fish skin, incorporating proprietary oils which bleed to the subsea marker’s surface. The self-renewing oils ensure an extremely slippery surface at all times, thus preventing fouling from occurring and allowing us to offer a 60-year guarantee.
In conjunction with the oil-release system, each Aquasign® underwater label has a hydrophobic surface which makes it extremely difficult for marine organisms to attach and delivers a low surface energy that enhances the anti-fouling properties.
The anti-fouling technology in Aquasign® identification systems is completely unique.
Further information about our anti-fouling underwater technology is available from our Knowledge Hub below where videos and installation guides are available. Our Client Portal features testing reports and technical reports – click here to register for our client portal.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss your project requirements in more detail, contact us and one of our expert team will be happy to help.
Below is a recent article from SOS Magazine, the articles showcases how AQUASIGN subsea markers work to reduce biofouling.