Enhancing a vessels’ performance is the main reason for carrying out regular underwater hull cleaning. Increased drag caused by the build up of marine fouling has a detrimental effect on a vessels’ hydrodynamic performance and increases fuel consumption. Hard or Shell fouling the likes of tubeworms or barnacles can cause noise, turbulence and cavitation. Speed logs, sonars and other hull mounted sensors can also be affected by this build up of fouling.
PICCARD Brush Carts
The PICCARD brush carts’ pressure can be adjusted to clean mild or more prolific fouling and hence able to remove fouling without damaging the paint coating. The PICARD brush cart brings a choice of cleaning heads which can be used depending on the density and type of fouling. Additionally and with the help of HYDRAULIC POWERED TWIN HEAD CLEANING UNITS our divers are able to access clean all areas of the hull including turn of bilges, stern tubes and bulbous bows. Find our PICCARD-Brushkart-Spec-Sheet here.