Air Vortex® Process
We employ conditioned turbulent airflow at the inlet of the pipe system and a vacuum collector at the outlet. Aggregate scours the line and cleans it to the substrate. Subsequently, a polymer is injected, lining the entire pipe system evenly. Our process works through bends, connections, and verticals.
Vessels experience severe degradation of pipe systems due to abrasion, erosion, corrosion, and general wear and tear. We offer solutions from years of diverse engineering expertise to restore, preserve, and optimize pipe system lifecycles. Cleaned and lined pipes provide a non-corrosive barrier between the host pipe and medium flowing, significantly reducing friction and energy loss.
Our carbon footprint is a fraction of replacement. Masses of pipe are not wasted. No toxic chemicals are used. There is no manufacturing and logistics of new pipes and no need to dismantle the vessel to get to buried old pipe systems.
Pipe systems fill with debris, corrosion, and barnacles that decrease flow, leading to increased operating costs and wasted energy. Degrading pipe systems create leaks that can cause extensive damage to the environment. Corroded or clogged pipe systems are hazardous. All waste produced during our cleaning process is disposed of through our aggregate recovery unit and filtered through a HEPA filter.
Why AkzoNobel supports Water Revolution
“When AkzoNobel came in touch with Water Revolution Foundation the word ‘sustainability’ came to the table within minutes. I personally remember an intense conversation during the Monaco Yacht Show 2019 that right away built up interest for a constructive partnership.
Being a leading producer of coatings for the yachting industry with well-known brands such as International and Awlgrip, we feel a high degree of responsibility towards the superyacht and boating market. We also bring rich experiences in other industries like automotive and aerospace, as well as technologies ranging from sustainable coatings like powder to high-end automated application processes. Finally, the scope of sustainability is not only the paint in the can but it also includes what the paint can do for processes and systems both in new build and refit yards.
We are therefore extremely enthusiastic to become partner of Water Revolution. This is a great platform to have meaningful discussions with a common objective; making positive progress on sustainability in this industry.
The future is exciting and we are proud of being part of it.”