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ECOSHIELD® durable, cavitation-damage-proof rudder protection launched
2013-08-26
ECOSHIELD® durable, cavitation-damage-proof rudder protection launched

Until now, the problem of cavitation damage to rudders, causing erosion, pitting and sometimes complete failure, necessitating very expensive repairs or replacement has remained unsolved. The need for repair to rudders, involving welding and resurfacing in drydock has been almost universal. The cost of rudder maintenance and the safety hazards connected with worn and failing rudders are out of proportion to the relatively small surface area involved. Efforts to solve this problem have taken the form of redesigning the rudder, changing its position relative to the propeller, trying various materials including stainless steel, metal facing the surface, cathodic protection and…

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New Book Published by Tahoka Press
2013-07-12
New Book Published by Tahoka Press

Quantification of Pollution Levels in Harbour Sediments – A GeoSpatial Perspective is the result of a preliminary research project commissioned by Hydrex to quantify and map the levels of pollution in sediments around the world, with particular regard to the heavy metals and toxic substances contained in ship hull antifouling paints. The preliminary project is intended to be the precursor of a complete, ongoing inventory of sediment contamination around the world for use by environmental managers and by legislators and regulators responsible for the marine environment, its health and sustainability. The book helps answer the question “Should we continue to use…

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Hydrex Launches New website: www.shiphullperformance.org
2011-03-08
Hydrex Launches New website: www.shiphullperformance.org

 

Antwerp, Belgium, and Tampa, FL, USA – March 8, 2011. A new website, www.shiphullperformance.org, has been launched by Hydrex Group with a view to informing shipowners, ship operators, navies, interested government officials, port authorities, maritime institutions and media, of the latest developments and state of the art in underwater ship hull protection, hull coatings, fouling, antifouling, underwater hull cleaning, hull maintenance, underwater ship repair and all matters related to maintaining the underwater ship hull at optimum performance while protecting the marine environment and reducing GHG emissions. 

Hydrex recently launched a series of White Papers and a quarterly Journal of…

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New Journal of Ship Hull Performance and White Papers launched by Hydrex Group
2011-01-24
New Journal of Ship Hull Performance and White Papers launched by Hydrex Group

Antwerp, Belgium and Tampa, USA – January 25, 2011. A new quarterly Journal of Ship Hull Performance and series of White Papers has been launched by Hydrex Group with a view to informing shipowners, ship operators, navies, interested government officials, port authorities, maritime institutions and media of the latest developments and state of the art in underwater ship hull protection, hull coatings, hull maintenance, underwater ship repair and all matters related to maintaining the underwater hull at optimum performance while protecting the marine environment and reducing GHG emissions.

Hydrex Group, with main offices in Belgium and the USA, has over…

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