New Tool Compares HullWiper and Traditional Hull Cleaning Methods
Ship owners and operators can now compare fuel cost savings reaped by hull cleaning with GAC EnvironHull’s online fuel savings calculator. A foul-free hull offers the benefits of significantly enhanced fuel efficiency and lower operating costs by reducing resistance in the water.
GAC EnvironHull’s online calculator was developed over the past year in response to market calls for a quick, easy-to-use method of comparing savings achieved through different hull-cleaning techniques at a time when owners and operators are under intense pressure to cut costs.
It also takes into consideration the hidden costs of divers using brushes or other abrasives, which can damage expensive coatings when compared to the fuel saving achieved through traditional cleaning methods and the HullWiper Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). GAC EnvironHull’s environmentally-friendly system also saves up to 30% on costs related to antifouling coatings.
This new tool gives users an easy way to plan their route, calculate and compare savings.
The calculator – here – can be accessed and used by PC, laptop, tablet and smart phone.
HullWiper inventor and GAC EnvironHull’s Technical Director Robert Anderson says: “This new tool gives users an easy way to plan their route, calculate and compare savings. With it, they can make an informed decision about which hull cleaning system to use to optimise their vessel’s performance and profit.”