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TQC’s Hull Roughness Analyser Nominated

TQC’s Hull Roughness Analyser is nominated for the Corrosion Innovation of the Year Award 2014.

Honoring the most important innovations impacting corrosion control today, the awards showcase progressive technological developments in all aspects of corrosion prevention and mitigation and recognise the innovators who have created revolutionary solutions to combat corrosion and protect vital assets from its damaging effects. Innovations go beyond marginal improvements to current products, services, methods, and techniques.

The highest-rated innovations will receive the awards on 10 March, 2014 at the world’s largest corrosion conference and expo, NACE International’s CORROSION 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.

The TQC Hull Roughness Analyser measures the Average Hull Roughness (AHR) value of sea going vessels. AHR is the ‘mean’ of all the vessel’s hull roughness readings and is the measure against which ship’s performance is correlated.

A high structural roughness leads to a full penalty and increased CO2 emissions. Modern anti-fouling paints reduce the structural hull roughness. TQC’s Hull Roughness Analyser provides data that shows the ‘before and after’ situation. With these data the expected fuel saving can be calculated. The TQC Hull Roughness Gauge provides graphical representations, storage of data and survey reports in Microsoft Excel.