UV Biofouling Control

Remove unpredictability from in-situ sensor performance.

Do you have these concerns?

Sensor Drift

Do your sensors begin to drift within the first couple weeks of deployment due to biofouling?

Sensor Maintenance

Do you lack the time and budget to keep sensors performing well in-situ?

Environmental Impact

Are TBT antifouling methods outlawed in your country due to its toxic impact on the environment?

Insufficient Data Collection

Are you unable to collect enough data before your sensors succumb to biofouling?

Intrusive Antifouling Technologies

Are your sensors' critical surfaces fragile and complex, rendering most antifouling technologies unsuitable?

Bidding Uncertainties

Do you struggle to bid competitively without risking profitability due to unpredictable maintenance requirements?

UV Biofouling Control solves these problems.

UV•Xchange and Cabled UV are the market leaders in antifouling technology. The world's only solution capable of keeping subsea surfaces foul-free for years is backed by five years of successful deployments.

Success Stories

Ocean Networks Canada

UV•Xchange kept sensors performing for 30 months in-situ.

Oregon State University

OSU’s cameras and dissolved oxygen sensors completed a six month deployment without maintenance.

Monitoring the Canadian Arctic

UV antifouling in this extreme environment helped Ocean Networks Canada reduce the cost and complexity of subsea monitoring sites.

Hawaiian undersea Research Laboratory

The first in-situ trial of AML's UV biofouling control technology validated its ability to prevent marine growth.

UV antifouling is unlike:

  • TBT and other toxic chemical dosing methods which are banned in many countries due to their harmful environmental impact;
  • Copper tape and other antifoulant coatings, which are not suitable for complex and fragile sensing surfaces, and have a limited lifespan;
  • Mechanical wipers which are prone to malfunction and fouling themselves, and are unsuitable for sensitive optical lenses and complex geometric surfaces;
  • Chemical pumps which produce acoustic noise that can be picked up by hydrophones;
  • All biofouling control methods on the market, which require direct contact with target surfaces (UV antifouling has protected critical surfaces nearly 50 cm away).

Suitable for any Situation

AML’s UV Biofouling Control is proven to remove both the technical and financial unpredictability brought on by biofouling during in-situ deployments.

  • Sensors
  • ADCPs
  • Camera Lenses
  • Lights
  • Hydrophones
  • Sonar Heads

With hundreds of devices deployed around the world, AML’s UV•Xchange and Cabled UV are the market leaders in biofouling control technologies.

Learn how UV•Xchange or Cabled UV can make a difference for you.

Which model is right for you?

UV•Xchange

Prevent biofouling on sensors installed on X•Series instrumentation.

Cabled UV

Prevent biofouling on other subsea equipment as described above.