The Soni8 is the latest addition to NRG Marine’s Sonihull range of ultrasonic anti-fouling technology. Sonihull's fit-and-forget systems prevent marine organisms from colonizing solid surfaces that are exposed to raw seawater.
With eight independent and programmable outputs, Soni8 can protect every part of your vessel or structure from marine fouling with no through hulls. Unlike biocidal coatings and impressed-current systems, Soni8 is low cost and low maintenance, with zero poisonous environmental impacts. With one panel and eight transducers, Soni8 has all of your equipment covered.
Sonihull systems produce multiple bursts of ultrasonic energy in a range of targeted pulse frequencies. These pulses are transmitted through the material that the transducer is attached to. The ultrasound produces a pattern of alternating positive and negative pressure on the surface of the material. Microscopic bubbles are created during the negative cycle and are imploded during the positive cycle. This microscopic agitation has a cleansing effect which destroys surface algae.
Disrupting this first link in the food chain keeps the surface clean and makes it a much less inviting habitat for larger organisms that feed on the algae. The microscopic movement of water also prevents barnacle and mussel larvae from embedding on the surface.
Sea-chests, Tanks, Keel-coolers, Box-coolers, Pipework, Intakes, Valves
Hulls, Structures, Shafts, Propellers, Water-jets, Stern Drives, Steering Gear
Placement of the Sonihull transducers is extremely important, the better the placement the better the results. Check out our transducer placement diagram to see where to place the transducers, or talk to one of our experts.
The Soni8 is very easy to install as there are no through hulls. Read our installation instructions for complete step by step guide on how to install a Soni8 system.
Not sure if the Soni8 is the correct system for your boat? Contact us and speak to one of our experts.
No poisonous environmental impact from biocides or metallic compounds. Zero interference with SONAR arrays or black box recovery equipment.
No expensive anodes to replace, no specialist fittings, dry docking or current isolation required.
Suppresses Diesel bug in stored fuel and keeps potable water fresher for longer.
Soni8 effectively opens the market for large installations, where multiple surfaces and equipment can now be protected by one unit.
Operators can select different resonance algorithms for each ultrasonic transducer to suit the different materials or structures being protected.
A potential network of 256 independently controlled and centrally managed transducers, ideal for large installations or multiple areas of protection.
Transducers are impedance matched, enabling cable lengths to be extended to 80 meters with no loss in performance. This makes Soni8 suitable for modular pre-fabricated constructions.
Full RS232 / RS422 & SCADA communication interface for wired/wireless remote control with critical path fault monitoring.
|Power Supply Approvals||UL and CE|
|Voltage||110 - 240v AC, 22-30v DC|
|Transducer Cable Length||24.6' (extendable up to 262.4')|
|Weight||10.6 lbs. (Control Box)
2.2 lbs. (Per Transducer)
28.2 lbs. (Total Weight)
|Dimensions||13.3" X 17" X 4.7" (Control Box)
Ø 3.7" X 3" (Transducer & Mounting Ring)
Here's what's included with the Soni8 system.