Zensor currently participates in a pan-European project to improve efficiency and reduce maintenance needs for 'Ocean Energy Devices'. These are installations such as wave and tidal electricity producing units that remain for long time in the see or ocean. The less fouling that builds up on these units, the more efficient they will be in converting the energy present in the tides or waves into electricity. The project aims at developing environmentally benign anti-fouling coatings at the one side and at generating a monitoring solution that allows following in real-time how much fouling is present at the structure. The lower the buildup of fouling also results in reduced maintenance needs and will allow an overall longer and more efficient use of the assets: perfectly matching Zensor's reason of being.
The monitoring part of the project is taken up by Zensor and the following article (in Spanish) published by the Spanish Engineering Associating provides some nice insights into the works done: https://www.ingenieros.es/noticias/ver/ctc-testea-la-fiabilidad-de-unos-sensores-para-monitorizar-la-corrosion-y-el-biofouling/7554