The most reliable tool in hull cleaning

The Piccard BRUSH-KARTTM remains the leader in underwater hull cleaning worldwide since 1972 due to its initial concept and advantages below:

 

Speed:

The cleaning capacity goes up to 3,600 m2/h in stripes of 1.25m at a speed of 30-40 m. per minute, depending on the fouling. This means that a loaded 270,000 DWT ULCC can be cleaned in 20 hours (if two Karts are used, this time is reduced in 11 hours).

Effectiveness:

The Piccard BRUSH-KARTTM adheres to the vessel’s hull with a suction force exceeding 600 kg. The brushes clamp tightly on the hull for thorough and effective cleaning action while the brush bristles remain vertical, ensuring penetration without scratching the paint coat. No other machine can clean the hull surface as smoothly and effectively, from soft fouling to hard barnales.

Ease of use:  

It is operated by only one diver who simply mounts the BRUSH-KARTTM on the hull and directs it with the steering wheel and the speed control valve. There is no maneuvering or re-positioning as the BRUSH-KARTTM , it turns easily around, maximizing results with the minimum diver effort. The diver can immediately check on the cleaning process even in waters with poor visibility.

Reliability and Durability:

It is a simple hydraulic system put together in a rugged construction frame, which ensures reliable operation with the minimum maintenance, thus outliving all known equipment of its kind.

 

BRUSH-KARTTM specifications

  • Weight: approximately 170 kg (neutral buoyancy, in-water)
  • Suction force: 600 kg
  • Stripes of 1.25m (able to move along the hull curvatures)
  • Speed: up to 40 m/min. (adjusted from a valve by the diver)
  • Brush rotation: 1,000 R.P.M.
  • Cleaning capacity: up to 3,600m2/h
  • All rotating parts are constantly oiled and mechanical parts are waterproof sealed by virtue of its system.

 

The Piccard BRUSH-KARTTM equipment is a unique investment. It can yield extremely high returns in only few hours. Even if one vessel is cleaned per month, the equipment pays itself off in a few months. Check table below for current prevailing rates.

 
The Piccard BRUSH-KART™ is a great investment for medium and large ports.