Hull cleaning using Brush-Kart system

One of the main problems what ship owners are faced to is biochemical corrosion – fouling of the ship hull with different algae and other marine organisms. The ship hull gradual fouling leads to negative affect:

  • the ship speed loss can be up to 30%;
  • the fuel consumption is on the increase for 20-25% because of the ship hull fouling and for 5-8% because of the fouling the ship propeller. So the fuel consumption can be on the increase up to 25-33% and more in total.

Brush-Kart system for underwater hull cleaning

One of the most popular methods of solving the problem is underwater hull of the ship cleaning by qualified divers with use of special equipment when the ship is in a roadstead. The most effective here is using Brush-Kart equipment – hydraulic equipment for underwater hull cleaning and propeller polishing.

Brush-Kart system for underwater hull cleaning

Features of our Brush-Kart system

The Brush-Kart system is a 170 kg cleaning machine what consists of the following:

  • ecological motor;
  • two pumps;
  • air compressor;
  • oil tank;
  • davit for lowering and lifting the triple head installation;
  • propeller polishing installation;
  • high and low pressure hoses.

The Brush-Kart system with triple head installation cleans up to 1500-2000 m2/h in stripes of 1.25 m width and up to 12 m depth. Thereunto the system has a special installation for propeller polishing what consists of the brush for propeller blades polishing.

The outstanding detail of Brush-Kart system is the brushes construction what lets operating with different hull structures considering corners. Thereunto the cleaning machine has automotive system and special rubbers for absorbing shocks during operation.

Unerwater hull cleaning using Brush-Kart system

We supply Brush-Kart systems in Ukraine

Diving Marine Service Ltd. uses the latest Brush-Kart system for the hull cleaning and the propeller polishing what lets satisfying the objectives for the short term and with high quality. Our Company deals not only with underwater hulls of ships cleaning in a roadstead but we are the representatives of Piccard Divers Company ( in Ukraine. The Company is a manufacturer of Brush-Kart cleaning system. Regarding all questions of interest you can contact us at our Site.

FAQ to the topic: “Hull cleaning using Brush-Kart system”

What is the Brush-Kart system?

The Brush-Kart system is a hydraulic equipment for cleaning the hull underwater.

There are various configurations of Brush-Kart systems and accordingly their various performance. The choice of equipment depends on the expected volumes and complexity of work. LLC Diving Marine Service works with Piccard Divers equipment and it is its only representative in Ukraine.

What are the advantages of the Brush-Kart system for underwater cleaning of a ship?

All vessels are the subject to biochemical corrosion – fouling of the hull bottom by algae and other marine organisms. Brush-Kart systems allow quickly dealing with this problem.

Their main advantage is the ability to eliminate fouling on the roads which is ten times cheaper than docking a ship. In addition, machine brushes are more gentle on the hull and propellers of the vessel. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about damage to the ship after cleaning.

For diving companies, Brush-Kart systems are indispensable because they allow you quickly cleaning the hull and propellers of the vessel without use of additional physical force.

Where the Brush-Kart system for cleaning a ship underwater can be ordered?

There are various manufacturers of Brush-Kart systems. Each model has its own specifications and is used for a certain type of work. However, they all work on the same principle.

Our diving company collaborates with a manufacturer from Greece – Piccard Divers. The company has been operating in the country market since 1973 and it has been selling its Brush-Kart systems since 2007. Piccard Divers equipment is used worldwide. You can order the Brush-Kart system through our company as we are the only representatives of the manufacturer in the country.