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2023 IBEX Innovation Award Interview with PowerTech! Propellers


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Mar 22, 2024
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IBEX 365 Information​

Going Natural with Seascour Marine Descaler​

It’s not all that troublesome to make a descaling answer. As you might bear in mind from highschool chemistry, concentrated hydrochloric or nitric acid can dissolve an eggshell (which is made up primarily of calcium carbonate) in minutes. Nevertheless, the calcium carbonate coating in your warmth exchanger can also be the identical stuff that crustaceans and mollusks use to construct their shells. Therein lies the issue. How do you retain your uncooked water methods calcium-free with out introducing dangerous chemical substances into an already acidified ocean? Enter Seascour, the primary and solely USDA-certified natural marine scale remover.

An Natural Descaler?

Like different commercially out there descalers, Seascour is acidic; nevertheless, the acid in Seascour naturally happens in marine crops and animals. In actual fact, it’s USDA BioPreferred licensed at 97% natural. Because of this, its components are authorised by the EPA for disposal within the marine atmosphere. Meaning you possibly can pour it proper off the aspect of your boat on the finish of the day with out being egocentric in the direction of the shellfish (or getting slapped with a advantageous from the EPA).

Some individuals may method an natural descaler the way in which they might a plant-based turkey, which is to say under no circumstances. However Seascour actually does pack a punch.

Crustaceans aren’t the one ones who get to reap the rewards of Seascour’s formulation – the individuals working with it do too. It’s noncorrosive and doesn’t produce any VOAs or VOCs, that means it’s protected to make use of in confined areas.

Q & A with PowerTech! Propellers​

What downside was Seascour designed to unravel?

Seascour was designed to dissolve calcium deposits on surfaces, however significantly in cooling passageways, pipes, and different places which are troublesome to entry.

Who’s the goal marketplace for Seascour?

Boat homeowners and shipyards.

Who’s at present utilizing Seascour? What suggestions have you ever obtained?

The US Coast Guard, navy ships, yacht intercoolers, outboard cooling channels, and inland mollusk elimination stations. The suggestions has been fairly good. Typically talking, the more severe the issue, the higher our efficiency worth.

Why makes Seascour extra environmentally pleasant than different descalers/barnacle removers available on the market?

A lot of the barnacle removers use a heavy dose of acid. Most DIY methods are the identical. Phosphoric acid and muriatic acid are two of the extra widespread acids. Seascour makes use of an virtually pure natural chemistry. It doesn’t give off a strong odor nor immediately assault your pores and skin. If you’re aware of algae bloom, individuals utilizing phosphoric acid to wash their boat in a marina, are serving to to contribute to this downside via phosphate launch. One buyer gave an anecdotal story a couple of marina within the Keys that couldn’t work out why that they had an algae bloom situation after they weren’t round farms, golf programs, and so on. It is sensible which you can introduce these chemical substances through floor use, the product goes straight into the marine ecosystem.

Is Seascour simply as efficient as these much less eco-conscious choices?

Sure, it is rather efficient and it does so with out damaging metallic, plastic, or rubber parts. For those who watch how shortly it dissolves a seashell, you get a good suggestion of the facility of the product.

What impression do you see Seascour having on the boating trade?

I consider it would enhance boaters’ environmental impression whereas additionally extending the life of pricy marine engines and components.


The IBEX Innovation Awards showcase excellent marine product improvement to the leisure boating trade and past. This system, managed by the Nationwide Marine Producers Affiliation (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers Worldwide (BWI), is likely one of the marine trade’s most prestigious honors recognizing producers and suppliers who carry new, revolutionary merchandise to market.
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