The SINOMEC box cooler, with its compact design and large cooling
capacity, is frequently used to cool main engines, auxiliary
engines and generator sets on board of ships. The engine coolant is
pumped through highly efficient aluminium brass V-shaped tubes.
Located inside a sea chest within the vessel's hull, the SINOMEC
box cooler is protected against damage from underwater hazards.
Openings at the top and bottom of the sea chest allow raw water to
flow through this tube bundle, transferring heat from the vessel’s
engine to the outside water. Circulation is the result of the
physical principle that hot water rises and cold water sinks,
called thermal siphoning.
Impressed Current Anti-Fouling system (ICAF)
While SINOMEC box coolers require very little maintenance, the tube
bundle is exposed to seawater and can potentially become fouled
with algae, mussels, barnacles and other shellfish. The rate of
heat transfer can be adversely affected by this build-up of
biological marine growth. The ICAF system is designed to prevent