Blume To Install Elinca System On 4 Sedco Rigs

Scarsdale, N.Y., have been awarded contracts for Elinca marine growth and corrosion control systems to be installed on four semisubmersible drilling rigs under construction for Sedco Inc., Dallas, Texas. The first is for the SEDCO 710 under construction at Mitsui Shipbuilding, Shiba, Japan, the others are for the SEDCO 711, SEDCO 712 and SEDCO 714 at Hyundai Heavy Industries of Korea.

The Elinca System is designed to control marine growth and corrosion in the rigs' main engine cooling systems and ballast systems.

Developed and manufactured in the U.K., Elinca uses specially alloyed copper (antifoulant) and aluminum (flocculant) anodes installed in the seawater intake lines. Slow, controlled dissolution of the anodes results in the formation of a cupro-aluminum floe which is distributed throughout the system by the flow of treated water. This results in deposition of the protective cupro-aluminum film on all surfaces, thus giving complete marine growth and corrosion protection throughout the rig's seawater service systems.

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