If you own a boat, you know that corrosion is one of the biggest threats to its longevity and performance. Saltwater, humidity, and other environmental factors can cause corrosion to eat away at your boat engine’s metal components. But what if there was a way to protect your boat from corrosion? That’s where Volvo Penta’s Active Corrosion Protection (ACP) system comes in.
What is Active Corrosion Protection System?
Volvo Penta’s ACP system is an advanced technology that protects your boat engine’s metal components from corrosion. It works by creating an electrical current that neutralizes the corrosive effects of saltwater and other environmental factors. The system is integrated into the boat’s hull and is designed to provide continuous protection, even when the boat is not in use.
Benefits of Active Corrosion Protection System
The benefits of Volvo Penta’s ACP system are numerous. Firstly, it extends the life of your boat engine’s metal components, reducing the need for costly repairs and replacements. It also improves the overall performance of your engine by ensuring that its components are working at their best. Additionally, the ACP system can help to maintain the value of your boat by preventing corrosion damage and keeping it in top condition.
Application of Active Corrosion Protection
Volvo Penta’s ACP system is suitable for a wide range of boats, from small recreational boats to luxury yachts. It is particularly useful for boats that are used in saltwater environments like in Hong Kong, where corrosion is a constant threat. The system is easy to install and can be integrated into new boats or retrofitted onto existing ones.
How Active Corrosion Protection Works
Volvo Penta’s ACP system works by creating a small electrical current that runs through the boat engine’s metal components. The current is generated by a control unit that is connected to a series of anodes that are strategically placed around the boat’s hull. The anodes are made from a sacrificial metal, such as zinc or aluminum, that corrodes more readily than the boat’s metal components. As the anodes corrode, they release ions into the water that neutralize the corrosive effects of saltwater and other environmental factors.
In addition to the anodes, the ACP system also includes a monitoring unit that constantly checks the electrical current and adjusts it as necessary. This ensures that the system is providing optimal protection at all times.
Corrosion is a major concern for boat owners, but with Volvo Penta’s Active Corrosion Protection system, you can protect your boat engine’s metal components and extend its lifespan. The ACP system is easy to install, and provides continuous protection against the corrosive effects of saltwater and other environmental factors.
Now, the ACP offer is being expanded and is available for all Volvo Penta sterndrives with the Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) platform; this includes all diesel engines and a large proportion of the gasoline sterndrives.
Invest in your boat’s future by installing Volvo Penta’s ACP system, contact us to get a quote and details of installation today!
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