Volvo Penta develops Active Corrosion Protection for sterndrives

Author:
Publish date:
Volvo Penta’s Active Corrosion Protection negates the need for sacrificial anodes.

Volvo Penta’s Active Corrosion Protection negates the need for sacrificial anodes.

Volvo Penta introduced Active Corrosion Protection for sterndrives from corrosion in the water. The system has already been available for its IPS drives.

“We are the first company to provide complete corrosion protection with an active system,” Jonas Welinder, product planner for marine electronics, said in a statement. “Its development has been driven by customers wanting an easy solution to prevent their drive units from corrosion.”

Volvo Penta said the system is an alternative to protecting components with sacrificial anodes, which require periodic replacement.

ACP uses impressed currents through a transom unit to continually protect drives from galvanic corrosion, measuring and adjusting the electrical output for brackish and salt water. The system is integrated into Volvo Penta’s Electronic Vessel Control and lets the boat owner monitor the protection status on a helm screen.

ACP is compatible for sterndrives with EVC in single and twin installations and can be retrofitted on engines produced from 2007 with EVC generation C2 or later.

Related

NMMA Confirms Industry Growth

NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer said the boating business grew 12 percent last year during yesterday’s virtual State of the Boating Industry address.

Newport Show Dates Announced

Organizers are planning for an in-person Golden Anniversary edition of the show Sept. 16-19.

Quick Hits: March 5, 2021

The National Association of Manufacturers names Brunswick Corp. CFO Ryan Gwillim to its Board of Directors.

Caught Red-Handed

Two commercial fishermen were jailed for possessing an illegal haul that included 100 undersized lobster tails, which is a felony. Also, fisheries management gets new funding.

Bennington Expands Operations

The pontoon builder plans to add jobs at its new facility in Elkhart County, Ind., and increase manufacturing output.

KVH Industries Names CFO

Longtime telecom financial executive Roger A. Kuebel assumes the position that COO Brent Bruun had held in an interim capacity.