Champion Environmental Technologies

Profile

Champion Environmental Technologies is a subsidiary company of Champion Technologies Inc., specialising in the supply of environmentally friendly anti-fouling products designed to enhance the efficiency and safety of subsea operations.
The company was established to concentrate on the development of Aquasign® subsea marker system, which has been used on a global scale for over 25 years in more than 600 subsea projects.
Champion Environ has recently introduced Cuprotect®, a unique coating system that utilises an environmentally aware approach to foul-prevention. Cuprotect® offers anti-fouling protection over a long-life, and can be used in a wide variety of offshore applications.
The company operates in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001:2000, and is fully accredited to both OHSAS 18001:1999 and BS EN ISO 140001:1996.
AQUASIGN® – ANTI-FOULING SUBSEA MARKERS
Aquasign® is manufactured using a modified silicone polymer incorporating a number of proprietary additives. Aquasign® has exceptional and long-lasting resistance to fouling, making it the premier choice for subsea marking. This is achieved without the use of toxic biocides, making it environmentally friendly.
Aquasign® is commonly used in following areas:

Identification - valves, electrical or fluid connectors, etc.
Orientation - indicating locations or elevation levels on fixed/floating platforms, manifolds, etc.
Positional - ROV levers, valves, chokes etc.

Market leading advantages:

Superior anti-fouling performance
Environmentally friendly
50 years lifespan
High visibility
Cost effective
Versatile
Lightweight yet robust

AQUASIGN® OFFSHORE HARDWARE
Aquasign® has been used to mark a wide range of offshore hardware:

Steel jacket and TLP platforms
Concrete gravity base structures
Manifolds
PLEMs / PLETs
Jumpers and risers
X-trees
Pipelines
FPSOs

ANTI-FOULING SUBSEA MARKER DESIGN
Our manufacturing process of the anti-fouling subsea marker allows an almost infinite variation of design, and Aquasign® can also be coloured to customer requirements. Fixing methods for Aquasign® include; adhesive, flexible strapped markers for tubular sections, rigid-backed markers for bolting to pre-existing holes, etc.
CUPROTECT® - ANTI-FOULING COATING
Cuprotect® is a unique fouling control system that uses the proven anti-fouling properties of copper and copper alloys to provide complete protection even in the most stringent of conditions. Cuprotect® releases minimal amounts of copper into the marine environment and contains no booster biocides; for this reason it is environmentally more acceptable than traditional biocidal paints.
Cuprotect® is also functional in static environments, unlike foul-release paints, and is ideal for applications such as floating production units, VIV-suppression devices, mooring ropes, etc.
The Cuprotect® range also includes a zinc-rich primer, so that the system can double as a full corrosion resistance scheme in addition to its antifouling properties. All the primers and binders used in the system are based on existing, proven technologies.
Cuprotect® is non-conductive and will not interfere with existing CP systems. This is due to the low conductivity of the Copper-Nickel granules incorporated into the system, allied with the insulating effect of the primers.
Key benefits of Cuprotect®:

High performance anti-fouling coating
Significantly reduces operating expenditure
Long-life – 25 years
Highly damage tolerant
Environmentally aware
Functional in static environments unlike foul-release paints

CUPROTECT® APPLICATIONS

Risers
Strakes
FPSO hulls
Mooring ropes
Buoys
Steel jackets

APPLIED WITH CONVENTIONAL COATING TECHNIQUES
The application process is straightforward. Cuprotect® can be applied to large areas or targeted on specific fouling ‘hot-spots’, using conventional coating techniques.
Cuprotect® is ordinarily applied by licensed sub-contractors. It can also be applied by the end user, once training has been provided.