Pearson Electrical, based in Hull, has been appointed as the UK’s only approved installer for the SeaBis system, an early warning system designed to alert vessel owners to electrolysis problems on board, developed by international surveyor Glen Bishop who has racked up more than 55 years of experience and knowledge in corrosion prevention.
‘SeaBis is an absolutely amazing product, it’s the only system around capable of detecting the stray currents which can cause electrolysis,’ said Mark Pearson, managing director of Pearson Electrical.
‘We are thrilled to be approved as SeaBis installers. Having used it ourselves to diagnose problems we know how incredibly effective it is, and how quick and simple it is to use. We liked it so much we contacted Glen and asked if we could sell and install it. He said yes, so now we are in a position to bring this fantastic technology to boat owners across the UK.’
If electric currents leave the boat as tiny earth leakages then enter the hull, engine or any metal parts, the steel will rot, potentially resulting in extensive damage. The unobtrusive 8 by 4 inch SeaBis unit is a unique device that detects and warns of stray electric currents – the root cause of all electrolysis – allowing the owner or electrical engineering experts to diagnose and repair any faults before the hull or engine is affected.
Pearson Electrical is the only company in the UK with rights to install SeaBis. Vessel owners can purchase their own SeaBis unit direct from Pearson Electrical so they in effect have a constant early warning system on board, or alternatively they may wish to hire a unit from Pearson on an ad hoc basis.
‘We’re expecting SeaBis to be a very popular product and will ensure we always have some in stock so that we’re able to install a unit and conduct a diagnosis very quickly. The value-for-money this offers boat owners is superb. The costs of repairing a corroded vessel are significant, plus there’s the impact of downtime while the vessel is out of action. For just a few hundred pounds, you can practically eliminate these risks,’ Mark Pearson said.
‘97% of marine corrosion is caused by electrolysis, and stray current is always the cause. SeaBis offers a solution to identify, understand, then prevent the cause permanently, saving you thousands of pounds,’ said SeaBis designer Glen Bishop.
‘I was pleased to hear from Mark at Pearson about the success he’d had using SeaBis, and even more delighted to appoint Pearson Electrical as an approved installer. I know the company works to extremely high standards and has a reputation for excellent customer service, so SeaBis is in safe and very capable hands with Mark and his team.’
SeaBis units are guaranteed for eight years, with a design life of 20 years.