NCL ANODE SLEDS

NCL ANODE SLEDS

NCL ANODE SLEDS FOR CATHODIC PROTECTION OF MARINE STRUCTURES

NCL Anode-Sleds are manufactured using state-of-the-art engineering techniques and are a reliable solution to combating corrosion in sea water.  Designed to facilitate cost-effective installations, NCL Anode-Sleds have proven themselves to be rugged in many years of use.

 

 

Raymond 23″ Bronze sculpture

Raymond 23″ Bronze sculpture

Raymond

This 23” bronze sculpture was produced for Raymond Ciancaglini. Ray was an amazing professional boxer when his career was cut short due to brain concussions.

Ray started giving talks and has spent most of his life educating people about the dangers of concussions, especially with sports. Ray has even helped to get laws passed to protect people. Please check out Ray’s site.

 

 

 

NOAA

NOAA

NOAA
NOAA stands for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. Two branches of NOAA is NOAA-PMEI (Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratories) in Seattle Washington. The second branch is NOAA-NDBC (National Data Buoy Center) at the Stennis Space Center in Michigan.

In 1994 two engineers from NOAA-PMEI walked into my office in a jam. They needed a large newly designed buoy created from a sketch to completion in 3 weeks. This required making a plug that looked like the buoy out of foam. A car finish was then created and a two-piece mold produced over this plug.

Once this mold was made, the first tsunami buoy was created. Early detection was going to save lives. A tsunami can produce 100,000 tons of water pressure per running yard of beach area, making it one of the strongest forces in nature.

Once this mold was made, the first tsunami buoy was created. Early detection was going to save lives. A tsunami can produce 100,000 tons of water pressure per running yard of beach area, making it one of the strongest forces in nature.

Over the past 25 years working with NOAA-PMEI and NOAA-NMBC, Sunbacker has produced all kinds of prototypes. These prototypes created not only new deep water buoys, but helped create new buoys used all over the world. NOAA partners with other countries to improve our oceans. Sunbacker has produced most of the TAO array around the equator and all of the Tsunami buoys used today.

Two of our prototype buoys were sent to Tasmania where they were deployed. As luck would have it, the largest cyclone ever recorded hit that area, destroying just about everything in its path. The storm was almost the size of Australia, and for 3 days recorded over 180 mph winds and 38-foot seas.


Photo Credit: NOAA

I am happy to say once the storm passed, my buoys popped up and started transmitting. Tasmania was happy with our prototypes.

https://nctr.pmel.noaa.gov/Dart/