TSG Marine to bring COVID-19 fast screening, sanitation system offshore

Marine engineering specialists TSG Marine is working on a molecular technology to support the offshore energy sector on its exit out of the COVID-19 crisis.

Source: TSG Marine
Source: TSG Marine

Utilising the same innovative, smart science used to protect football players and staff in stadiums, TSG Marine secured a deal to make the technology available to oil and gas, marine, and renewable assets operating in the North Sea and beyond. 

Going beyond disinfecting an environment, the company is deploying a rapid sanitisation system which not only renders a workplace virus-free but the unique molecular layer, when applied to surfaces, kills all viral, bacterial, mould, and other organisms for up to 30 days.

When applied to a surface, its solution named ZOONO leaves a mono-molecular layer that bonds to the surface.

These molecules form a barrier of positively charged microscopic spines that attract and pierce pathogens causing them to break up with lethal effect. This layer of molecular antimicrobial spines, according to TSG, isn’t disrupted by regular cleaning practices.

TSG Marine managing director Erika Leadbeater said: “We’re working with companies in the offshore energy sector as they plan their route out of the COVID-19 crisis. It’s important we establish new ways of working that protect their teams and we believe this technology is the solution.

We work with our customers to design the most appropriate programme for their facilities to reduce risk; identifying high transmission areas, utilising fogging for maximum coverage and spray application for exterior locations.

Erika Leadbeater; Source: TSG Marine
Erika Leadbeater; Source: TSG Marine

On completion, our technicians will issue a certificate of sanitation which customers can use to help reassure workers of their safety. We are also bringing temperature monitoring equipment, as we’ve seen deployed in airports, to help the industry test workers joining facilities for signs of infection.

This not only reduces the spread of the virus but ensures those workers showing signs of infection are not putting their health at risk by travelling offshore”.

TSG stated that this non-contact, fast screening process, utilised artificial intelligence to detect elevated temperatures in up to 30 people a second with an accuracy range of +/-0.5 degrees Celsius.