Development of barnacle cypris larvae observation system using image processing
- Y. Nogata, C. Nakajima
- CRIEPI Report, V07009, 2007. (in Japanese)
Barnacles are one of the major fouling organisms at electric power plants. They cling to the inside of pipes and the surface of steam condensers of the power plants, thus reducing the stream of seawater into the power plants. Furthermore, they erode the pipes and the steam condensers. A continuous auto-detection system of barnacle larvae is necessary to decide the best time for using antifouling techniques. This paper describes a continuous auto-detection system for barnacle larvae and provides experimental results for larvae detection at the sluice gate of a power plant.