We use ultrasonic equipment with multiple echo UT to measure the thickness of steel, aluminum, GRP hulls and aluminum, carbon masts.
Ultrasonic Flaw Detection
We use ultrasonic flaw detector to discover steel or welding seams defects, flaws, and damage on composite and carbon fiber hulls and mast, keel bolts, welding seams, etc.
Hatch covers or doors leakages
We use an ultrasonic hatch leak detector able to perform a quick and effective evaluation of cargo hold hatch covers and door seals to determine water leaks and
We detect osmosis in GRP (glass fiber reinforced plastic). In case of presence of osmosis, we detect damages and supervise the necessary repairs.
BARCOL Hardness Test
Using our BARCOL Hardness Impressor we test the hardness in the gel coat.
We use Infrared thermal imaging (IR) using to find problems not observable by visual inspection. IR can capture anomalies (potential difficulties) by mapping temperature differences, specially during sea trials.
We de use our and endoscope for internal examination of thru-hulls, overboard valves, inaccessible mechanical parts, inter alia.
We use a microscope for detecting first stage of osmosis blisters or cracks in hulls, bulkheads or masts.
Hammering Sound Test
Conventional hammering method is the most common used inspection tools both in steel or GRP hulls and relevant structures. The sound pressure produced from the impact of the hammer is evaluated with the degree of defect (delamination in case of GRP or thickness reduction in case of steel hulls).