TIGHTNESS TEST OF CARGO HATCH COVERS

M&C GROUP provides a quick accurate and safe method of establishing water tightness of hatch covers bow, stern and side doors, void spaces, tanks, ramps and windows.

Prevent Cargo Damage
By using “ULTRASONIC HATCH LEAK DETECTOR” to ensure your hatch covers are watertight you can prevent cargo damage and also avoid failing inspection by the Insurance and Charterers’ surveyor.

Early Detection Reduces Your Cost
By detecting any leaks or areas that lack the necessary compression at an early stage the cost of repairs can often be reduced. Also finding any potential problems early can help you avoid damage to cargo that can prove costly both to your finances and your company’s reputation.

Identify Exact Location of Cargo Hatch Leaks
Unlike hose and chalk tests, “ULTRASONIC HATCH LEAK DETECTOR” equipment allows you to identify the exact location of the leak – saving you time. Another advantage over the hose test, which only demonstrates whether or not there is contact between the rubber packing and compression bar,“ULTRASONIC HATCH LEAK DETECTOR” indicates when you actually have the required compression to prevent water getting into the hold space meaning you can identify any leaks very early and thus reduce repair costs.

Test Your Hatches Even When Carrying Cargo
“ULTRASONIC HATCH LEAK DETECTOR” uses a transmitter placed inside the cargo hold emitting ultrasound waves. With the hatch covers closed, a hand-held telescopic microphone is used at the hatch cover interfaces. The unit can even be used with partially or fully filled cargo holds meaning testing can be carried out at any time without interrupting your ship’s operations.

The system is Type Approved by ABS, fully compliant with IACS Unified Requirement U.R.Z17 and approved by insurers and P & I clubs.

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