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Marine Inspection from ITCL

Non Destructive Testing is used across all areas of marine inspection from metallic based structures through to composite components and structures which include carbon fibre & glass fibre.

ITCL are certified to carry out thickness measurements on ships, in accordance with Class Programme DNVGL-CP-0484.

Marine Services

ITCL provides structural steel and piping inspection services to the maritime industry. We can offer extensive experience acquired from carrying out thousands of inspections using all relevant methods of non-destructive examination, to provide total solutions for regulatory and internal vessel inspection needs. We work in accordance with current marine industry survey, maintenance and repair regulations, practices, and trends.

  • Hull Condition Surveys / Steel Renewal / Pre Docking
  • Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement (UTM)
  • Steel Inspectors / Steel Repair Supervision
  • NDT Inspections
  • Coating Condition Surveys
  • Offshore
  • Pitting Surveys
  • Rope Access
  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • Eddy Current Inspection
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection
  • Phased array Ultrasonic Inspection
  • Radiography

Types of testing explained further:

  1. During manufacture welded joints are inspected using Ultrasonic, Radiographic or Phased Arrays to ensure that they are defect free. Similar techniques are used to inspect key components such as, boilers, shafts and propellers.
  2. Aluminium hulled vessels generally are built for minimum weight, so have a controlled thickness. Ultrasonic inspection is used to ensure that the thickness of plating is adequate. Where a weld has been dressed by grinding, Dye Penetrant visual inspection is usually required.
  3. For marine composite inspection including scanning glue joints, monolithic panels and skin-to-core interfaces in sandwich panels Phased Array can be used along with Wheel Probes to provide clear and detailed C-scan images, identifying any anomalies accurately using an efficient scanning speed.
  4. Drone (or ROAV) surveys can be completed both in and outside cargo and ballast tanks to give a close up picture of the structure, without the need for staging or rope access.

Our Inspectors are all qualified to BINDT (British Institute of Non Destructive Testing) PCN level 2. And our steel inspectors are qualified to internationally recognised weld inspection standards (Cswip level 2) and each have a minimum of two years of experience.

Due to the cost of inferior repairs being so high our customers rely on our inspectors to complete repairs within the set timescale and to the highest standard.

Our philosophy is never to compromise on quality.

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For information on any of our services please contact us on +44 151 356 7118