For ship owners, keeping cargo holds dry is a major concern. Obviously, the cargo needs to be protected from the elements, but for the long term integrity and the safety of the vessel itself, it is also of utmost importance to keep (sea)water out. Nevertheless, sea water ingress is one of the major sources of damage resulting in expensive insurance claims.
MME Group supports A Longer Life for both cargo and ship with a specific service that helps ship owners and operators to quickly and effectively evaluate cargo hold hatch covers and door seals to determine water leaks and weather tightness. Ultrasonic (acoustic) Leak Detection is a cost-effective and non-destructive method to localize and solve potential problems before they can cause any damage.
Watch the video below to see how Ultrasonic Leak Detection is carried out: