Hull Condition Inspection
There are often irregularities in the hull that are not visible to the naked eye. To detect these less obvious flaws, our expert NDT technicians use the ultrasonic testing method (UT). UT takes advantage of ultrasound technology to send high-frequency sound waves directly into the test material through a probe. These waves then reflect back to the probe, and our technicians analyze them for inconsistencies. Unusual wave patterns typically indicate a defect in the material. UT is also used to determine the thickness of the hull in a method called ultrasonic thickness testing.