Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement Surveys
At Killybegs Marine Surveyors, we provide a range of maritime clients across the marine industry with professional and reliable ultrasonic thickness measurement services.
An ultrasonic thickness measurement (UTM) survey examines the condition and thickness of the steel vessel. It is performed regularly to ensure that the strength and condition are retained and maintained to a high standard. Regular UTM Surveys will highlight possible concerns and allow for repairs and maintenance work to be carried out before it becomes a major issue. This leads to cost reduction and maximized operational performance. Detecting metal reduction caused by fatigue, corrosion, or erosion is necessary to keep ships and other vessels safe. Killybegs Marine Surveyors can carry out UTM surveys when the vessel is in or out of operation. We also have the capacity to take thickness measurements for fibreglass vessels.
Following the inspection, Killybegs Marine Surveyors will provide you with a full and detailed report as well as recommendations based on the measurement results and our own findings.
UTM Surveys FAQs
What is an ultrasonic thickness measurement survey?
A UTM Survey identifies the strength and condition of a vessel by measuring the thickness of the steel. The ultrasonic equipment works by using pulses of sound. The thickness is measured by the amount of time it takes the pulse to return from the target back to the device.
Why is a UTM Survey necessary?
Regular UTM surveys ensure that your vessel is compliant with regulations and is safe to be on the water. Steel reduction can occur overtime through fatigue, corrosions, or erosion. A UTM Inspection will highlight possible areas of concern and allow for repairs before they become overtly dangerous.
How much does a UTM Survey cost?
The price of our ultrasonic thickness measurement surveys varies from project to project. To discuss your vessel's needs and receive a free quote please contact Noel and Killybegs Marine Surveyors directly.