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Ultrasonic Boat Testing

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Definition


Ultrasonic testing in boating terms can be defined as a system for using sound waves to detect for thickness, voids, corrosion and defects in a vessel's structure.

Meaning


This type of inspection can be used on structural components such as hulls, decks, and super structures. It is available for fiberglass and metal construction, but does not apply to wooden boats.

Context


 Ultrasonic testing is employed regularly by surveyors for boats ranging form small recreational craft to large ships.

Conclusion


Boat purchasers and owners should consult with a qualified marine surveyor to determine the need for ultrasonic testing.


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