are many non-destructive testing techniques available today to assist
the surveyor to establish the condition of a vessel or components
of the craft. Freeman & Partners has a wide rande of equipment
in-house and access to every relevant technique.
We have in-house digital ultrasonic equipment enabling us to investigate
metal plate thickness, tank tops and otFor entire hulls thickness
surveys we have good relations with qualified experts with calibrated
certificated equipment in the UK and abroad.
We will incorporate their findings with our report combining the
visual inspection with the ultrasonic results enabling the best
understanding of the hull or structure condition being tested.her
structures without having to call upon the services of additional
We have in-house equipment for dye penentrant testing; this method
is very useful at identifying hairline surface cracks in rod rigging
cold heads and other metal components.
We have in-house equipment designed to identify leaks to hatches,
windows, tank tops and general fittings. This system can identify
the exact point of ingress not simply the area the leak appears.
We have a variety of different pieces equipment specifically designed
to test GRP structures for high moisture content. With our in-house
knowledge and visual inspection we can interpret these readings
to establish the condition of the structures being tested.
We have a variety of equipment including a 5 tonne load
cell enabling us to accurately test a variety of different equipment
and structures. Please discuss your requirements with our office
and we will identify a suitable method of testing.
tools that can produce excellent results are simply too expensive
for use exclusively in the marine industry. With our knowledge,
tools and specialist techniques from aero-nautical, wind turbine
or military fields can be adapted to produce an economic solution
to an individual maritime problem.