Hatch Cover Testing

One of the main causes for concern in the shipping and other related industries is damage that sea water can cause to a ship’s cargo, often resulting in high-cost insurance claims for shipping companies. Cygnus Hatch Sure ultrasonic hatch cover tester provides a fast, effective and economical method of evaluating and testing hatch seals for leaks and sealing against weather conditions. Identification of leaking hatch coamings massively cuts down the potential for costly damage to cargoes and the ensuing insurance claims.

Cygnus Hatch Sure has 19 ultrasonic emitters (40 kHz) that are arranged to produce an omni-directional sound field that is used to “fill” the hold with sound. The sound energy that passes through the closed-down cargo hold is then shown on the receiver part of the system, allowing the user to accurately and quickly identify any potential areas of ingress.

In addition to hatch covers of dry cargo vessels, this ultrasonic leak detector is ideal for checking leaks in cargo hold entrance hatches, inspection hatches, yacht and boat hatches.