US$ 5,354

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Hatchtite™ is a lightweight, portable and robust instrument for accurate and reliable cargo hatch cover testing for water tightness on bulk carriers. This ultrasonic device gives you a number of advantages over traditional methods of hatch cover testing and is ideal for use by either ship's crew or surveyors.

Prevent Cargo Damage

By using Hatchtite™ to ensure your hatch covers are watertight you can prevent cargo damage and also avoid failing inspection by the Insurance and Charterers’ surveyor.

Early Detection Reduces Your Cost

By detecting any leaks or areas that lack the necessary compression at an early stage the cost of repairs can often be reduced. Also finding any potential problems early can help you avoid damage to cargo that can prove costly both to your finances and your company's reputation. 

Identify Exact Location of Cargo Hatch Leaks

Unlike hose and chalk tests, Hatchtite™ allows you to identify the exact location of the leak - saving you time. Another advantage over the hose test, which only demonstrates whether or not there is contact between the rubber packing and compression bar, Hatchtite™ indicates when you actually have the required compression to prevent water getting into the hold space meaning you can identify any leaks very early and thus reduce repair costs.

Single Crew Member Operation

The simplified testing procedure of Hatchtite™ removes the need for a crew member to be inside the cargo hold during the test which means that the testing can be carried out by a single member of crew.

Test Your Hatches Even When Carrying Cargo

Hatchtite™ uses a transmitter placed inside the cargo hold emitting ultrasound waves. With the hatch covers closed, a hand held telescopic microphone is used at the hatch cover interfaces. The unit can even be used with partially or fully filled cargo holds meaning testing can be carried out at any time without interrupting your ship’s operations.

The system is Type Approved by ABS, fully compliant with IACS Unified Requirement U.R.Z17 and approved by insurers and P & I clubs.


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