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Computerized collection, assimilation, and analysis of vessel survey data
Author(s): David Cartwright; Roger Samways
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Paper Abstract

Effective 'hull condition assessment' relies not only on regular, intensive ultrasonic inspection but also on proper analysis of the collected data. Practical appraisal can only be achieved by computerization--a task hindered by the lack of standards. Historically, engineering terms, gauging patterns, equipment standards, definitions, and nomenclature have varied from one classification, society, shipowner, shipbuilder, and NDT Company to another. The International Association of Classification Socieities should be formalizing standards; they appear to be causing more fragmentation. Surtest Marine and Cygnus Instruments are forming systems that they feel must meet the necessary criteria for all parties in today's technologically and financialy demanding shipping industry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2459, Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Maritime Applications, (19 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212552
Show Author Affiliations
David Cartwright, Cygnus Instruments Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Roger Samways, Cygnus Instruments Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2459:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Maritime Applications
Richard B. Mignogna, Editor(s)

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