UNDERWATER INSPECTIONS - REPORTS - VIDEOS - NDT
Seattle Diving Services Underwater Inspections offers a comprehensive assessment of the hull of vessels and submerged assets, providing valuable insights into their condition, integrity, & performance. Contact SDS today
During an underwater inspection, the primary objective is to identify any signs of damage, corrosion, wear, or other issues that may compromise the safety, functionality, or longevity of the submerged structures. The inspection process typically involves visual observations, measurements, and the use of advanced technologies such as sonar, video cameras, and non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment.
The data collected during underwater inspections is carefully documented, analyzed, and reported to relevant stakeholders. Inspection reports typically include detailed findings, photographs, videos, measurements, and recommendations for any necessary repairs or maintenance actions.
Types of Underwater Inspections
Underwater inspections can encompass various types, depending on the specific needs and objectives. Some common types of inspections include:
These involve direct visual observations by divers or the use of cameras to assess the condition of underwater structures.
Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
NDT techniques, such as ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle testing, or eddy current testing, are used to evaluate the integrity and detect flaws without causing damage to the structures.
Cathodic Protection Surveys
Cathodic protection surveys assess the effectiveness of corrosion prevention systems and ensure that submerged structures are adequately protected.
Environmental and Biological Surveys
These inspections focus on assessing the impact of underwater structures on the surrounding environment and marine life, including habitat monitoring and species identification.
Underwater inspections are a critical component of asset management and maintenance planning. By identifying and addressing issues proactively, these inspections help prevent accidents, extend the lifespan of underwater structures, & ensure the efficient & safe operation of various industries that rely on underwater infrastructure.