Antwerp, 13 & 14 June 2019


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  • Course name Hatch Cover Course - Level 1 (in co-operation with SDT International)
  • Training objective Preparing operators of SDT ultrasonic tightness testing equipment to carry out tightness inspections in line with good practice and IACS UR Z17 requirements for class service suppliers - this requires delegates to have basic knowledge about hatch covers, their maintenance, operation, repairs as well as theoretical and practical training with SDT class type approved equipment.
  • Prerequisites Familiar with the English language, both spoken and written
  • Duration 2 days
  • Trainer Walter Vervloesem
  • Course format Powerpoint – DVD/video – practical training - workshops
  • Course language French - English
  • Supporting information Course syllabus + book “Hatch Cover Inspections” by W. Vervloesem (FNI), published by the Nautical Institute
  • Pre-course training Preferably have experience with shipping, ship and/or hatch cover inspections; pre-course training available in the form of an IMCS CBT
  • Max. number of delegates 12
  • Target group/delegate profile Inspectors, surveyors, superintendents, hatch cover repair personnel, shipyard personnel, ship’s staff
  • Venue Trainings take place at fixed locations worldwide (public trainings - fixed cost/person) or can be organized in-house on the company‘s premises
  • Cost Public training : 970 EUR/person (excl. VAT)
    In-house training : organized at lump-sum cost in function of number of candidates and location of the training.
  • Registration Organised via SDT International
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  • all day Hatch Cover training module

    applicable rules and conventions :

    • claims as a result of wetting damage
    • why inspecting hatch covers ?
    • hatch cover vocabulary
    • familiarisation with Ro-Ro equipment
    • preparing for survey
    • different testing methods, advantages & drawbacks
    • evaluation of test results
    • reporting
    • dealing with ship’s staff
    • workshop (PP based) on hatch cover defects, problems and good practice
  • all day Ultrasonic training module
    • principles of sound
    • airborne ultrasounds
    • using Class type approved ultrasonic testing material for tightness testing on board
    • presentation of SDT Sherlog TA and its applications
    • SDT Sherlog testing routines
    • official SDT Sherlog TA hatch cover testing route
    • practical exercise on board a ship
    • workshop (PP based) on hatch cover defects, problems and good practice
    • examination
    • rehearsal
    • evaluation of exam.
    • course debriefing and closing
  • until 14:00 examination
    • rehearsal
    • evaluation of exam.
    • course debriefing and closing
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