HATCH COVER INSPECTION IN YALOVA

ALATAS’ SERVICEFIELD SERVICE
LOCATION  EMEA / TURKEY / YALOVE
EQUIPMENT  SHIP CRANE / HATCH COVER
BRAND / MODELMAC GREGOR

Introduction

In a concerted effort to ensure the reliability and safety of maritime operations, Alatas Turkey, a renowned name in the industry, entrusted its team of expert technicians with the vital task of inspecting hatch covers. This meticulous examination aimed to identify any issues that might compromise the integrity of these critical components. Following their assessments, the technicians provided valuable recommendations for remediation, which ranged from renovation and repair to meticulous rasping and painting.

Background

The dedicated technicians from Alatas Turkey embarked on a journey to Yalova, Turkey, responding to a customer’s request for a thorough hatch cover inspection. Their mission was clear: assess the condition of these essential ship components and deliver comprehensive solutions.

Alatas’ Solution

With unwavering commitment, the Alatas Turkey technicians meticulously examined the hatch covers directly on the vessel. Their inspections and detections were thorough and precise, allowing them to develop crucial recommendations for addressing the identified issues.

Job Scope

The hatch cover inspection commenced with the arrival of Alatas Turkey technicians at the vessel. A total of five hatch covers required inspection, and each one underwent a meticulous examination.

In the inspection of hatch cover 1:

  • The technicians identified rust and corrosion on the wheels and recommended their replacement.
  • They further advised rasping and painting of the rubber slots, as well as maintenance for the control block due to detected rust and corrosion.
  • A gap in the hinge pins on the forward side of the port side and damage to piston rod surfaces were discovered, prompting recommendations for renewal.
  • Damage on the hydraulic pipe surfaces led to the recommendation of rasping and painting.

Moving on to hatch cover 2:

  • Alatas Turkey’s technicians detected damage to piston rod surfaces, a gap on the aft starboard piston pin, and rust and corrosion on the wheels. They recommended the renewal of the damaged parts.
  • Additionally, they suggested rasping and painting due to damage on the hydraulic pipe surface and rust and corrosion on the rubber slot counterparts.

In the inspection of hatch cover 3:

  • Technicians found rust and corrosion on the wheels, recommending their renewal.
  • They also noted damaged dust seals of the piston on the forward and aft starboard sides, leading to recommendations for the renewal and maintenance of the felts.
  • Damage to piston rod surfaces prompted a recommendation for renewal.
  • The technicians identified damage on the hydraulic pipe surfaces and suggested rasping and painting.

For hatch cover 4:

  • Alatas Turkey’s technicians observed rust and corrosion on the wheels and recommended their renewal.
  • They advised rasping and painting due to rust and corrosion on the rubber slot counterparts and damage on the hydraulic pipe surfaces.

Finally, in the inspection of hatch cover 5:

  • Maintenance for the hydraulic oil filter, hydraulic oil, and control blocks was recommended as the technicians observed slow hatch cover operation.
  • Deformation in the hydraulic piston hoses and rust and corrosion on the wheels were identified, calling for their renewal.
  • Wear on the rolling stoppers was detected, and the technicians recommended regular greasing for maintenance.

In summary, Alatas Turkey’s team of experts demonstrated their dedication to maritime safety through a meticulous hatch cover inspection process. Their thorough assessments and precise recommendations ensure the continued reliability and performance of these crucial ship components.

HATCH COVER INSPECTION IN YALOVA

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