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Thermal Inspections

Besides scanning for hull defects the sensitive infrared detector and advanced
electronics of the camera can be used to scan for electrical, exhaust, engine,
fuel systems, decks, water leaks and other onboard hard to detect problems.

A Thermal Scan can offer you enhanced marine safety and the ability to prevent
costly catastrophic offshore failures by detecting developing faults with critical systems.
As part of an early detection system, SMY performs the scans with pinpoint accuracy and
analyzes thermal images to rapidly identify component and system
faults that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
An inexpensive review using advanced infrared technology can provide a
large return for your very expensive vessel investment.

Points of Inspection

Manifolds, Risers, Water Pumps,
Exhaust Systems, Mufflers, Hoses,
Transmissions, AC Compressors, Air Leaks,
Shaft Seals, Sound Insulation, Any Insulation,
Generators, AC/DC Power Panels, Electrical Connections, Batteries,
Water Intrusions at Deck, Windows, Thru Hull Fittings, Transoms,
Sail Boat Masts, Chain Plates & Rigging Attachments, Keels, Rudders,
Hull & Deck Delamination, Blisters, Previous Repairs.
Any Point or System under a Load or Stress.

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This is the Heat Exchanger on a 7.4 MPI Mercruiser Engine.
The photo shows the cooler water entering the tank,(Dark Blue Areas),
the heat being exchanged in the tubes and exiting cooled.
As there are no anomalies,we see no areas for potential concern.

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This video is an Infrared Bottom Hull Inspection on a 1995 Carver Aft Cabin Motor Yacht.
We are looking for indications of fiberglass delamination, hull blister voids, signs of water
intrusions, or hull repairs due to impact. There were no anomalies found.
Equiptment used was a Flir 40 BX Thermal Imager, by Lou Mencuccini,
a Level I Certified Thermographer.

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This inspection was done at the request of a client to aid in figuring out
"what that funny noise was from the outdrive". We put the boat up on the trailer,
and with my Thermal Imager inspected the bellows of both outdrives.
We can clearly see there is fluid in one of the bellows and the drive needs attention.
Due to the minimal water intrusion, a major over haul was averted,
as the need for repair was discovered quickly.

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This photo shows a variation in hull density
where the hull was repaired. The subject
vessel is an old Stephens wood hull vessel.

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A new Water pump w impeller was installed with-in less than
10 hours of operation on this engine.
This photo w stored measurements will be used for a
base line for future Preventitive Maintainence.

For more photos, case studies and articles on Thermal Imaging visit www.OC Thermal.com.


South Mountain Yachts

Monarch Beach, CA 92629, United States

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