Surveys: underwater hull monitoring
Building upon conventional technical skills and know-how while also taking advantage of the latest technology, Hydrex offers a unique hull monitoring service to its customers. This gives shipowners total control of their ship's hull condition and consequently its performance, with only a minimum of work on their part.
The hull monitoring program developed by Hydrex allows companies to easily keep track of all the vessels under their care. Regular inspections and maintenance of these vessels is an integral part of the program. The entire planning and organization of these operations is handled by Hydrex and is tailored to fit the needs of each specific shipowner and his or her vessel(s).
With fuel costs amounting to 40% of operational expenses and continuing to rise, reducing fuel consumption is a vital concern of shipowners. This is the reason why hull monitoring pays for itself. Underwater hull roughness, marine fouling, bent propellers and poor paint condition are all factors that will increase fuel usage due to the drag or inefficiency created by the damaged or affected area.
Carrying out preventive maintenance actions keeps a vessel in the best condition possible and can even result in an increase of the optimum performance of the ship over time as more data becomes available from the hull monitoring program.
This technical management of the underwater hull of vessels is available on a worldwide basis thanks to the Hydrex network of offices and service stations. It will help improve a vessel's hull efficiency and in doing so offer substantial savings in fuel and maintenance costs.Contact us directly about Surveys: underwater hull monitoring