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Products  > TQC Sheen Hull Roughness Gauge

TQC Sheen Hull Roughness Gauge

Ensure your test and inspection processes are ship-shape with an industry-leading hull roughness gauge from TQC Sheen.  

Description

Our hull roughness gauges have been taking the marine industry by storm.   

They’re relied upon across the seven seas by ship operators, ship builders, ship repairers and coating manufacturers.   

Hull roughness increases with corrosion, pitting, plate undulation, mechanical damage, dry spray and biofouling. Monitoring the roughness of a ship’s hull plays an important role in controlling the vessel’s operating costs.    

Proper maintenance and the correct application of high-end anti-fouling coatings reduce the negative hydrodynamic effects. This reduction offers significant savings on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. 

Simple hull roughness testing

Our hull roughness gauge is easy to operate with a four-way directional push button. It offers graphical representations for storing measurement data when they’re taken; data can be stored in multiple batches and be analyzed offline using reports in Microsoft Excel. 

Travel-sized hull roughness testing 

The whole system is conveniently delivered in a small rugged, waterproof case and can be carried as travel luggage simplifying any overseas travel plans considerably. 

Double dock hull roughness gauge inspection

A hull’s roughness is measured ideally at dry dock entrance and after hull treatment just before dry dock exit.

Hands-free hull roughness testing

The hull roughness control unit can be operated with just one hand. Plus its neck strap keeps your hands completely free when required for e.g. crawling and climbing.  

Non-slip hull roughness inspection

The sensor unit is equipped with three non-slip wheels and a carbide tipped stylus. The wheels record the distance covered over the ship’s hull while collecting precise measurements.

Smooth hull roughness data inspection

Statistics including the time, date and location of each series of tests, plus the average hull roughness, are automatically calculated. Your results are stored in the control unit and can be used to create instant inspection reports in Microsoft Excel via a USB-cable. You can even add company logos and other details to create bespoke reports.

DC9000

Specifications

SKU: DC9000

Applications: Abrasion Testing, Coating Testing, Corrosion Testing

Materials: Inks and Coatings, Metals

Accuracy:  the greater of +/- 5 microns or 2%  

Memory:  four complete surveys, totaling over 10,000 readings  

Location storage:  point and click graphical display of the ship’s hull  

Units:  microns  

Speed:  50 mm/s  

Measurement range: 0 – 3.000 µm 

Interface:  USB serial to PC connection  

Power supply: 4 x AA batteries  

Sensor depth:  205 mm  

Sensor width:  80 mm  

Sensor height:  40 mm  

Sensor weight:  approx. 630 g  

Control unit depth:  200 mm  

Control unit Width:  115 mm  

Control unit Height:  40 mm  

Control unit weight:  approx. 350 g  

Minimum sample size:  50 × 50 mm 

Battery life:  20 hours with backlight ON / 200 hours with backlight OFF  

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Success Stories

The problem

Some paint manufacturers have to undertake so many different types of tests that it’s hard to stay on top of the demands of their industry and the changing technologies that can best support them.

The solution

This was the case for our valued customer. They needed the equipment, skills, experience, and collaboration of a genuine partner. One offering personalized support and guidance identifying the correct inspection solution for each situation. We are always delighted to help.

The outcome

Daniel Marschall, President of Marschall Labs, said:

 

“The professionals at Industrial Physics took the time to understand the specific testing equipment needs of our lab. I can’t say enough about the excellent customer service and support they provide.”

Spares and Accessories

TQC Sheen HRG Calibration Plate for Hull Roughness Gauge

Calibration plate for TQC Hull Roughness Gauge

Calibration Available

Calibration Certificate

TQC Sheen Hull Roughness Gauge DC9000

Protective pouch for TQC DC9000

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