Standard for Infrared Inspection of Recreational Yachts & Small Craft Constructed of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic and Composite Materials
This comprehensive document outlines practices and procedures for specifying and safely performing infrared inspections of the hulls of recreational yachts and small craft constructed of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) or marine composite materials.
This 18 page document defines the roles of all persons involved in the inspection including the End User, Thermographer, and Qualified Assistant. In addition to infrared equipment requirements, the standard covers both active and passive thermographic techniques and procedures to detect structural details, hidden damage, construction defects, and latent liquid accumulation. It also specifies report content for properly documenting infrared inspections along with requirements for verifying infrared data.