A Master's Guide to Hatch Cover Maintenance

Published Date

June 2002

A Master's Guide to Hatch Cover Maintenance

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A complete guide to hatch cover maintenance, including hatch covers and their function, common false beliefs, leakages, monitoring and inspection, maintenance and repair, heavy weather precautions, safety and condition assessment.

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This publication concerns steel hatch covers fitted with cleats, compression bass and gaskets. It explains the key issues of hatch cover security, maintenance, testing and inspection, and provides guidance on hatch cover opening and closing procedure.

Contents
Introduction
1 Hatch Covers and their Function
2 Basic Advice
3 Common False Beliefs about Hatch Covers
4 Leakage Problems
5 Leak Detection Tests
6 Monitoring and Inspection
7 Maintenance and Repair
8 Heavy Weather Precautions
9 Safety when Working with Hatch Covers
Appendix 1 Procedures to Open and Close Hatch Covers
Appendix 2 Hatch Cover Condition Assessment Forms

The Standard P&I Club’s loss prevention programme focuses on test practice to avert those claims that are generally described as avoidable, and which often result from crew error or equipment failure. In its continuing commitment to safety at sea and the prevention of accidents, casualties and pollution, the Club issues a variety of publications on safety-related subjects, of which this is one.

Title: A Master's Guide to Hatch Cover Maintenance
Number of Volumes: 1
Number of Pages: 25
Product Code: 4400W124
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-232-6 (9781856092326), ISBN 10: 1-85609-232-1 (1856092321)
Published Date: June 2002
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 300 mm
Book Width: 220 mm
Weight: 0.30 kg
Author: Standard Club Europe

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