CEO invited to educate the IMO (International Maritime Organisation) on “Ultrasonics Now and the Future” with regard to 1. Fire Safety & 2. Watertight Integrity

Coltraco Ultrasonics was invited to speak at the IMO by the Antigua and Barbuda Marine Services (ADOMS) (Monday 13th February 2017) at the IMO HQ, London. This was an honour and privilege for Dr Carl Hunter BA (Hons), FRINA, FIMarEST, Hon DSc, CEO & MD and Miss Clare Hunter, Head of Marketing & Communications who were invited to present. Invited by the Antigua & Barbuda Marine Services delegation who recognises two key issues in which Coltraco are experts worldwide today onboard vessels:

  1. Fire Safety, specifically regarding Fire Suppression Systems Maintenance
  2. Vessel Stability, specifically regarding Watertight Integrity Testing

Coltraco are pushing for the following:

  • Raising awareness of the risks of fire
  • The recognition that although there are adequate regulations in place, they are commonly misunderstood, misinterpreted, blatantly disregarded, neglected – this leads to increased risk and thus cost in the event of fire, even risking safety of life at sea
  • Education at all levels to implement the regulations
  • Issues of watertight integrity to be discussed, tied in with room integrity testing
  • New ultrasonic technologies are now available to go above and beyond current regulations

The presentation discussed the following and full text & powerpoint are available

  • Antigua & Barbuda cooperation with British OEM
  • History of Ultrasound
    • 101 Years of British Ultrasonic History
    • Continued Evolution and improvement
    • Current Technology
  • Fire Safety
    • Fire Risks
    • Regulatory Compliance & lack thereof
    • Maintaining Fixed Fire Systems
    • How ultrasonic liquid level indicators work
    • Potential of Constant Monitoring
  • Vessel Stability
    • Importance of Room Integrity
    • Leak Detection solutions & potential of Monitoring
    • How ultrasonic watertight integrity indicators work
    • Future for Vessel Stability
  • A Future led by Science


    Available on request

Additional Reading:

  • Gaseous Systems Leak – it’s official!
  • Engine room fire safety measures

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