Ultrasonic testing for Lloyd's

GMT is currently building a 90’ carbon mast which is to be insured by LLoyd’s of London. To qualify, a complete phased array ultrasonic inspection was completed by Alex of Wadson Associates. The inspection, done before any paint or primer is applied, and before most of the hardware is in place, gives a visual reading of each individual layer of carbon and epoxy resin. The entire spar was inspected down to every last inch, reinforcement patches and all. Wadson Associates gave it a green light, and construction continues for a spring delivery to the UK.