Customer Case Study: DMT Marine Equipment

March 2, 2021

For almost twenty years, DMT Marine Equipment have designed, manufactured and supplied marine winches and naval equipment across Europe and Asia. As a specialised supplier of Towing Winches and Mooring Systems, robustness and reliability are the key elements in all of its equipment.

Working towards International Standards

Strict guidelines and onsite supervisors oversee production whilst daily checks are carried out at every stage by qualified inspectors. When it comes to testing the porosity of protective coatings, DMT Marine Equipment use an Elcometer 266 DC Holiday Detector to locate any flaws.

Premature coating failure will occur if there is a discontinuity (a holiday, as it is commonly known) such as pinholes, runs, sags, area of low or high dry film thickness, cissing or cratering in the coating. Such discontinuities can result in corrosion of the substrate.

Using the Elcometer 266 DC Holiday Detector

Quality Inspector at DMT Marine Equipment, Daniel Apostolie, has been using the Elcometer 266 DC Holiday Detector with a Band Brush for over two years, to detect the existence of porosity on the coatings of offshore equipment such as winches, capstan and lifting equipment.

Daniel says:

“DMT Marine Equipment ensures our equipment complies with industry standards at every stage of the manufacturing process. The Elcometer 266 makes the inspection of coatings for flaws safe, easy and reliable.”

The Elcometer 266 can be used to test porosity on coatings up to 7.5mm (300 mils) thick and is ideal for inspecting protective coatings. This holiday tester features a built-in voltage calculator which determines and sets the correct test voltage based upon the test standard and the thickness of coating being tested.