Setting Up Your Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement Inspection for Class/IACS Compliance in UTM Reporting App


This guide's primary objective is to facilitate the correct setup of your project within the UTM Reporting app, positioning it as an effective intermediary tool for the collection of ultrasonic thickness measurement data during on-site surveys. The ultimate goal is to enable the app to seamlessly and automatically populate this data into Class/IACS TM forms, simplifying the integration of inspection data into Class templates or Class software systems.


The UTM Reporting app is a powerful tool for collecting ultrasonic thickness measurement data during on-site marine surveys. To fully leverage its capabilities and ensure Class/IACS compliance, it's essential to set up your inspection projects correctly. This enables the app to automatically populate data into Class/IACS TM forms, saving time and ensuring seamless integration with Class templates or software.


1. Automate Library Creation of Hull Components

Based on the Classification society selected during project creation, a library of hull components to be gauged will be automatically generated. These hull components are crucial elements of the vessel's structure that need to be measured for thickness and inspected.

2. Automatically Set Diminution Thresholds for Each Hull Component

For each hull component in the library, acceptable and excessive diminution thresholds will be set. Diminution refers to the reduction in thickness of these components over time due to wear and tear. By defining acceptable and excessive thresholds, the system helps you identify when a component's thickness falls below the acceptable level, indicating the need for maintenance or repair.

3. Automatically Linking Hull Components to Class TM Forms

Every hull component within the library is connected to one or more TM Forms, determined by the selected classification. This automatic linkage facilitates survey data population in the precise format required by these forms, ensuring standardized presentation as mandated by the chosen Classification Society. This simplifies the seamless integration of inspection data into Class templates and software systems.

4. Automatic Creation of Structural Elements

In addition to the hull components and forms, the system will also automatically create transverse frames, longitudinal strakes, and room/space elements within the project. This is beneficial because it saves you valuable time in the initial project setup, as these structural elements are an integral part of the vessel and need to be documented during inspections.

***If you wish to initiate a new project without the automatic generation of hull components and vessel structural elements, you have two options during project creation: You can either select "Other" from the dropdown menu, or you can leave the dropdown option blank.

In this step, you have the power to shape the core of your project:

1. Hull Components: Create or edit Hull components tailored to the inspection of specific vessel areas. Here, you can customize various aspects, including the component name, hull component color (which determines the marker color on the blueprint when linked to the component), the linked TM form(s), and set diminution thresholds as required.

2. Sub Components/Plate Numbers/Structural Member Refs: Generate or modify sub-items associated with the primary hull component to achieve precise thickness mapping. You have the option to include plate references or structural item references below the hull component, ensuring both efficiency and accurate referencing. Additionally, you can set diminution thresholds for each sub-item as required."

3. Transverse Frames: Create or edit Transverse items to accurately mark positions of markers along the boat's length. Consider them as markers along a road, guiding you from the boat's aft to its forward section.

4. Longitudinal Strakes: Create or edit Longitudinal items to accurately mark positions of markers along the boat's width. Think of these as markers extending from Port to Starboard, helping pinpoint positions across the boat's width.

5. Rooms and Spaces: Create or modify Room and Space items to align with the vessel's structure. By linking measurements with specific spaces, this approach provides a comprehensive view of thickness within these spaces.

Upload the boat's plans and images into the app, making sure they have a 2:1 ratio, such as Width: 1500px and Height: 750px, for the best display.

Examine the uploaded plans to pinpoint and designate precise measurement points for each inspection area.

Dedicate time to configure marker sizes and establish the diminution threshold for the entire project.
If neither the hull component nor the sub-item have substantial and excessive diminution thresholds set, diminution will be calculated based on this project's diminution threshold.