Efficient Data Input for Automated TM-5 Generation in UTM Reporting App


This comprehensive guide is designed to assist users in the seamless input of data for the automatic population of TM-5 within the UTM Reporting app. The primary aim is to ensure precise alignment with the reporting framework of the Classification Society, focusing on thickness measurements of W.T./O.T. Transverse Bulkheads within Cargo Tank or Cargo Hold spaces.


Maritime professionals utilizing the UTM Reporting app work on-site to record thickness measurements taken on W.T./O.T. Transverse Bulkheads within Cargo Tank or Cargo Hold spaces. Their objective is to achieve automatic data population in TM-5 during the generation of survey reports.

Data Input Procedure for Automatic TM-5 Generation in UTM App

1. Link Structural Members to TM-5

• Ensure that the relevant Structural Members (e.g. Brackets in Transverse Bulkhead, Gusset Plates, Horizontal Stringer Brackets, Stiffener in Stool) are correctly associated with their respective TM-5 forms.

• This linking facilitates the automatic population of associated measurements when generating reports.

2. Assigning Sub-Structures or Item Numbers to the Primary Structural Item

While it is not a mandatory requirement, assigning the structural item number or sub-structural component to the primary structural item has the benefit of enhancing data consistency within the form and providing greater clarity in understanding the relationships between structural members.

3. Access the Blueprint, Zoom In, and Add Markers

4. Record Basic Information for Thickness Measurement

5. Select the Transverse Section and the Cargo Tank or Cargo Hold Space for Measurement

Documenting a thickness marker with a transverse section item within a Cargo Tank or Cargo Hold space directs the data to the TM-5 form, simplifying thickness measurement comparisons and ensuring clear data organization in TM-5.

6. Review and Confirm data linked to the Thickness Marker

7. Repeat Adding Thickness Markers to the Blueprint

Data Structure in TM-5 Form - Post Report Generation

• Each TM-5 form compiles data linked to specific Cargo Tank or Cargo Hold spaces and associated Transverse Sections. This structured presentation simplifies the comparison of thickness measurements for precise sections, enhancing data clarity.
• The organized data arrangement streamlines the review process, enabling efficient assessments of the Cargo Tank or Cargo Hold spaces' condition and thickness measurements within each section.

h the assignment of structural item numbers or sub-structural components promotes reliable and comprehensive reporting, reducing the risk of errors and facilitating compliance with quality standards.

In summary, the post-report generation of TM-5 forms showcases the advantages of structured data input. This approach not only simplifies the data review but also ensures accurate and well-organized thickness measurements for crucial decision-making in maintaining the structural integrity of Cargo Tank and Cargo Hold spaces.