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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Brazil taps Zentech for aircraft carrier hull inspection

BNS São Paulo (A12)The Brazilian Navy has contracted Zentech Incorporated to conduct a comprehensive inspection and evaluation of the hull of the aircraft carrier São Paulo.

The Texas-headquartered engineering company said the work is part of the Brazilian Navy's upgrade of the carrier and that it will use its asset integrity management solution, ZAIMS, to help in the assessment of hull's seaworthiness.

"The initial work involves corrosion inspection, condition evaluation and detailed analysis of the carrier's hull integrity, including the creation of 3D models, to accurately map the results of the vessel's hull gauging for further detailed analytical work, and ultimately providing recommendations regarding steel replacement," Zentech said.

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