18.07.2017
ASTM F 1145—92 — STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR TURNBUCKLES, SWAGED, WELDED, FORGED

As it can be understood from the title of this standard specification, ASTM F1145-92 is dedicated to the turnbuckles. These devices are the loops or sleeves that have been threaded internally to easy assembling with a threaded eyes, hooks, or jaws at each of the ends - they are used where there is a necessity to apply some tension to the wire ropes, rods etc.

The document is full of technical details and useful information. Even if you do not intend to use it as the regulatory document, the info provided in the publication will definitely let you better understand the construction of these items, materials they are usually fabricated from, applicable requirements, dimensions of the manufactured products and tolerances that have to be taken into consideration when checking the items, tests that are required in order to ascertain the quality and fitness for use of such equipment etc.

A truly invaluable reference source for any person involved in ordering of the turnbuckles, as well as for crew members and even students, taking into account the amount of the technical information presented. The readers who spend some of their time with this paper will get much better idea of the equipment pieces it is dealing with.

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18.07.2017
ASTM F 1130—99 — STANDARD PRACTICE FOR INSPECTING THE COATING CONDITION OF THE SHIP

This standard ASTM practice was prepared and released with the ultimate intention to describe the established regular procedures that are to be taken into consideration when conducting the inspections of the coating systems applied to the vessel's hull and superstructure, decks, tanks and voids, various machinery installed on the open decks, and bottom coating.

The authors have also provided a number of standard coating condition reporting forms, and some necessary diagrams supplementing the text data parts, for reporting of the extent of the damage that has occurred to the coating observed during inspection. However, please bear in mind that the procedures mentioned above should only be used by the experienced marine coating inspectors. In addition, this paper contains requirements for the coating inspectors, referenced standards, procedures to be used, form instructions etc.

Apart from all that, significant part of this regulatory publication has been dedicated to the corrosion and its classification, fouling of the underwater hull/boottop, as well as examination of corrosion and coating condition assessment, acceptability, measured properties, and recommendations - more or less everything the inspector has be familiar with to be able to assess the actual condition of the coating correctly.

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