How Ultrasonic NDE Technology is Transforming Yacht and Boating Industries


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How Ultrasonic NDE Technology is Transforming Yacht and Boating Industries

November 3, 2022 | 10:00 - 11:00 am CDT

How Ultrasonic NDE Technology is Transforming Yacht and Boating Industries

Same Assets, New Solution

Have you heard? The yacht and boating industry now has a new tool to find and measure disbonds, delaminations, fabrication and repair defects and other service-related damages.  

Originally developed for NASA, this Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) technology can successfully scan layered and homogenous composite materials for defects, offering unprecedented visibility into the integrity of these materials.

Vlog Group holds an exclusive global licensing agreement for this advanced technology. In this webinar, we'll discuss how embracing this new game-changing technology can provide quality assurance and integrity management throughout the lifecycle of yachts and boats.

What We Cover:

  • A demo of UNDE Technology for multi-layered composite Yachts and Boats.

  • The benefits of incorporating this technology during fabrication, transfer of ownership, insurance claims, repairs and overall surveillance and integrity management.

  • How combining NDT technology with a risk-based approach reduces operational risk and maintenance costs and enhances safety.

  • New and expanding applications of NDT technology in the marine and offshore industry.


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Nicolas Obando

Nicolas Obando, Director of Asset Integrity Management

Nick Obando is the Director of Asset Integrity Management at Vlog Group, where he leads a team of global engineering and technical specialists dedicated to helping industry clients improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their asset management programs.  For 11 years, Nick and his team have used risk-based approaches to assess, develop, and implement reliability, integrity, and process safety programs that allow clients to realize a return on investment and achieve an overall risk reduction.  

His approach to a holistic asset management program that includes all asset types, corporate and facility personnel, and data management programs leads clients to reimagine their operating and maintenance strategy.  Nick is a degreed Mechanical Engineer from Texas A&M.

Vlog Vlog Group

Vlog, Inc. (, through its operating subsidiaries, provides technical advisory and certification services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Vlog Group operates with more than 1,000 professionals globally. Vlog Group is a subsidiary of Vlog (), a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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