March 2, 2012
The final batch of the 53 exterior hatches for storage and equipment access are being welded into the superstructure. As these are completed the fairing compound is applied so they all sit flush with the surrounding surface. The windscreen frame on the sun deck has been welded completely and is ready to have the fairing applied. When ever any of these components are welded into place they are initially “tacked” so they can be easily adjusted or moved. The Quality Control department and the Project Manager then come in and check that it is in the correct location, orientated the correct way, and will fulfill the duty it is designed for. Once this agreed the piece is welded completely into place.