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Lifting Equipment Testing

All lifting equipment is required to be tested post installation, and this is done through replicating the lift with a calibrated load.
We will ensure that any and all equipment is tested safely and efficiently, and can be conducted in the following ways:

Load Testing
Pull Test
Test Beds
Destruct Test
MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspection)

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Following LEEA guidelines, calibrated weights with a prescribed overload replicate the lift. We conduct this test with our own weights and water bags, where appropriate, on Ship’s cranes and Davits for example.

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This is more of an efficient way to test onsite, and consists of using a ram or pulling against a fixed point and measuring the load with a calibrated load cell in order to get the overload.

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We have in-house facilities that allow for up to 200t to provide a controlled overload test.

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For newly designed equipment or batch testing, we recommend getting a Destruct Test. It determines the SWL of equipment by breaking the apparatus by applying increasing loads on our test beds. We are able to carry out a load test and then submit a certificate for the results. We require a complete set of design calculations for any items with a defined SWL to verify its construction before we can issue a certificate for it.

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This may be required by surveyors in order to check the integrity of the welds. The test is performed on a clean weld, 24 hours after the weld has been initially made; it cannot be painted or covered as it will interfere with the testing process.

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