Crane load testing is a statutory requirement as it detects malfunctions and errors that can occur due to high load stress and reduces the risk of any major accidents. Cranes used in the marine and shipping industry undergo regular load tests to make sure that they are in proper working order before being used to lift heavy-duty weights. Some terminals in Australia require load test prior to cargo operation.
AIS Marine & Offshore are equipped with licensed test equipment and provides a wide range of services to carry out highly effective crane load test in Australia.
Load testing in accordance with mandatory marine industry standards determines the proof testing, certification and safety of any kind of cranes and other weight lifting equipment.
We at AIS Marine & Offshore offer safe and reliable load tests up to 1,000 tones or higher and also provide test certificate for a wide range of marine weight lifting equipment, which include:
- Deck Crane
- Provision crane
- Engine Room Overhead crane
- Life Boat Davits
- Rescue Boat Davits
Highly Effective Load Test Service and Fully Trained Engineers in Australia
During the crane load testing process, the cranes are overloaded to examine their capacity and condition – whether the cranes can safely lift and move the load continuously. AIS Marine & Offshore conducts crane load tests as per class requirements.
Our highly trained and experienced engineers are experts in handling all latest equipment and technologies to provide you with a hassle-free crane load testing service.
Other than dynamic load testing with water bags, our engineers also use load cells to conduct static pull load testing on engine room overhead cranes, hose handling cranes, provision cranes and more.
Water bag crane load testing is conducted up to a proof load of 250 ton or higher on client request. All crane load tests are conducted in accordance to AIS Marine designed load test protocols to suit the needs of class. We also provide certificates upon successful completion of the load tests.
What Does the Crane Load Test in Australia Include?
It is mandatory to make sure the following functions are properly working before the cranes are put into use – from hoisting, lowering and trolley travel to bridge travel, limit switches, locking and safety devices.
Our wide range of load testing services includes:
- Proper examination of crane sheaves, hook blocks, crane structure and crane ropes.
- Adjusting and testing crane machinery and safeties.
- Testing safe load indicators for actual load and radius indication.
- Properly setting up the cranes for overload testing.
- Conducting the load test as per AIS Marine load test protocol.
- Taking note of the crane parameters which includes SWL (Safety Working Load) and Proof Load.
- Ensuring that the cranes are totally overload protected by setting all safeties to SWL.
Having a crane load test in Australia by our professional and fully trained engineers ensures that the tests will be conducted in hassle-free manner. If you want to learn more about our crane load testing services in Australia, contact AIS Marine & Offshore today.