Lifting equipment is utilized in most industries of today’s economy. To obtain maximum efficiency and trouble free operations, it is necessary to constantly monitor the equipment through detailed inspections and certification.
Choose a MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE that works best for you and let us do the rest. We’ll automatically schedule your crane inspections and call to remind you when we’re coming to perform the inspection. If you choose, we’ll perform any possible repairs that can be done during inspections.
We specialize in the inspection of All Cranes – Overhead cranes, jib cranes, gantry cranes, truck cranes, rough terrain cranes, boom truck cranes, carry deck cranes, crawler cranes, hoists, jib cranes, derrick cranes, aerial man lifts, scissor lifts, man cages, lifting beams, forklifts, and rough terrain forklifts.
INSTALLATION, TESTING AND CERTIFICATION
OSHA 1910.179 regulations require that every crane installed be thoroughly examined & load tested prior to its first use. This includes all new crane installations, but also any that are refurbished, modified or moved. In some cases this may also include cranes that have been heavily modernized. Upon successful completion of a thorough examination, a report of thorough examination is issued and should be kept by the customer for as long as the crane is in service.
Our service engineers are trained and experienced to competently and efficiently install, test and certify all types of lifting equipment, even if the equipment is/was not supplied by Compliance Crane.
Properly maintained overhead cranes, through a test and inspection program, are essential to the safe and economical operation of your plant. Operators and their co-workers rely on these units performing structurally, mechanically, and functionally. An overhead crane that fails could result in injury to your employees or costly downtime.
Your overhead cranes may have been designed initially with adequate safety factors, however, overloads, fatigue or lack of maintenance can cause problems to develop. A thorough, regularly scheduled inspection and test program can identify potential problems before they cause injuries or downtime. Furthermore, early discovered defects are less expensive to repair than if they are left to develop into major defects.
Compliance Crane performs the following tests and inspections:
STRUCTURAL / MECHANICAL
Visual Inspection: A complete inspection of:
Bridge: bridge structure, welds, truck wheels, axle bearings, truck pinions, truck gears, truck pinion shaft bearings & seals, cross shaft, cross shaft bearings motor pinion, motor gear, motor gear case bearings and seals, couplings, crane alignment, bolts/rivets, end trucks, gear & coupling guards, platform, stops, railings, cage, ladders & stairways, rails, bridge brake and mechanical rail sweeps.
Trolley: structure & welds, track wheels, axle bearings, track gear, gear case, bearings/seals, couplings, load brake wheel/discs, load brake ratchet, load brake pawls/up limit travel.
Main Hoist & Auxiliary Hoist: bottom block, upper block, rope drum, drum shaft, drum gear, drum pinion, intermediate gear, intermediate pinion motor gear, motor pinion, gear case gears/seals, couplings, load brake wheel/discs, load brake ratchet, load brake pawls/up limit travel.
Wire Ropes: deterioration, stretch, wear and broken wires.
The visual inspection includes removal of inspection covers where possible to do a thorough job.
Magnetic Particle Inspection:
All critical welds, plates and castings of items listed in Part A during the visual inspection. Magnetic particle is used to identify surface cracks on ferrous material.
Dye Penetrant Inspection
All critical welds, plates and castings made of non-ferrous material and any area requiring verification in Part B. Dye penetrant is used to identify surface cracks and works on any structural surface.
All accessible pins including bridge, trolley, and hoist. Ultrasonics is a test method used to detect flaws in pins. The pins being tested must be accessible, have flat end surfaces and not have grease fittings. Use of ultrasonics limits the number of pins that might otherwise have to be removed for inspection.
FUNCTIONAL and OPERATIONAL TEST
A functional and operational test is performed to check the operation of controls, bearings, bushings, pins, gears, shafts, air/hydraulic/mechanical components, and overall operating condition.
Load tests are performed as required to meet OSHA/ASME/ANSI requirements or per your specifications.
REPORT & CERTIFICATION
Test defects are listed on Compliance Crane test report forms and described in detail on a comments sheet. Defects are classified for degree of severity. After the test, CCS personnel will review the report with the company representative. A signed, dated copy of the test report listing the defects discussed is left with the representative. Compliance Crane encourages your representative to have all the appropriate people available after the test to review the test results and to ask questions. At your office, two copies are reviewed and signed by Compliance Crane`s professional engineers. One signed report is then mailed to the designated company representative. Compliance Crane Services Inc. retains a copy of the test report on file. Units that need rework require verification or retest of completed work.
LOCATION & SCHEDULING
Compliance Crane schedules tests with each customer to best meet their individual requirements throughout the year. Compliance Crane has crews located throughout the United States and performs the tests at your site. Our service engineers are trained and experienced to competently and efficiently install, test and certify all types of lifting equipment, even if the equipment is/was not supplied by Compliance Crane
Please contact us if you require further information regarding installation and testing & load testing meeting your obligations and/or for a competitive quotation.