Crane Load Test

If you’ve recently had a crane installed or repaired at your company, you may not know why it is so important to pass an inspection and what type of crane test weights should be used. In this article, we will talk about the service we provide to you and the reasons why you should use our service.

Why Should We Have A Crane Load Test? 

By regulation of Turkish Republic The Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MLSS), all active cranes must be inspected annually. Daily or weekly uses can wear down the essential components of cranes. This corrosion can lead to malfunctions, or worse, put you, your team or your company. 

Routine inspections can help identifying potential risks and prevent high costly or irreversible accidents before they happen. 

Periodic Crane Load Test

With Stackable Steel or Cast Iron Crane Test Loads

Steel or cast iron loads are generally prefered by companies as crane test loads. These test loads can be stacked easily. Steel test loads are more convenient for load testing of cranes in confined space practises with low headroom and where the use of water-filled test loads are not possible.

Steel test loads can range from a few kilograms to 10 tons or more, and larger weights are designed to enable stacking on lift stands.

The advantages of steel test loads are:

  • Provides low working height for use in limited headroom practises.
  • When testing multiple cranes, it can leave test loads intact. So that, it can save time by enabling to test another crane.
  • Operator safety can be ensured by using load-tested carrier baskets and lifting stands.
  • Compacts, and if needed, rollers can be used to move crane test loads into narrow spaces.
  • It can be lifted by using chains and other standard rigging equipment.
  • Smaller test weights can be manually moved by technicians to constricted areas.

With Concrete Test Loads

Concrete test loads are similar to steel test loads. They are a kind of stackable test loads. But they are not as popular as steel loads. Due to density, they are less than steel or cast iron in weight, however, their volume is greater than steel test weights. Thus, it is not a convenient option to work with.