Derrick Load Testing

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Serving Virginia
Hydro-Wates® provides proof load testing services and water bags to buy or rent to companies across the U.S. and throughout the world

The use of water bags for load testing offshore and onshore derricks is recognized as a safe, effective testing technique. Hydro-Wates® load testing services provide accurate proof-load test results, ensuring compliance with regulatory and certifying authority requirements for periodic load testing. Hydro-Wates® can provide certification that your proof-load test results meet the established standards specified by API, OSHA, ASME, NSTE and others.

derrick load test
Derrick Load Testing

Using our certified load-indicating equipment and water bags, our licensed professional engineers can develop a custom load test, complete with custom rigging, test beam and equipment configurations, to ensure that the test results are accurate and meet the test objectives. We perform load testing for the following situations:

  • Initial commissioning of the derrick
  • After repairs
  • Periodic inspections

Hydro-Wates® offers proof load testing services to companies across the U.S. and the world. We also offer our proof load testing equipment for rental or sale for conducting your own load tests, whether you are in need of water bags, load cells, pad eyes, or steel weights.

Use of water bags for derrick load testing provides an economical and safe method for validating the load capabilities of the derrick. Water bags can be moved into tight areas where solid weights will not fit or could not be moved into position. With water bags, the test load can be slowly applied using the rig's own drawworks, allowing for technical issues with the derrick and its hoisting and braking power to be identified and corrected before the full test load is reached. In addition, the water bags can be drained without having to lower the test weight if the hoisting system or brakes are compromised during testing.

Hydro-Wates® offers turnkey testing services, including:

  • Onsite rig-up and filling of water bags
  • Supervision of field work by licensed professional engineers
  • Rigging design and certification
  • Specification of rigging components
  • Fluid pumping using high capacity gasoline, diesel, air or electrically powered pumps
  • Custom engineered lifting beams

Hydro-Wates® provides derrick load testing services worldwide for both offshore and onshore derricks. We’ve got the equipment and expertise to get the job done right the first time for your derrick load testing.



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