Bridge Crane Proof Load Testing

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Load Testing New Cranes: Newly installed cranes in manufacturing plants and other industrial facilities are required to be inspected, function tested, and proof load tested before being placed into service. This requirement is detailed in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.170. Function testing the crane at its proof load ensures that all operation features are working, most importantly the hoisting and braking functions.

Critical elements of OSHA CFR 1910.179:

  • Hoisting and Lowering at proof load.
  • Bridge & Trolley travel and braking.
  • Operational test of limit switches.


Why Choose Hydro-Wates®?

The proven benefits of sourcing your load testing equipment and services from the professionals at Hydro-Wates® include:

  • Improved safety for field personnel
  • Vital protections for your material assets
  • An easier route to standards compliance
  • Cost effectiveness and superior budget control
  • Peace of mind that comes with using the top-rated equipment in the industry


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Load Testing Repaired or Upgraded Cranes: Frequently cranes undergo heavy repairs or upgrades to the hoisting, braking, load carrying or control electronics. In these instances, the crane must be retested following the inspection criteria for newly installed cranes.

Personnel Safety: The safety of your personnel in the work area should be your number one priority. The trauma and expense of on the job injuries is not something any business owner wants to experience.

For these reasons, the engineers at Hydro-Wates®, Inc. are pleased to provide professional level load testing services, water bag equipment, and rentals to meet all of your crane load testing needs. Our complete suite of solutions for clients in the manufacturing industry includes:

  • Load testing services: We provide a complete suite of load testing services for the construction industry, including bridge crane, overhead crane and proof-load testing services. Rely on our skill and experience to generate accurate results that help you move into later project phases with security and confidence.
  • Water bag equipment: Our water bags, load cells and rigging equipment are designed to deliver outstanding performance, even in the most demanding conditions.
  • Equipment rentals: If you require heavy-duty load testing equipment for a project or application of limited duration, we offer affordable equipment rentals that help you minimize your project budget while enjoying the advantages of using the world's best-performing and most trusted industrial load testing products.


Contact Hydro-Wates® Today!

For your convenience, Hydro-Wates® is also pleased to offer a complete range of field support and load testing services to clients in need of personnel with advanced skill sets in these critical areas. To learn more, to obtain a quote, or to inquire about our products, rentals, or services, please contact a member of the Hydro-Wates® customer service team. We look forward to earning your trust and future business!

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