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Proof Load Testing

Proof load testing of equipment is performed to establish fitness for use. Proof load testing is generally performed prior to initial use, periodically to confirm on-going fitness for use, and also following repairs to critical load carrying components.

In addition to cranes, equipment and machines which are typically proof load tested include lift beams, spreader beams, custom lift frames, slings, custom sling configurations, hoisting frames, derricks, pad-eyes, winch foundations, and other load bearing structures. Hydro-Wates® can provide certification of proof load test results to nationally and internationally recognized standards specified by API, OSHA, ASME, NSTE, IMO and others.

Generally proof load testing is performed at loads in the range of 10% to 25% over the normal working load limit (WLL) of the device being tested. However, in some cases the test load is greater and should always be in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommended practice.

Crane Testing

Crane Testing

Cranes being used in any industry can be load tested using water bags. Hydro-Wates offers proof-load testing services to companies across the United States and the world.

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Lifeboat Davit & Gangway Testing

Lifeboat Davit & Gangway Testing

Hydro-Wates maintains an extensive inventory of water bags, load cells, water meters and ancillary equipment which can be used to proof load test lifeboat davits and personnel gangways in compliance with SOLAS requirements.

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Bridge Testing

Bridge Testing

Using Hydro-Wates® water bags and certified load-testing equipment, our licensed professional engineers can develop a custom load test for your bridge, complete with custom equipment configurations, to ensure that the test results are accurate and meet the test objectives.

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Derrick Load Testing

Derrick Load Testing

The use of water bags for load testing offshore and onshore derricks is recognized as a safe, effective testing technique.

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Pad Eye Testing

Pad Eye Testing

Hydro-Wates® offers pad eye testing services up to 100 tons using our own in-house pad eye testing machines and personnel.

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Proof Load Testing Services

Proof Load Testing Services

Proof load testing of equipment is performed to establish fitness for use. Proof load testing is generally performed prior to initial use, periodically to confirm on-going fitness for use, and also following repairs to critical load carrying components

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Spreader Beam Testing

Spreader Beam Testing

Spreader beams of all types can be proof load tested using water bags. Hydro-Wates has extensive experience load testing the following types of spreader beams.

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Steel Weight Testing

Steel Weight Testing

Hydro-Wates® provides crane, hoist and beam proof load testing services using steel test weights in applications where low headroom, restricted access or limited test area prevent the use of water test weights.

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Miscellaneous Load Testing

Miscellaneous Load Testing

Hydro-Wates has the capability to design, engineer and fabricate custom test fixtures and water bag rigging arrangements to enable proof load testing of irregularly shaped products, fixtures or structures.

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