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

Hydro-Wates stocks and maintains an inventory of pad eye testing machines that can be used in conjunction with our water bag testing equipment to proof load test pad eyes on a variety of structures, including cranes, vessels, cargo baskets, and overhead lift points, to name a few. Pad eye testers are used in instances where the pad eye is deck mounted or in a hard to reach location, inaccessible or with limited headroom to allow for the use of water bags.

We design and engineer our own pad eye tester reaction frames and pulling mandrels to ensure the highest level of component structural integrity, safety and reliability. Our current inventory includes 10, 20, 30 and 60 ton pad eye testers. In addition, all of our pad eye testers come equipped with Enerpac® hydraulic cylinders, pumps and calibrated pressure gauges. Hydro-Wates can provide certification that your test results meet the established standards specified by API, OSHA, ASME, NSTE and others.

Pad Eye Testing Safety

Pad eyes, or lifting lugs, are attached to a wide range of products and structures and are attached by welding, bolting or riveting. They are used primarily for lifting or tie-down applications. Pad eye failure can result in dropping of the load and rigging gear, resulting in damage to the materials being tested and potential injuries to the riggers. Testing is performed to ensure that the pad eyes are securely fastened and that the pad eye can accommodate the weight to be lifted or suspended. Hydro-Wates pad eye testing machines are available for this purpose, and are available in sizes to generate proof load test forces up to 60 tons.

Whether you are performing the load test of pad eyes yourself or Hydro-Wates is performing the work, our equipment will provide accurate and reliable results. The pressure gauges provided with our pad eye tester hydraulic pumps are calibrated annually, with accuracy certification traceable to NIST standards.

                      20 ton Pad Eye Tester in use on                                                          10 ton Cantilever Pad Eye Tester on

                              Equipment Lift Frame                                                                                Compressor Skid Frame

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