High Capacity Proof-Load Test Packages
Hydro-Wates© offers engineering services and a complete line of high capacity water bag proof load testing packages to enable periodic testing of cranes, winches, pad-eyes, bridges, and other load carrying systems. Water bags with up to 35 metric ton capacity can be used individually or in groups to perform load tests with virtually no weight limit.
Each water bag is shipped in its own aluminum offshore storage/transport container to prevent damage in transit and to ensure that the equipment arrives at your work site ready to use. Each container is equipped with a 35 metric ton water bag and all necessary hoses and fittings.
Using the firewater or washdown water supply, a single 35 Tonne water bag can be filled in 15 – 20 minutes and drained in the same amount of time.
If requested, water metering systems are available to provide a secondary means of determining the weight of the proof load.
Hydro-Wates© also provides digital load cells and electronic displays for use with its water bag packages. Standard load cell transducers are available from 12 tonne to 120 tonne capacity, with capacities up to 1,500 tonnes available on request.
Each load cell package comes complete with capacity matched shackles, master links and a load certified aluminum tool box. The standard measurement units on load cell displays are metric tons, short tons, kilograms and pounds. Each display is equipped with a data logging system, to enable lift records to be downloaded to a notebook computer using the data link provided.
Hydro-Wates© uses Crosby® shackles and rigging hardware in all of its test packages, and has standardized on the Crosby product line to ensure dimensional and strength compatibility with all of our equipment. Proof-load and design conformance certificates are available upon request.
Water Bag & Accessory Specifications
|Storage/Transport Container (Aluminum)||72” x 48” x 36”||Carriers One (1) x 35 Tonne water bag, 2” and 3” hoses. 4,000 lb capacity.|
|35 Metric Tonne Water Bag||60” x 48” x 36” Folded||35 Metric Tonne (77,175 Lb) capacity. Fittings: 2-1/2” and 4” Quick-Disconnect Design Safety Factor: 6:1 Approvals: American Bureau of Shipping, US Dept. of Defense, International Marine Contractors Association|
|Fill-up Hose (Red)||2-1/2” x 50 ft||150 psi WP, Full-Opening Quick Disconnects|
|Drain Hose (Yellow)||4” x 50 ft||150 psi WP, Full-Opening Quick Disconnects|
|Water Distribution Manifold||6” x 24” x 24”||3,000 psi WP, 6-Way, 2" Ball Valves with 2-1/2” Quick Disconnects|
|Water Meter||2-1/2” x 2-1/2”||600 psi WP, 150 gpm, 1% Accuracy, 2” QD Fittings, Odometer Style Meter.|
|Hydrant Adaptors||Various||To suit Client’s requirements|
Load Cell & Rigging Hardware Specifications
|Tool Box (Aluminum)||48” x 36” x 24”||Carries One (1) x 120 Tonnes Load Cell, shackles and master links. 1,500 lb capacity.|
|120 Metric Tonne Load Cell||18” x 8” x 5”||Accuracy: +/- 1% , Full Scale Design Safety Factor: 5:1 Proof Load: 150% of Capacity Overload Rating: 300% of capacity w/o damage Working Temperature: 14 – 135 Degrees F Environmental: IP-67 (heavy pressure washing)|
|120 Tonne Shackle||16.5” x 21.5”||Crosby Model G2140, 120 Te WLL|
|55 Tonne Shackle||12.8” x 17.8”||Crosby Model G209, 55 Te WLL|
|Master Link, 3-1/2”||19” x 27.5”||Crosby Model A342, 279,000 lb WLL|
|Pear Shaped Link, 3-1/2”||21” x 28”||Crosby, 270,000 lb WLL|