Batam, Indonesia-based PT. Xtra Solusindo Sukses used 5t water bags and a 50t load cell from Straightpoint to complete a load test on a knuckle boom deck crane on a ship docked at a local shipyard owned by the Jan de Nul Group.
The company, a specialist in load testing, completes annual inspection of the crane, which has a safe working load of 11.6t at a radius of 6.27m and 5.3t at 12.04m. It was manufactured by Italy's Heila, a provider of custom-built marine and offshore lifting equipment.
PT. Xtra, which services oil and gas, construction and marine customers, stocks load cells ranging in capacity from 5t to 200t but in this case it chose Straightpoint's most popular product, the Radiolink plus. Commonly used in conjunction with water bags, the load cell is capable of both weighing and dynamic load monitoring.
Heru Gunawan, director at PT. Xtra, said: "Load testing is not only a legal requirement in all provinces, states and most countries, but it is also an essential part of any accredited inspection, repair, or maintenance program for lifting equipment. We cannot fulfil our role in these important processes without load cells."
PT. Xtra completes up to four load tests every month, many of which represent repeat business from regular customers. It has recently employed Straightpoint's force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell equipment on a myriad of applications, including load tests on an overhead crane in a Batam warehouse.
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