Crane Load Testing
Total Equipment Training provides load testing services for all load bearing equipment in accordance with ASME B30.20 (below the hook lifting devices), B30.10 (hooks), B30.16 (overhead hoists) and ANSI N14.6. Call today to schedule your load test and inspection.
Examples of equipment that can be load tested:
- Overhead cranes
- Below the hook lifting devices
A load test is required for all new equipment whenever any alteration or modification has been made, and when the crane has been out of service. All equipment must be re-inspected after load testing has been performed.
Rated Load Test
Before initial use, load test and inspect all new, altered, modified, or repaired lifting devices. Rated load tests shall be done under the direction of a qualified person. A written report furnished by such person confirms the load rating of the lifter. The load rating should not be more than 80% of the maximum load sustained during the test. Test loads shall not be more than 125% of the rated load unless otherwise recommended be the manufacturer.
The rated load test includes the following operations as a minimum:
- Hoist the test load a sufficient distance to ensure that the load is supported by the lifter, or apply the required load if the test is made using a testing machine.
- After the test load is released, visually inspect the lifter for deformation, cracks, or other defects.
- If a lifter fails a load test, it shall be repaired and retested before initial use.
- Prepare a test report that identifies the device by serial number, drawing number, or other unique identifier and includes: name and title of person directing the test, date of test, and the test load.