Testing the workload of lifting equipment
Hoisting and lifting equipment should be tested periodically. After several years of re-certification, the license may not be renewed by only doing a visual inspection. The product then must be tested physically. This will be done by exposing the product to a predefined test load. After that, the product gets checked and if everything is good, the certificate can be renewed again. Your materials will now meet the latest work instructions again.
The product will be tested in a test bench. Kwint has got a test bench in Groningen that can exert pressure up to 150 ton. We’ve also got possibilities for higher test loads if needed. You can send your products to our location, where we will test it.
Mobile test bench
When you have a lot of products to test, then it may be more convenient to execute the tests at your location. For example, because you cannot miss the products. Therefore Kwint is owning a mobile test bench. We can drive to your location so one of our inspectors can test your materials and products at your place.
When you really need to make sure the product is good, or when you don’t want to test the product physically with a test load. Fortunately there are a number of alternatives.
MPI stands for Magnetic Particle Inspection or Magnetic Crack Detection. A magnetic research is one of the most successful solutions to trace irregularities in welding, structural defects and micro-cracks in welds and / or load-bearing (structural) loads. Defects that are not easy to detect visually. You can execute a Magnetic Particle Inspection at Kwint.
For the test periods, please see the subject inspection. Besides a MPI, Kwint can also test products with an X-ray research.