Rig Inspection Services
Load Testing Demonstration
NOV Tuboscope Specialty Inspection Services can inspect, test and certify all types of lifting appliances on location. We are a member of LEEA in the UK and follow the latest LOLER guidelines.
Load Testing is carried out by competent inspectors who, in addition to being LEEA / NSL approved, are certified to ASNT Level II in MPI / ET. Whenever possible, we provide Eddy Current Inspection on welded padeyes and other welded components thus saving time in preparation.
Padeye Load Testing
NOV Tuboscope Specialty Inspection Services can load test padeyes from 250 KG through to 200t using our hydraulic jacking kits. The load testing can also be conducted on hard to reach locations such as under the crown by using our rope access qualified inspectors.
Crane Load Testing
NOV Tuboscope Specialty Inspection Services has its own range of Water Weights for crane load testing. They come in 12t and 35t capacities and can be combined to achieve larger proof loads. The Water Weights can be used to load test offshore cranes including pedestal cranes, gantry cranes and BOP hoists. The Water Weights can be filled and emptied in a controlled and gradual manner.
Lifeboat Load Testing
NOV Tuboscope Specialty Inspection Services carries a full complement of mini waterbags that can be used to load test lifeboats. The system NOV Tuboscope Specialty Inspection Services uses can be controlled (filled and emptied) remotely, meaning that personnel do not have to be inside the lifeboats during the load testing. NOV Tuboscope Specialty Inspection Services has also used the mini water bags to load test gangways to IMO standards. In addition NOV Tuboscope Specialty Inspection Services regularly performs load testing of lifeboat, life raft and FRC davits.
Tailored Load Testing
Should you require a piece of equipment to be load tested that is not listed above please contact us and we would be happy to offer a proposal to suit your individual needs.
We use calibrated load cells ranging from 30t, 50t, 75t through to 150t allowing for an accuracy of +/-1%.