Test Machine

Skid Fabrication

Under Pressure Testing at Height


Hydraulically Stressed Out!


Worlifts testing department were contacted to attend site, produce a detailed testing quotation for carrying out a number of proof load tests to fully welded skid lifting lugs.

This is when things changed, our engineer believed that the full fabrication package was within our scope of supply, all necessary drawings were issued, a fixed price fabrication and testing price was submitted and the rest is history.  A job from start to finish, we hope to work with our client again shortly.

Following a successful site visit Worlifts were to instructed to carry out independent on site examination and testing of multiple concealed lifting points at a top UK hotel.

The project required careful planning as to not to interrupt planned events and paying guests. Utilising calibrated hand test weights, calibrated load measuring and deflection measuring equipment loads were applied increments as per the customer's test plan. Following successful test results on random points as per the customer's request, noncritical and disused points were subject to additional proof load testing of up to working load limit + 200 %.

The customer for who this was the first time he had used Worlifts commented 'the engineers who attended site were punctual, approachable and flexible'.

Documents such as risk assessments and method statements were produced in advance for review and accompanying certificates followed.

Special high pressure stressing cylinders were sent into our hydraulic workshop for detailed examination, quotation for full hydraulic overhaul and the request of specific testing criteria following hydraulic repair.

Worlifts engineers fully stripped the hydraulic stressing cylinders checking for minor or major defects, a report was issued of our findings detailing all components that would be required to return the hydraulic cylinders to working condition. On receiving the official purchase order service kits were manufactured to samples, some piston rods were ground and replated, cylinder bores were polished and all high pressure couplers were replaced.

The final testing criteria was so specific that pressure testing following repair was carried out at our premises and the hydraulic stressing cylinders were then subject to further witness tests as attended by the client and a third party on a specially designed test bed. Satisfactory results were achieved and the appropriate certification issued to our client.

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