Worlifts specialise in ON-Site high pressure hydraulic tool testing, onsite hydraulic jack testing, on-site hydraulic tool thorough examinations & On Site mobile hydraulic jack testing.
Our hydraulic bias makes us different from most lifting equipment companies, we started out as Worley Hydraulics pre 1976, this gives our customers the confidence that their hydraulic equipment is understood and safely managed in our hands.
What ‘Hydraulic Equipment’ is usually examined?
Equipment for lifting, lowering and positioning of loads. This includes hydraulic tools and jacking equipment i.e hydraulic jacks, hydraulic cylinders, hand pumps, hoses and attachments used for locating, fixing or supporting the equipment.
Our fleet of mobile ON-Site hydraulic tool examination and hydraulic tool testing vehicles are fully equipped with the latest hydraulic dynamic calibrated load testing presses (160 tonne), calibrated pressure measuring equipment & high pressure hydraulic testing equipment (40,000 psi).
To conform to current LOLER, PUWER and statutory legislation your hydraulic equipment, hydraulic tools, hydraulic cylinders and hydraulic jacks, must be thoroughly examined by a competent person and all accompanying records recorded.
Worlifts will manage your hydraulic tool inventory offering you piece of mind that your tools are fit for task and when tools are required for use they will be fully operational, reducing costly downtime!
Why would you switch to US?
The service has grown from strength to strength through all sectors of industry.
From small companies to large blue chip organization’s concerns have been raised with the fact that although they were employing persons or companies to carry out regular on site inspections and on site examinations of the full range of lifting equipment, which obviously incorporates hydraulic tools and associated hydraulic accessories most companies were only capable of offering a 'visual examination' which serves no purpose with such items as hydraulic jacks, hydraulic cylinders and associated hydraulic maintenance equipment.
Our thorough examination, thorough inspection, statutory inspection of hydraulic equipment includes dynamic testing of hydraulic cylinders through the full stroke at maximum capacity ensuring correct in use operation, hydraulic jacks dependent on manufacturer are also dynamically tested, hydraulic pumps are pressure tested ensuring pressure relief valves are correctly operational and that the working pressure is held correctly, hydraulic hoses are also manufacturer date checked, pressure tested checking for potential defective hydraulic fittings and quick release couplings.
SAFETY in mind Statement!
Worlifts always recommend that a dynamic full stroke test is performed on all cylinders and hydraulic jacks if practical during an examination, inspection or repair to confirm its functioning correctly. This type of test ensures the cylinder works correctly across its full stroke, this is even more essential when testing on-site as you may have no equipment history, making a dynamic test the only test that should be carried out.
Many companies can only perform a static pressure test to verify cylinders to be working correctly and leak free. This at best is performed at a single point in the bore but is normally performed by pressurising the cylinder against its end stop or stop ring. This part of the cylinder is rarely used and so less prone to wear and damage and if there is no stop ring in the cylinder, this type of test cannot be performed.
Even a single point pressure test is only proving the cylinder has no damage/ is leak free at that point. There could be a major score or even a mushroomed section of bore elsewhere that would go completely unnoticed.
On a final note, visual inspections without operating the cylinder really tell the inspector very little. You cannot tell the condition of the internal working parts, a cylinder can be badly bashed from the outside and yet still work perfectly, while a brand new looking cylinder may have been over pressurised in its first operation causing the bore to be distorted, both of these conditions can only be 100% be verified by dynamic testing.
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