Overhead Crane Load Test
Barnhart was contracted to perform a load test of a nuclear plant and
unit’s building crane. This would consist of six tests 25%, 50% and
+100% of both the auxiliary and main Hoist. At another unit at the
plant Barnhart modified an existing frame we acquired from the plant
by welding some lugs to the frame that would allow the goldhofer
trailer to be attached and become part of the load test. We were also
able to get all the design calculations and drawings from the plant.
The frame was then tested and certified. The heaviest load was 354K.
After completing the main load test we transfer the frame and counter
weights to the turbine deck to an existing platform for a future Load
Test. The job was completed without any incidents and the customer was extremely satisfied.