Robotic Wire Rope Inspection Service for Bridge Inspections, Crane and Hoist Inspections

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Robotic Wire Rope Inspection Services

According to a maintenance world article on steel rope wire failures “In 1998, a crane load line broke while lifting the south topside module of the Petronius platform, dropping the module into the Gulf of Mexico. 

The cost was estimated to be around 116 million US dollars. Since 1999 more than 60 people have been killed as a result of wire ropes breaking and more than 65 associated injuries.”

Know when to replace your wire rope.

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Know When to Replace Your Wire Ropes.

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For information on robotic wire rope inspections or if you have a scope of work to submit.

Robotic Wire Rope Inspections -Locate loss of metallic area and corrosion inside wire ropes. No lane closure or bucket trucks are required. Robots are portable, wireless and accurate. No cranes, bucket trucks or visual subjective inspections. Infraspect’s (Infraspect) has developed a portable robotic wire rope inspection service that utilizes magnetic flux leakage, a non-destructive testing technology that has been around for 25 years. Magnetic Flux Leakage along with robotic non-destructive testing and interpretation software provides the most quantitative data to date for wire rope and cable inspections.

Assembly Specialty Products does a good job of explaining different issues with wire ropes here.

Typical Characteristics & Causes of Broken Wire Rope

Troubleshooting Broken Wires in Wire Rope

Wire break shows one end of the broken wire coned, the other cupped. Necking down of the broken ends is typical of this type of break. Where tension breaks are found, the rope has been subjected to overloading, either for its original strength (new rope) or for its remaining strength in the case of a used rope. Tension breaks frequently are caused by the sudden application of a load to a slack rope, thereby setting up incalculable impact stresses.

Abrasion Breaks

Wire break shows broken ends worn to knife-edge thinness. Abrasive wear obviously is concentrated at points where the rope contacts an abrasive medium, such as the grooves of sheaves and drums, or other objects with which the rope comes into contact. Unwarranted abrasive wear indicates improperly grooved sheaves and drums, incorrect fleet angle, or other localized abrasive conditions.

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From Mazella Companies

A supplier of lifting and rigging solutions

How to Inspect Wire Rope Slings According to ASME B30.9 Standards

Learn more about OSHA and ASME inspection requirements, inspection frequencies, and removal criteria for wire rope slings.

Do you know who is supposed to be inspecting your lifting slings? More importantly, do you know how often they’re inspecting them? OSHA and ASME have different inspection requirements, frequencies, and removal criteria for each type of sling—including alloy chain slings, synthetic slings, metal mesh slings, and wire rope slings.

At Mazzella Companies, we understand the amount of effort and coordination it takes to stay current on industry standards and to develop an inspection program that keeps your business in compliance. Because of this, we have a dedicated business unit made of highly-trained and qualified inspectors and technicians that focus only on rigging equipment inspections, industry compliance, and sling testing and repair.

In this article, our goal is to help you understand what is required for your wire rope slings to meet ASME standards, which in turn, will help to ensure the safety of the users, help extend the service life of the slings, and help reduce unnecessary equipment repair costs and loss of production due to equipment downtime.”

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 ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) produces guidance on wire rope care and maintenance

Wire rope inspection wire issues

Additional Infrastructure and Bridge Inspection Services

Infrastructure Inspection services and Bridge Inspections Go Robotic with the latest in robotic bridge inspection technology. Infraspect spent 5 years designing and testing the latest infrastructure and bridge inspection robotic. Developing services to exceed AASHTO and FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) inspection protocols.

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Infraspect is a complex bridge inspection, non-destructive testing (NDT), and robotic engineering company. Infraspect utilizes advanced non-destructive testing and robotic technology to produce condition assessment reports that determine the condition and deterioration of today’s infrastructure.

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