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Konecranes develops non-destructive crane testing methods

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article image Konecranes’ Critical Components Assessment is recommended for preventive maintenance inspections of overhead cranes

Konecranes has introduced non-destructive testing for overhead cranes designed to ensure safe operation.

Most compliance and preventive maintenance inspections rely on visual observations and measurements. However, unseen and undetected defects and/or deficiencies in load-bearing or safety-related components can lead to catastrophic failure. Certain defects and deficiencies cannot be seen with the naked eye; others may occur within components that are not normally disassembled for inspection.

Specifically designed to address these issues, Konecranes’ Critical Components Assessment utilises Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), proprietary technologies and proven techniques, combined with the experience and expertise of its certified inspectors and technicians to ensure that the crane’s critical components are free of defects and deficiencies.

To provide maximum flexibility, the various modules of the Critical Component Assessment can be applied individually or grouped in the most appropriate combination to suit any particular application.

At a minimum, Konecranes highly recommends the Critical Components Assessment for older equipment with 10+ years of service; process duty applications; equipment being used beyond the original design duty; equipment that may have been overloaded; and whenever it is recommended by the OEM.

Based on the findings or recommendations following the Critical Components Assessment, the Konecranes team can provide the required repairs, replacement parts and training to ensure the safest possible operation of the equipment. 

Konecranes also offers complete engineered solutions that maximise productivity for the client while minimising downtime and total lifecycle costs.

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