Guide for inspection and maintenance of cranes

August 22, 2019 5:48 am Published by

Regular inspection and maintenance are required to evaluate the risks, identify improvement needs and provide necessary recommendations. A proper crane inspection and maintenance program is very vital in improving the safety of cranes. Preventive maintenance can always reduce downtime and increase reliability.

Regular crane inspections help to identify risks and improvement opportunities. Routine maintenance includes adjusting and lubricating, which will keep them running while satisfying the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions. Routine maintenance of cranes and other lifting equipment helps to reduce the component wear and tear, unplanned stoppages, and to maintain the lifting equipment performance and availability. Compliance inspections are conducted to satisfy regulatory requirements. Regulatory inspections are performed by third parties in many countries. Pre-operational inspections are also important and should be completed by a competent person before the crane is put to use.

Routine maintenance and inspections include:

  • Checking for brake adjustments and limit switch adjustments.
  • Inspection of proper equipment lubrication
  • Inspection of correct oil level or quantity

With a strong understanding of the industry, processes and business targets, taking certified third party inspection services in UAE will be helpful in uplifting your business. Oil analysis is an important step involved in the inspection process. It includes deciding the optimal oil change timing for travelling, hoisting and traversing gears. Oil analysis can provide useful information about the condition of cranes internal gear components. The oil change analysis is performed on a regular schedule, like annually and the optimal oil change interval will be affected by both equipment usage and ambient conditions. Oil analysis is highly recommended for production critical cranes that require costly downtime or cost-intensive oils. It will help in revealing the defects that can be relevant in planning the maintenance actions.

It is the responsibility of the person conducting the crane inspection to ensure that workers and other parties are not exposed to any safety risks. A preventive inspection and maintenance program will help to ensure that the crane is safe to use. Cranes should be routinely inspected and tested even if they are not operating regularly as they can easily get deteriorated through corrosions or damages.

Dutest Industries was established in 1980 and is one of the most experienced third-party inspection services provider in the UAE. Dutest is focused on delivering high-quality lifting solutions to the clients to attain customer satisfaction and growth for the company.



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