Load Testing - Pressure Testing - Maintenance
TESTING & iNSPECTION OF ALL TYPES OF LIFTING EQUIPMENT AND LIFTING TACKLE
Overhead Travelling Cranes
Mobile elevating work platforms (cherry pickers)
Pressure testing of compressors
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Lifting equipment is evaluated according to standard from the following Organisations
International Standards Organisation (ISO)
British Standards Institute (BSI)
American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Standards South Africa (STANSA)
Australian & New Zealand (AS/NA)
European Norms (EN)
Work procedures are drawn up through of the following:
The different standards applicable to specific equipment
The requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, 85 of 1993
The requirements of the Mines Health & Safety Act, 1996
The specifications of the OEM's or their agents/representatives
EN292: Risk Management & other related standards
Legal & Compliance Auditors' recommendations
Culmen's experience with relation to local conditions
All procedures are continuously updated and new information becomes available, alternatively annually.
Equipment are subjected to one or more of the following techniques over and above visual inspection & basic measurement (laser, veneer, spirit levels etc.)
Magnetic particle inspection - Determining cracks in ferrous metals
Ultrasonic tests (Flaw & Wall) - Determining flaws in material where inaccessible to MPI or wall thickness of material.
Load/Tensile testing - Overload testing according to the manufacturing standards
Dye Penetrate - Determining cracks in non-ferrous material
Hydro-static/Pneumatic Pressure testing - Applicable to vessels under pressure.
Registration as Lifting Machine Entity at the Department of Labour (LME 112)
All technicians have applied for Lifting Machine Inspectors the Engineering Council of South Africa
Compliance to an Interim Code of Practice and the STANSA for the inspection and testing of Forklift Trucks
Culmen have accredited competent persons to do inspection and testing of pressure vessels (PV142 & PV537)
Member of STANSA Technical committees for Lift Trucks, Overhead Cranes, Mobile Cranes, Hydraulic Jacks, Mobile elevating work platforms and Lifting Tackle. STANSA is currently in the process of drafting COP for the Inspection and testing of all types of lifting equipment. Culmen are represented on all the relevant committees.
STANSA representative to ISO TC 110 Industrial Trucks.
Culmen has been guest speakers at several Safety seminars, including NOSA and AMEO
Culmen has been inspecting Pressure Vessels since 1991 and Lifting Equipment since 1993 but have well over 40 years of experience in the field.