These are 10 Important Things To Check During Electro-Hydraulic Crane Inspections.
In most ships, you may find between one or more cranes installed to help in lifting cargo, hose, provision and among others.
Ships that mostly use Crane
• Dry Cargo Ships
• Bulk Carriers
• General Cargo Vessels
• Container Vessels
• Reefer Vessels
• Ro-Ro Vessels
• Liquid Cargo Ships
• Crude | Product Tankers
• Heavy-lift/Project Cargo Vessel
Read more about the above-listed ships and their functions
Why we need hydraulic or electric crane onboard?
Hydraulic and/or electric Cranes are installed onboard ship to carry out heavy duty lifting and lowering of loads by means of fixed wire ropes or wrap pins to lower or higher positions by derricks.
Generally, Cranes are basically classified by their method of operations ;
• Gantry Cranes
• Jib Cranes
• Cargo Derrick
Now you know little about why we need crane onboard, types and ships required, I will like to list very important things you need to inspect and maintain Monthly. These things are for the safety and smooth operations :
• Check the limit switch for hoisting luffing and slewing.
• Check Emergency Stop
• Cable red motor insulation
• Insulation of all cable
• Grab panel insulation
• Heather for cargo winch crane
• Thermostat for high temperature
• Check the indication lamps and alarms.
The above-listed safeties are to be regularly checked during monthly or weekly inspection.
Please note all the above listed can be check including the crane manufacture Manuel recommended maintenance services.
If you have questions or something additional to add, feel free to post it on the comment box below.
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