FULL INTEGRITY LOAD INSPECTION
As a leader in the load testing field, we are the home of the IntegriCert portable load test unit. These proven dependable units can load test equipment up to 110,000 lbs. – and are adjustable to suit any size basket, box or skid.
IntegriCert provides load testing in accordance with all applicable industry standards such as: ABS, API, BP, BS/EN, DNV, ISO, Shell OPS
Our unique load testing method provides a full integrity load test of shipping containers, boxes, baskets and skids – and our equipment tests more than just the pad eyes. By simulating an actual load on the equipment, we can test the strength of the bottom, sides and overall integrity of the cargo unit. In conjunction with a load test, we may conduct a general visual inspection of the tested equipment, as well as magnetic particle (MT), dye penetrant (PT), or ultrasonic testing (UT) of attachment points and welded joints. IntegriCert provides a certificate of load test and NDE inspection results.
Contact us today to learn more about our full integrity load inspection services.
We provide in-house and on-site inspections services. Our inspection services are performed by experienced personnel who are qualified to ASNT-TC1 standards and possess Level II qualifications for MT, PT, UT, and VT.
We inspect BHA Connections, Handling tools, Hoisting equipment, Welds, Pipe, Drill Motors and Padeyes.
NDE INSPECTION SERVICES
IntegriCert offers in-house and on-site NDE (Non-Destructive Examination) services. Our NDE inspection services are performed by an experienced team of personnel who are qualified to ASNT-TC1 standards and possess Level II qualifications for MT (Magnetic Particle Testing), PT (Dye-Penetrant Testing), UT (Ultrasonic Testing) and VT (Visual Examination Testing).
We provide NDE inspection for equipment and parts including:
WIRE ROPE SLING INSPECTION
An exact determination of when to retire a sling depends on many variables. This decision should be left to the judgement of a trained and experienced professional who is capable of evaluating remaining strength in the sling. Proper allowance must be made for deterioration as disclosed by inspection. The following conditions must be taken into account when determining the safe operating condition of a sling.
- For strand laid and single part slings, ten randomly distributed wires on one rope lay, or five broken wires in one strand in one rope lay.
- For cable laid and braided slings of less than eight parts, twenty randomly distributed broken wires in one lay or braid, or one broken strand per sling.
- For braided slings of eight parts or more, forty randomly distributed wires in one lay or two broken strands per sling.
- Severe localized abrasion or scraping.
- Kinking, crushing, bird caging or any other damage resulting in distortion of the wire rope.
- Evidence of heat damage: if a wire rope sling having a fiber core is exposed to temperatures in excess of 200 degrees, or if a wire rope sling having an IWRC is used at temperatures above 400 degrees or below -60 degrees.
- End attachments that are cracked, deformed or worn.
- Hooks that have been opened more than 15% of the normal throat opening measured at the narrowest point more than10 degrees from the plane of the unbent hook.
- Corrosion of the rope or end attachments.
- Destroy retired slings
- Never expose slings to temperatures in excess of the manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Use a sling that is long enough to provide the minimum practical vertical angle.
- Never shorten a sling with knots, bolts or other methods.
- Never twist or kink the legs of a sling.
- Never load a sling in excess of its rated capacity.
- Center the load in the base (bowl) of the hook to prevent point loading.
- When using a basket hitch, balance the load to prevent slippage.
- Always protect slings from sharp edges.
- Securely hitch each sling to its load.
- Avoid shock loading.
- Never pull a sling from under a load while that load is resting on the sling.
- Never use homemade fittings and attachments.
- Never make a sling from used wire rope.
- Never use any sling that is of questionable strength and condition.
- Never use a sling unless it has a manufacturer’s identification tag on it with the safe working load limit, diameter, length, cert number and original manufacturers’ date.
LOAD CELL RENTALS
IntegriCert rents tension load cells and also offers customers third-party witness of dynamic tests using our company-owned load cells to certify whether each test was passed or failed. We rent tension load cells ranging from 12.5-ton to 150-ton capacity. IntegriCert can also use these load cells to weigh the customer’s equipment if necessary before performing the load test.
Contact us today to learn more about our load cell rentals.
OFFSHORE INSPECTION & TESTING
Because of the portability of our equipment, IntegriCert is able to easily perform any kind of load test at any offshore location. In addition, our certified NDE inspectors have years of offshore experience working with construction contractors to ensure that every weld at an offshore facility is properly inspected to ensure the highest safety standards.
Contact us today to learn more about our offshore inspection and testing services.
COIL TUBING & AIR-HOIST TESTING
For companies with air tuggers or hydraulic winches, IntegriCert’s portable hoist and winch load test unit can save you substantial money in transportation costs. That’s because we have the ability to test this equipment on-site at your facility. Our state-of-the-art portable coil tubing reel test unit has been designed to perform full integrity load tests up to 300,000 lbs. This new unit allows coil tubing companies to have a portable test performed without having to strip the product off of the reel, as well as saving expensive transportation costs because of permit loads.
Contact us today to learn more about our Coil Tubing & Air-Hoist testing services.