Wrong sling lengths, wrong crane, no Load Moment Indicator, wrong sling angles = Accident!! The 6 P’s: Proper Planning Prevents Poor Piss Performance!!
This is what you do not want to happen. Lousy support beams that are not Certified and checked.
Complete with the added weight of the slings and other rigging, the total weight of the lift was 1,340 tonnes.
For the lift, the 2,000 tonne capacity crawler was configured with a 60 metre heavy-duty boom, 340 tonnes of turntable counterweight and 11 tonnes of carbody counterweight. A 640 tonne superlift counterweight and 30 metre radius superlift were also used. The load was lifted at 14 metre radius where capacity is 1,577 tonnes. To help complete the lift a Manitowoc 21000 crawler crane provided assistance in tailing.
Pfedelbach/Haugesund, May 2013
SCHEUERLE Self Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMTs) set standards worldwide. The southern German companies vehicles are continually involved in outstanding transports, made possible by outstanding people operating premium equipment. Mammoet Europe, one of the TII Group´s biggest customers, has transported more than ten loads of 10,000 tonnes in the first half of 2013.
10,000 tonnes of mounted structure – for anyone involved in construction, as well as those who are not, can easily imagine that delays in transportation or damage to the freight cannot be tolerated under any circumstances.
Thus, Mammoet Norway has been relying on SCHEUERLE SPMTs for a long time when it comes to ultra heavy transportation. In this case, the freight is part of a precisely orchestrated project, the Statoils “Gudrun” platform which is a fixed processing platform supported by a 7,400 t steel jacket. Aibel Haugesund, one of Mammoet Norway´s customers, is due to deliver the completed deck from its yard in Haugesund in July 2013 – a schedule calling for precise planning and reliable partners.
Aibel made an important step towards achieving this goal, supported by Mammoet and Scheuerle SPMTs. Here, 432 axles, each with a load of up to 48 tonnes, were employed. Operating with SCHEUERLE modular transporters in combination with electronic control technology developed by SCHEUERLE allows absolutely precise positioning of heavy loads. The individual modular transporters can be coupled as desired, mechanically or in an open compound within an area of 1,000 m x 1,000 m. The SCHEUERLE control technology ensures synchronous steering of all transporter units integrated in the compound. The electronic multi-mode steering makes the modular transporter very flexible and maneuverable.
This is a 70 ton rotor dropping, check out the geezer walking along the split line seconds before it falls.
Many say that it was a wire rope failure. Some say operator error, or even the crane manufacturer. The more I look at this though the less I think it was a wire rope failure. It looks more like a load brake failure to me. If it was a wire rope I think it would have dropped quicker than it did, and you would have seen the frayed ends on top of the rotor when it fell to the ground. This crane was hoisting and moving a 70 ton gas turbine rotor that was worth 8.5 million dollars. The failure almost killed two workers. They were so close to the drop that it must have been pretty traumatic for them. This is a great video for training purposes to show why you should not be standing under a load during operation.
Below a series of pictures of the participants which came from: Australia, Germany, Uruguay, Brazil, Chili, The Netherlands, Belgium, The UK, Japan, Spain, Bulgaria, France, Denmark, Italy and some Testimonials:
- This Seminar is very interested for me (especially for Transport with Hydraulic Trailers & Load-outs). I will recommend my colleagues to attend this one!!
- More Sea Transport & Lashing!!
- Great experience. Good lesson is: learn from mistakes: people usually want to forget!
- Fantastic Workshop! This presentation was excellent, perhaps 3 day Workshop would be better to allow to absorb the information
The next two Day Masterclass/Seminar “Heavy Transport & Lifting” is scheduled on the 4+5th of September 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Click here to register.