Rope Attachment Inspection & Re-Certification Service
RBD rope attachments are proof load tested to at least 2.5 times the required safe working load followed by Non-Destructive Testing. The high standard of manufacture & testing means that with regular inspection and maintenance RBD attachments can have an operational life of ten years of more. To assist customers with the regular maintenance of attachments and to help them avoid any potential problems with wear, corrison & fatigue of equipment RBD offers its customers a Rope Attachment Inspection & Re-Certification Service.
The Importance of Regular Inspection
Rope attachments are subject to varying degrees of corrosion and wear depending on shaft conditions and workload so regular inspection of attachments is essential and is a regulatory requirement in most countries. It is important to recognise that if problems go unnoticed and repair and maintenance measures are not taken an attachment can fail. To help maintain the highest possible level of equipment safety RBD recommends that the owner-operator makes a thorough visual inspection of their attachments on a regular basis.
RBD's Inspection Capabilities
RBD has built-up considerable experience analysing the performance of rope attachments in various working conditions and identifying potential probelms with mechanical wear, corrosion and fatigue in attachments. The company maintains an archive so it is possible to trace an attachment's history to the original manufacturing specification from the serial number stampings or from the original Certificate of Manufacture.
Inspection & Technical Consultation
Customers participating in the Inspection & Re-Certification programme recieve a report giving details of the findings of the RBD examination and if necessary any recomendations for repair & maintenance. RBD inspectors are certified to at least CGSB Level II and follow procedures developed by RBD for each type of attachment. If you would like further information about of the Inspection & Re-Certification Service in Canada or elsewhere in the world please contact us.
Suspension Gear Inspection & Re-Certification Service
The service includes:
- De-greasing, cleaning & shot blasting.
- Visual & dimensional examination in accordance with product drawings, work instructions, UK national Coal Board standards or international standards as appropriate.
- Magnetic particle examination by Level II qualified inspectors -in accordance with NCB specifications. All MPI equipment is calibrated.
- Proof load test facilities up to 120 tons -as required.
- Design & engineering support as required.