500 Tonne Horizontal Test Bed

500Te Mobile Test Bed

Are you in need of a reliable and efficient way to test bollards and anchors on site? Look no further than our 500 tonne test bed, designed to provide ease of mobilisation and robust testing capabilities.

One of the unique features of our test bed is its ability to pivot at varying angles, allowing for a wider range of testing scenarios. Additionally, the test bed can be used conventionally as a horizontal test bed in our facility, making it a versatile tool for testing a variety of equipment such as slings, hook blocks, and bespoke and specialised subsea equipment.

The lower capacity of our test bed also makes it ideal for more accurate load application for low capacity testing of below 100 tonnes. This precision ensures that your equipment is tested thoroughly and accurately.

Our test bed has a bed length of approximately 5.7 meters, with a ram stroke of 1.2 meters. It can be used to test equipment up to 2 meters wide, fitting inside the test bed with ease. The main beam construction has been designed specifically to allow it to apply a distributed load along a length of 3.8 meters.

Furthermore, the cylindrical pipe design of the main beam makes it the perfect equipment to test subsea ploughs. This allows for efficient and effective testing of your subsea ploughs, ensuring that they meet the necessary requirements for your project.

Proof Load Testing FAQ

Proof load testing is a type of test performed on structures or equipment to verify their load-bearing capacity. The test involves applying a specific load or force to the structure or equipment and measuring how well it performs under that load.

The purpose of proof load testing is to ensure that structures or equipment can withstand the loads or forces they are designed to handle. This helps to prevent accidents, ensure safety, and extend the lifespan of the equipment or structure.

Any structure or equipment that is designed to bear a load, such as cranes, bridges, towers, and buildings, may require proof load testing. Other examples include lifting slings, shackles, and hoists. If you’re unsure if your equipment or structure requires proof load testing, contact a reputable company like Durham Lifting for advice.

Proof load testing helps to ensure the safety and reliability of structures and equipment, which can reduce the risk of accidents and improve overall performance.

It can also help to identify any weaknesses or defects in the structure or equipment, allowing for repairs or improvements to be made before they become a problem.

At Durham Lifting, we prioritize safety and reliability in all of our proof load testing services.

The frequency of proof load testing depends on various factors, such as the type of equipment or structure being tested, its age and condition, and the level of usage. It is typically recommended that proof load testing be performed at least once a year, or more frequently if the equipment or structure is subjected to heavy use or extreme conditions. Durham Lifting can advise you on the appropriate frequency of proof load testing for your equipment or structure.

Booking a proof load testing service with Durham Lifting is easy. You can contact us by phone, email, or through our website to request a quote and schedule a testing date that is convenient for you. Our team will work with you to ensure that your equipment or structure is tested safely and efficiently.


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