There are regulations present in most jurisdictions where offshore cranes operate. Furthermore, these stipulate that the crane must have a system in place to inform the crane operator of how much weight is on the crane hook. This safe load indicator must show how that impacts the safety of the crane. This is based on the configuration that it is in at that time. The relationship between hook load and current radius is formalized in the Load/Radius chart for the crane.
In the past, the crane operator was responsible for this relationship. The crane needs to operate within the range of the Load/Radius chart at all times. It is true to say that a well trained and skilled crane operator always has this in mind. It is now possible to automate this process. As such, it can be made an integral part of the operation of the crane.
Safe Load Indicator Advances
SLI can now fully compliment a skilled crane operator. This is a result of advances in sensors, computing power and display technology. This can also improve the overall safe operation of an offshore pedestal crane. The safe load indicator system can also provide maintenance-specific information. Furthermore, this can inform about the actual amount of work the cane has done over a certain period. As a result, we can now target maintenance with precision and confidence. A great alternative to a purely time-based approach.
Crane control systems are becoming more and more solid state and electronicintegration of the SLI at the design stage is now very common. End-users may not always have a choice of what system is used. However, there are many legacy cranes still in operation where it is possible for the crane owner to choose the type of SLI for the crane. CLS can specify a broad range of SLI systems through alliances and arrangements with SLI suppliers. We can also fit and maintain these systems.
Contact us today for your SLI needs. This includes installation and replacement as well as servicing and/or maintenance. We can help you to ensure that your crane operations continue to be carried out safely.