Testing the load
Two Modulift spreader beams were used to perform a 2420t load test by Modulift’s partner Liftek International in Dubai.
Based in Poole, Dorset, UK, Modulift, a market-leading manufacturer of modular spreader beams, was recently involved in an exceptionally heavy load test in Dubai.
Two MOD 1000 spreader beams were used in a crucifix configuration to perform the test, with each beam lifting a load of 990t and the remaining load being supported directly by the crane hook.
The project was a collaboration between several specialist equipment suppliers across the world, with 600t and 500t P-6043 Green Pin shackles provided by Royal Van Beest; wireless load links, load pin shackles and T24 electronics from Load Monitoring Systems; and 110t and 50t waterbags, cable laid grommets and round slings manufactured by Liftek International.
Sarah Spivey, managing director at Modulift, says, “It’s encouraging to see our beams being used as part of such a demanding project, a real testament to the quality of our products. The MOD 1000 is ideal for this type of lift due to its relatively low self-weight. Our spreader beams are specially designed to provide a lightweight solution so that cranes can work at maximum capacity.”
All products within the Modulift spreader beam range are compliant with ASME, BS and DNV standards. Capacities range from 6 to 3000t and can be re-used without the need to re-test or re-certify even when dismantled and re-configured, wherever the lift is, anywhere in the world.