Water Weights

Water Weights are a practical & flexible way of load testing to 600 tonnes.

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Water Weights bags are for providing a load, in place of dead weights, for load testing or ballasting. Water Weights is the first system to allow safe and practical use of water as a weight for load testing.

Capacity Size Weight Size when filled
(tonnes) (kg) Empty & rolled (m) (kg) Height (m) Diameter (m)
1 1,000 0.9 x 0.56 x 0.56 23 2.3 1.2
2 2,000 1.0 x 0.6 x 0.6 45 3.5 1.6
2L 2,000 1.0 x 0.6 x 0.6 40 2.1 1.9
3 3,000 1.03 x 0.6 x 0.6 65 4.0 1.9
5 5,000 1.07 x 0.7 x 0.7 100 4.6 2.0
5L 5,000 1.07 x 0.7 x 0.7 95 2.5 2.7
10 10,000 1.1 x 0.8 x 0.8 135 5.8 2.5
12L 12,000 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.8 140 4.0 3.0
20 20,000 1.1 x 1.0 x 1.0 230 5.8 3.5
35 35,000 1.7 x 1.2 x 1.2 340 7.0 4.2

 

Flexibility

Water Weights bags are used for suspended loads or deck loads using any number of bags for loads up to 600 tonnes. Bags are made in standard sizes as in the table below, but special bags can be manufactured to any practical shape or size.

Engineering

The load is always measured with a certified load cell allowing for 1% accuracy where required.

Economical

For transportation, the bags with load cells weigh approximately 1.5% of achieved load, thus keeping transportation costs, storage space and floor loading to a minimum.

Practical

In use the bags are the most practical method of performing load tests, with test loads being applied gradually, and a minimum of handling to achieve various loads, means time taken can be considerably reduced.

Safe

The bags themselves are fully tested to a minimum of 1.5 times their rated capacity.