Tuesday, 30 April 2019
Your lifting gear is an asset worth preserving and aside from the cost and inconvenience, the safety implications of not looking after it are dire. This article covers some common and preventable lifting gear failures such as lost markings, wear and tear and corrosion. To find out how to keep your equipment in working order – click through to the article.
Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Crane owners are faced with many demands for uptime, reliability, compliance testing and record keeping. We recently completed an onsite inspection of a jib crane that had been knocked by a forklift, dislodging the anchor rods in the concrete. To read how our crane servicing team were able to service, repair and re-certify this jib crane to Australian Standards, click through to the full article.
Friday, 16 November 2018
With engineering personnel active on Australian Standards Committees for Cranes and Lifting Tackle, Nobles, are regularly engaged to undertake refurbishment work of various lifting equipment across all industries. In June 2017, a tier 1 mining customer approached us to undertake the assessment and refurbishment of four insulated hook blocks from a crane that was originally commissioned in 1987 (MRC 20t), and later uprated in 2000 (to MRC 22t). Our engineering team encountered many challenges with this refurbishment which included resolving defects that were identified in the hooks, guards and axles. To see how Nobles were able to overcome these challenges and complete this task, click through to read the full article.
Thursday, 20 September 2018
Nobles were sub-contracted to custom design and manufacture a series of lifting and recovery blocks for heavy to medium vehicle recovery for the Australian Defence Force Land 121 program. Nobles engineered and manufactured a recovery block to ADF specifications and Australian Standards (AS 2089-2008) that was extensively tested to ensure it would never fail in the field. When the block was finally destroyed, it exceeded its designed breaking load by an incredible 50%.
The Collins Class submarine HMAS Farncomb was undergoing its Full Cycle Docking at ASC’s Osborne base with the work including repairs to the 90-tonne electric main motor. It is customary for these repairs to be conducted by cutting off the submarine’s aft section and freeing the motor to be worked upon on the shed floor. To avoid the significant expense and potential time extension to the FCD, ASC decided to repair the motor in-situ – a first for the Collins Class fleet.