How Nobles delivered a challenging crane hook refurbishment

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.

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Our super strong recovery block custom manufactured for the ADF

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%.

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Confined space 90-tonne engine hoisting in-situ maintenance solution

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.

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