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Derrick Proof Load Testing Services

The use of water bags for load testing offshore and onshore derricks is recognized as a safe, effective testing technique. Hydro-Wates® derrick proof load testing services provide accurate proof-load test results, ensuring compliance with regulatory and certifying authority requirements for periodic load testing. Hydro-Wates® can provide certification that your proof-load test results meet the established standards specified by API, OSHA, ASME, NSTE and others.

Using our certified load-indicating equipment and water bags, our skilled experts can develop a custom load test, complete with custom rigging, test beam and equipment configurations, to ensure that the test results are accurate and meet the test objectives.

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derrick load testing

We perform load testing for the following situations

Initial commissioning of the derrick

After repairs

Periodic inspections

Our Load Testing Solutions

Hydro-Wates® offers proof load testing services to companies across the U.S. and the world. We also offer our proof load testing equipment for rental or sale for conducting your own load tests, whether you are in need of water bags, load cells, pad eyes, or steel weights.

Use of water bags for derrick load testing provides an economical and safe method for validating the load capabilities of the derrick. Water bags can be moved into tight areas where solid weights will not fit or could not be moved into position. With water bags, the test load can be slowly applied using the rig's own drawworks, allowing for technical issues with the derrick and its hoisting and braking power to be identified and corrected before the full test load is reached. In addition, the water bags can be drained without having to lower the test weight if the hoisting system or brakes are compromised during testing.

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Address8100 Lockheed Ave
Houston, Texas 77061