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Steel Weight Proof Load Testing

Hydro-Wates® provides crane, hoist and beam steel weight proof load testing services are for applications where low headroom, restricted access or limited test area prevent the use of water test weights. In many cases they can be more economical than using water test weights, particularly for smaller machines. Steel weights are well suited for testing the following lifting appliances:

  • Low headroom cranes
  • Small overhead hoists running on I-beams trollies
  • Small jib cranes
  • Cranes located in confined spaces
  • Building elevators
  • Construction elevators
  • Manlifts
  • Forklifts

Hydro-Wates® maintains an extensive inventory of steel test weights, with carrier baskets and lift stands. Our individual steel test weights range in size from 25 lbs up to 2,500 lbs, with the larger weights configured to enable stacking on lift stands.

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Load Testing Jib Crane with Steel Weights in 2,000 lb WLL Basket

Steel Test Weight Advantages

All of our weight carrying stands and baskets have been designed and developed by qualified experts, and are provided with extensive certification packages. All weight carrying appliances have been proof load tested to a minimum of 200% of working load limit (WLL). Each individual test weight can be provided with a scale weight certificate traceable to ASME and NIST standards. The advantages of steel test weights include:

Low working height, to enable use in limited headroom applications

Proof load tested carrier baskets and lift stands to ensure operator safety

Compact and capable of being moved into tight spaces, using rollers, if necessary

Can be lifted using shackles and other standard rigging hardware

Stackable in capacities up to 10 tons

Smaller test weights (50 lb) can be hand carried by technicians into restricted areas

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Houston, Texas 77061