Testing and Inspections
Annual Crane Testing
Our Employees are Certified Crane Inspectors Tested By the Non-Profit Crane Certification Association of America
0-100 Ton Crane Certification Accreditation
Types of Cranes we perform inspections:
- Digger Derricks
- Knuckle booms
- Boom Trucks
- Sign Trucks
- Lattice Cranes
- Platform Trucks
- Carry Decks
- Mobile Telescopic
- Hot sticks
- Utility Bucket Truck
- Man Lifts
- Auto cranes
We are federally and state regulated to perform these tests. Our forms we use and costs to perform these tests are a phone call away. Please call our staff with your questions. We are very competitive on our pricing, but our service is second to none.
Dielectric Bucket Truck Testing
The term Dielectric Bucket Truck Testing is a contraction for high potential, which means high voltage testing. Hi-pot testing has more commonly been further shortened to Dielectric Bucket Truck Testing which becomes a widely accepted term for the process for applying high voltage to a device in order to determine the status of its electrical insulation. Although Dielectric is a commonly used word, there are many it has many terms with similar or identical meanings. Voltage withstand testing, dielectric strength testing and insulation breakdown testing and are popular terms synonymous with Dielectric Bucket Truck Testing.
Dielectric Bucket Truck Testing uses either an AC or DC stimulus voltages dependent on the test specification. The Dielectric Bucket Truck Test is the most popular form of electrical safety testing. Products which operate from line voltage often require production line Dielectric Bucket Truck Testing on a 100% basis. Besides hi-pot testing, ground bond testing and insulation resistance testing are also often required. The test voltage for Dielectric Bucket Truck Testing is usually specified by the applicable safety standard. As a general rule, the Dielectric Bucket Truck test voltage is twice the line voltage plus 1000 volts. Typically Dielectric Bucket Truck Testing is conducted for a specified time period, for example 1 minute. Many times standards will permit a reduction of the Dielectric Bucket Truck Testing period, to as little as one second, when the test voltage is increased. For more information on our Crane Inspection services, click here (PDF - 792 KB)
ANSI/SIA A92.2-2001 & OSHA CRANE COMPLIANCE LAWS STATE:
8. Responsibilities of Owners
8.1 General responsibilities. Each owner SHALL comply with the requirements of this section. The following responsibilities pertain to the owner's inspection, testing, maintenance, modification, training, and transfer of ownership. These activities SHALL be performed by a qualified person(s).
8.2 Inspection and Testing Classifications
8.2.1 Initial Inspection and Test. Prior to initial use, all new or modified mob SHALL be subject to inspections and tested to ensation by the manufacturer, the installer or an equivalent entity(s), meets this requirement.
8.2.2 Regular Inspection and Tests. The Inspection procedure for mobile units is divided into two classifications based upon the intervals at which inspections and tests SHALL be performed. Intervals SHALL be set by the owner in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. Such intervals are dependent upon component function and exposure to wear, deterioration and other agents which adversely affect component life. Two classifications are designated: Frequent Inspection and Test: Daily to monthly interviews
Periodic Inspection and Test: One to Twelve month intervals.
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