Load Testing

Load Testing


At UMC we have successfully completed load tests from cranes and lifeboats to winches and padeyes for our clients both onshore and offshore.

We have the capabilities to carry out load testing utilizing water weights for loads up to 250 metric ton. UMC has carried out this service witnessed by class authorities (IACS) to satisfy their requirements.

Our technicians are skilled and experienced, bringing a level of safety and expertise to the job. We have safely, efficiently and accurately carried out lifeboat and crane load tests for our clients whilst on location and in shipyards.

We utilize “sausage bag” water weights (see images) which are installed inside your enclosed lifeboats. This reduces risk to personnel and the structure of the craft whilst keeping your unit in line with all class, regional government and international governing bodies. Our skilled technicians have years of experience so you can be assured that this procedure will be completed safely and without incident.

Our load testing equipment conforms to all required standards. Our load cells are professionally maintained and designed to be fit for purpose to ensure that when carrying out load testing work it will be in line with the recognized standards and to your requirements, with little disruption to your on-going operations.

Our water weights and load cells are also available for short term hire.