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Document ID (ISN)108155
CIS number 08-704
Year 2006
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 434
Author(s) McCann P., Smith D.T.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Axial fatigue tests on wire rope slings used for offshore containers
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. vi, 13p. Illus. 7 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract The offshore industry uses a variety of containers for the transportation of equipment. These containers are permanently fitted with their own lifting attachments, which are subjected to repeated dynamic loading in a hostile corrosive environment. In the United Kingdom, five-legged wire rope sling sets are used, while in other countries, chain attachments are prevalent. The Health and Safety Laboratory measured the dynamic loads on steel wire ropes resulting from various lifting operations between a semi-submersible installation and a supply vessel. Measurements were deliberately taken in heavy seas to identify the worst loading conditions which could occur. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) lifting of loads; container handling; fatigue testing; offshore oil extraction; anchor ropes
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; materials testing; containers; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry