With a track record spanning nearly 20 years and taking in many of the biggest worldwide names in lifting, load-testing and inspection, the Seaflex WaterLoad™ range of crane testing weights comes in a range of capacities from 1t to 100t - to allow them to be used singly or in clusters of up to 300t from a single hook. Multiple clusters can be utilised for larger test loads.
Smaller versions of these water weights have also been developed by Seaflex for the proof test of lifeboats, gangways and other load-bearing structures
Innovation to Improve Operation
While the water weight bag concept is nothing new, Seaflex crane testing bags incorporate several unique features to make the user’s life easier and to cut down on unproductive time during the test cycle.
The Seaflex 'J' Tube (or swan-neck) filling system can be positioned anywhere over the hem of the waterbag after attachment to the crane hook / load test point. This neatly avoids the risk of the filling hose finding itself trapped between bags, as can happen to bags with fixed filling points.
All our WaterLoad™ bags are now fitted with a 4 inch bronze camlock coupling which accepts a 4 inch discharge hose, the largest fitted to any proof test bags in the market today. This arrangement can empty our most popular 35t unit in under 13 minutes, meaning that less unproductive time is spent draining Seaflex waterbags after a test – which over time will become a major time and cost saving to Seaflex customers. Via a double-outlet system, we have timed the emptying of our new 100t waterbag at just over 15 minutes.
The handling of Seaflex waterbags is simplified by delivery in their own dedicated ISPM 15 compliant timber storage and transit box. This allows the bag to be hoisted straight out of the box for filling and, when emptied, lowered and flaked back down into the box with minimal onsite handling –reducing manpower requirements, cutting down on-site time and keeping the bag protected when not in use.
No matter where in the world you are, and whether you are looking to buy waterbags to test a lifeboat or to rent waterbags to test a crane, you can come to Seaflex with confidence. Confidence that when you come to us you will be getting the best waterbags in the business, with the strongest testing and servicing regime, via the largest global network of waterbag support bases – all combining to offer you the best value for money and peace of mind in the industry.