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Powerplants & Dams

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Powerplants & Dams

The Power to Serve

Besides the obvious advantages of cost-effectiveness in freighting, time efficiency during mobilization, and safer handling of the test weights during staging, the important issue of minimal floor loading is a big advantage. Testing with traditional methods in the past, especially in the heavy ranges above 200 tons required reinforcing deck structures to handle the fully laden solid weights.  Gradual application of load under test conditions has also proven essential in avoiding accidents and damage during testing. 

Proof load testing is an essential part of any inspection, repair, and maintenance program for lifting equipment. In situations where live load testing is not specifically mandated, it is still an essential element of safe maintenance and advisable for liability purposes. 

Water Weights have evolved a long way since the standard bags, originally designed for testing in the offshore oil industry. The current systems not only work in the harshest of environments but also are the safest, accurate and most efficient in testing on cranes inside plants and sites.  The use of water weights for load testing all kinds of lifting equipment is now recognized worldwide as a safe, efficient and cost-effective system in power generation facilities worldwide.

Our systems have been used successfully for decades in both conventional, renewable, and nuclear power plants and dams. We continue to serve a wide range of clients in this field in Europe, Africa, and the Americas. This is a testament to our safety culture and passion for meeting our customer requirements.  Customers include:

  • New York Power Authority
  • BNFL
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • US Dept of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation
  • Tennesee Valley Authority
  • US Dept of Energy
  • British Energy
  • Edipower
  • Enel
  • Edison
  • Electrabel
  • Sunpower
  • Iberdrola Mexico
  • Florida Power & Light
  • Idaho Power
  • Seattle City Light
  • Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Portland General Electric
  • LA Department of Water & Power
  • BC Hydro
  • Manitoba Hydro
  • Tampa Electric
  • Southern California Edison
  • First Energy
  • Southern Company
  • Georgia Power
  • Potomac Electrical Power
  • San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Philadelphia Electric Co
  • Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS)
  • BrightSource Energy
  • Sempra Generation

WATER WEIGHTS® exceptional safety standards are a key factor in this field - our bags have a proven safety factor in excess of 6:1 and conform fully with internationally-recognised LEEA 051 guidelines.

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