INSPECTION & TROUBLESHOOTING THE CRANES IN CANAKKALE

ALATAS’ SERVICEFIELD SERVICE  
LOCATION  EMEA / TURKEY / CANAKKALE
EQUIPMENT  SHIP CRANES / DECK CRANES
BRAND / MODELMACGREGOR

INTRO

Alatas Turkey’s expert technicians recently carried out a comprehensive inspection of four cranes, revealing various maintenance issues that require prompt attention. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the challenges they uncovered and the solutions they recommended to ensure the continued safe and efficient operation of these cranes.

BACKGROUND

The technicians from Alatas Turkey embarked on a journey to Canakkale, responding to a customer’s request for a thorough crane inspection. Upon arrival, they wasted no time and got down to work, meticulously assessing the cranes to identify any potential issues.

ALATAS’ SOLUTION

The dedicated team of Alatas Turkey technicians left no stone unturned in their crane inspection. Their methodical approach involved conducting inspections and tests to pinpoint any faults. Subsequently, they documented their findings and provided valuable recommendations to address these issues effectively.

JOB SCOPE

The examination of the four cranes yielded a range of maintenance challenges that demand immediate attention. Let’s delve into the specific issues encountered with each crane:

  1. Crane No. 1:
    • The interior light was found to be non-functional and needed replacement.
    • Multiple oil leaks were identified in various components, such as the luffing drum seal, luffing hydromotor, hoisting drum seal, slewing brake solenoid valve, and hydraulic block number 1128. The technicians recommended renewing the sealing equipment.
    • Rust and corrosion were observed at hydraulic hose connection points, necessitating the replacement of damaged hoses.
    • An electrical panel bypass was discovered, requiring correction and the replacement of faulty equipment.
    • High oil levels with associated leaks were detected, calling for prompt resolution.
  2. Crane No. 2:
    • Similar oil leaks were found in accumulator hoses, hydraulic block number 3127, hoisting and luffing pumps, luffing hydromotor hoses, and the solenoid valve group, demanding attention.
    • An incident involving a pump hose change resulted in an oily engine room, requiring cleaning and continuous monitoring for oil leaks.
    • The slewing hoses required O-ring replacement.
  3. Crane No. 3:
    • Issues arose with limit switch boxes left open after sailors changed the reels, hindering limit control and necessitating a thorough inspection and potential adjustment.
    • Oil leaks were observed in hoisting and luffing pumps, slewing hoses, luffing hydromotors, and hydraulic block number 1128, mandating the renewal of sealing equipment.
    • High oil levels with associated leaks also required swift resolution.
  4. Crane No. 4:
    • Oil leaks were identified in the hoist and luffing pumps, luffing hydromotor hoses, and the solenoid valve assembly. The technicians recommended checking sealing equipment and hose connections.
    • High oil levels with associated leaks were detected in both hoisting and luffing systems, demanding corrective action.

Across all cranes, the Alatas Turkey technicians discovered rust and corrosion on various components, highlighting the need for immediate renewal to ensure the safety and efficiency of the cranes. These diligent professionals are committed to ensuring that these vital machines continue to operate smoothly and safely.

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