Luffing Wire Rope Damage in İskenderun, Hatay

Alatas ServiceField Service
LocationEMEA, Turkey, Iskenderun, Hatay
Equipment TypeShip Crane
Deck Crane
CranesIHI H30-26MR(20)

BACKGROUND

The Alatas Turkey technicians were on the vessel for luffing wire rope damage. During their inspection, they observed that the rope came out of the drum, became entangled twice on the slewing engine, and tore off the slewing brake hoses. Jamming was also detected in the limit switch box. They determined that the necessary procedures were rope replacement and boom repair using the harbor crane.

ALATAS’ SOLUTION

Alatas Turkey technicians traveled to the İskenderun, Hatay, and boarded the vessel for the luffing wire rope damage.

FULL WORK SCOPE

After the technicians of Alatas Turkey boarded the vessel, they conducted a with the captain.

During their inspection, they observed that the rope came out of the drum, became entangled twice on the slewing engine, and tore off the slewing brake hoses. The technicians also detected the jamming in the limit switch box. Then they inspected the drum and the tower reels and found no damage. They determined the necessary procedures are rope replacement and boom repair using the harbor crane.

The boom was be moved 1 meter upwards and kept in the safe area. While the rope was slacked. The port crane should hold the boom until the slack is made, and take the gap of the rope.

The technicians detected the overload protection is working. Luffing equipment does not have slack rope equipment.

The Alatas Turkey technicians drew the luffing wire rope straightening procedure with a diagram and planned accordingly.

They determined the shore crane, Basket, and tools and reported to the captain and inspector.

The technicians tested the adequacy of the port crane with the foreman assigned by the port.

 The technicians determined that the boom length and tonnage of the port crane were insufficient.

The other day of the job, the technicians attended the vessel again and had a meeting.

They positioned the 300-ton mobile crane to hold the boom of crane no 1.

They transferred the telescopic crane to the hatch cover with the number 2 deck crane. The rope stuck in the engine room was corrected step by step by the ALATAS team by Bosun and ship personnel, and the rope was placed in the drum.

The technicians turned crane no 1 to the parking position with the operator and taken to the parking position.

Slewing gearbox and its surroundings are not damaged. Slewing system hoses were changed by the ship crew. Luffing rope was worn on the metal surface, hence replacement is recommended.

The rope came out of the drum and entangled 2 times on the slewing engine
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