MONORAIL CRANE INSPECTION IN ISKENDERUN

ALATAS’ SERVICEFIELD SERVICE  
LOCATION  EMEA / TURKEY / ISKENDERUN
EQUIPMENT  SHIP CRANE / GAINTRY CRANE
BRAND / MODELHEINR. A. SCHRODER MONO RAIL SWL 5.0 T

Introduction:

In a remarkable display of expertise and determination, Alatas Turkey technicians embarked on a mission to inspect a vessel’s monorail crane in Skenderun. Despite encountering a series of unexpected obstacles during their inspection work, these seasoned professionals emerged triumphant, ensuring the crane’s safe operation. Let’s delve into the details of their challenging yet successful endeavor.

Background:

The technicians from Alatas Turkey undertook the crucial task of inspecting the vessel’s monorail crane, a vital component of maritime operations. Their mission was to assess the crane’s condition, identify any issues, and provide a comprehensive report of their findings.

Alatas’ Solution:

In a systematic and meticulous manner, the Alatas Turkey technicians executed their inspection plan. They meticulously scoured the crane for signs of wear and tear, irregularities, and potential hazards. This process involved a detailed detection and observation phase, where they keenly identified any problems and documented their observations.

Job Scope:

The Alatas Turkey technicians commenced their journey in İskenderun and immediately focused on the monorail crane. Their commitment to thorough inspection was tested right from the start, as the absence of a basket on the crane rails hindered their ability to take measurements. These rails, upon closer examination, appeared rusty and in a poor state.

Undeterred, the technicians delved deeper into their inspection, meticulously examining the monorail crane’s spare parts on board. Precise measurements were taken to assess the crane’s condition. These measurements revealed significant details, including a height of approximately 20 meters from the dock to the I-beam and a further 12 meters from the I-beam to the main deck. The distance between the containers and the monorail crane was determined to be 2.50 meters.

To gather additional insights, the technicians referred to measurements from a similar monorail crane on another vessel, capturing invaluable reference photos.

Onboard this vessel, Alatas Turkey’s experienced technicians counted 12 wheels, 4 sheaves, 1 electrical panel, and 1 hoisting wire for the monorail crane. However, they encountered a puzzling absence of wheels for the starboard and port sides.

The technicians also noted two types of spare rails for the railway. One set, although sufficient in pieces, suffered from significant rust damage. The other set, while in better condition, consisted of a mere 8 pieces, which raised concerns about completing the railway’s restoration.

Despite these challenges, the Alatas Turkey technicians displayed resilience and adaptability, ensuring that their inspection work was comprehensive and a testament to their dedication to maritime safety and efficiency.

In summary, Alatas Turkey’s technicians, with their unwavering commitment and technical expertise, overcame unexpected obstacles to successfully inspect the vessel’s monorail crane. Their comprehensive findings will undoubtedly contribute to the vessel’s safety and operational efficiency, reinforcing Alatas Turkey’s reputation as a leader in maritime solutions.

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