Wire Rope Condition Monitoring Gulf of Mexico

Wire Rope Condition Monitoring Gulf of Mexico
Alatas ServiceField Service
LocationGulf of Mexico, USA
Crane Type AHC Subsea Handling Crane
Crane ManufacturerNOV
Crane ModelOC4475 KSCE 165t

This job of wire rope condition monitoring in the Gulf of Mexico consisted of wire rope sampling, re-socketing, and destruct testing for an NOV AHC Subsea Crane. A client approached Alatas America, experts in electromagnetic wire rope inspections operating in and around the Gulf of Mexico and all across North and Central America.

Due to the high cost of wire rope replacement and AHC wires, tensile strength destruct samples and electromagnetic wire rope inspections are an accurate way to find out wires’ current condition. These two inspection methods can is also classified collectively as “condition monitoring”.

After discussions with the client’s various global technical departments and working in-line with industry standards, it was agreed that “condition monitoring” was the most efficient and accurate way forward.

Job Scope

  • Offshore Field service technician qualified to pour wire rope sockets to travel to client location for two days. 
  • Remove 5m sample of rope to send in for analysis. Two ropes worth of – 34mm and 76mm
  • Re-terminate wire ropes as per BS EN 13411-4 
  • Pour Sockets – 34mm and 76mm rope.
  • Onshore, inspect sample per ISO 4309 2017, conduct pull test to determine Actual Breaking Load (ABL),
  • Prepare an inspection report and record of ABL results. 
  • Return detailed results to the client.


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