THE RENEWAL OF THE SHEAVE BEARING IN ZONGULDAK

ALATAS’ SERVICEFIELD SERVICE  
LOCATION  EMEA / TURKEY / ZONGGULDAK
EQUIPMENT  SHIP CRANE / DECK CRANE
BRAND / MODELMACGREGOR SWL 20 T 36 M / 25 T 35 M / 150 T 10 M

Introduction:

In a recent project in Zonguldak, our dedicated technicians undertook the replacement of a defective sheave bearing, ensuring the continued safety and efficiency of a vessel’s crane. This article highlights the meticulous process employed by our expert technicians, from initial assessment to the final equipment testing.

Background:

The project began when the vessel’s management sought out Alatas Turkey’s expertise to address a critical issue with the sheave bearing. The ship’s crew recognized the importance of timely and professional maintenance, leading them to contact our team.

Alatas’ Solution:

To kick off the project, our skilled technicians held a toolbox meeting with the ship’s captain and chief engineer. During this discussion, a clear plan was established, and the decision was made to lower the crane boom to the main deck for comprehensive maintenance.

Job Scope:

With a well-defined plan in place, our dedicated team of technicians traveled to Zonguldak to begin the intricate process of sheave bearing replacement. The first step involved lowering the crane boom to the main deck, setting the stage for the maintenance tasks to follow.

The meticulous maintenance process included the removal of connecting bolts, as well as a pin, and the careful disassembly of the sheave. This initial disassembly allowed our technicians to access the defective bearing. They proceeded to replace the worn-out bearing and, equally importantly, conducted a thorough cleaning of the sheave bearing housing to ensure optimal performance.

A new bearing was then expertly installed into the sheave, which was reassembled onto the crane boom. Our technicians paid meticulous attention to detail, securely mounting the pin and tightening connecting bolts to guarantee the crane’s structural integrity.

Upon the completion of the renovation process, our team performed a rigorous cleaning process to ensure the crane’s pristine condition. Following this, comprehensive equipment testing was conducted, assuring the vessel’s crew that the crane was fully operational.

As a final recommendation and in line with our commitment to safety and continued maintenance, our technicians advised replacing both the pin and the bushings. This proactive measure ensures the long-term reliability and safety of the crane.

In conclusion, Alatas Turkey’s professional and meticulous approach to sheave bearing replacement exemplifies our commitment to delivering high-quality maintenance solutions that guarantee safety and efficiency for our valued clients.

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