Testing with Water Weights is a flexible method and can be performed both onshore and offshore
Load test of lifting equipment in our test bench
In our horizontal test bench we are able to carry out pull tests up to 1,200 ton and breaking tests up to 900 ton. The special design of the bench enables us to do pull tests (angle tests) of subjects up to 500 ton and 7 meters wide. All tests are performed in a controlled, safe environment. Our load test facilities are in many ways unique allowing us to support companies from many different industries - all over Europe. Our large 1,200-ton test bench can be adapted to several types of equipment, which means that we can also perform tests of our customers' self-developed products and prototypes.
CERTEX Danmark A/S also has a 150 ton test bench. This bench is designed to test smaller subjects such as DNV GL 2.7-1 offshore chain slings, which we test in connection with the statutory 4-year inspection.
Unique load test facilities
Our specially designed test bench, which you will find in our test center at the harbor in Esbjerg, gives us the unique opportunity to load test and break test several types of items and equipment.
We perform tests on equipment such as:
- Steel wire rope
- Fibre slings
- Anchor chains
- Lifting chains
- Lifting beams
- Lifting fittings
Load test documentation
Our 1,200 ton test bench can record data for the test and output these as graphs and/or data in Excel. The test bench is equipped with precise sensors that detect any elongation of the test item, it also measures ton vs. time as well as the pulling speed of the bench. The load test can also be recorded on video, which is handed over to the customer as documentation together with the recorded data. Below you can see videos from tests carried out in our 1,200 ton test bench.
Contact our load test specialists
If you have lifting gear you need load tested, please send us a request.
More about our load test facilities
See or download a pdf of our brochure to learn more about our load test services.