Crane Hook Inspections

Crane Hook Inspections

A crane hook and bottom block assembly is one of the most crucial parts of any crane. Throughout each hoisting cycle the components are subjected to various loads and stresses and it is imperative that these items are regularly inspected for any types of wear, damage and cracks.

For each inspection, the bottom block is completely dismantled and the hook removed. Various methods of non-destructive testing are carried out, such as magnetic particle and dye penetrant, as well as visual and dimensional checks.

With our hook inspections, we offer live reporting which enables our engineers to forward the results direct to the customer and PLS’ head office while on site. This gives an electronic document highlighting original and current dimensions and over time, predicts the life span of the hooks.

Once satisfied with the inspection, the bottom block is re-assembled and put back into service.