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steel mill "Dynex scrap car" trunnion trouble

Posted by underthehook on December 29, 2011 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (1)

A recent inspection of some Dynex 100 ton scrap cars at a steel making facility has revealed some troubling results that  crane maintenance/reliability personnel should be made aware of. During routine inspections  utilizing NDT methods  on the lifting trunnions on the scrap cars revealed extensive cracking in the base metal and  into the circumferential trunnion welds too include cracking on the backside of the trunnion welds to base metal areas. Left unchecked and or ign...

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Runaway Crane

Posted by underthehook on October 21, 2011 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

As I commented on Google +, "wonder if the Inspector was blamed for that mishap?"

See this You Tube vid, shocking!

January's here are your inspections due?

Posted by underthehook on January 31, 2010 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Okay guys!  January is here! Are your inspections comig due? Please call for an estimate, check on updating an estimate already provided or to schedule inspections.I am available to come to your facility to meet with you, do walk trhroughs and answer questions by phone, email or in person.Our new main number and fax number is336-998-0198.  My mobile number is 336-428-0887 and my email [email protected]  Feel free to call or email me with questions,r...

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Why is scheduling inspections so hard?

Posted by underthehook on January 25, 2009 at 6:11 PM Comments comments (0)

So, why is scheduling inspections so hard?  I ask myself and Tim, our Senior Inspector this question.  Steel mill scheduling is like pulling teeth.  I understand shut down and the need to not interrupt production, which we try never to do.  But, these other manufacturers of misc.???  Who doesn't know they need inspections?  Who doesn't know that inspections are required...not just by law, but in order to continue safe use of all your devices? ...

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Did You See This???

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina


A boom truck overturned yesterday on Interstate 40 to the east of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Fortunately no one was injured in the incident.


The crane, an Elliot 26105, was apparently installing new street signs, when it went over. A larger truck crane was called into lift it upright and help with the recovery, assisted by two...

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