Hoist Runway Beam Design, Supply, Installation, Inspection and Load Test
Hoist & Winch design, supply, install, load test & LOLER Certify hoist runway beam systems to meet customers individual requirements in all industries.
Where possible and subject to building structure verification we can often design a solution which involves fixing a new hoist runway beam to the customer’s existing steel building frame. This is quite often the case for modular steel buildings found in heavy process industries such as Cement, Chemical and Pharmaceutical works.
In these case’s as the existing building structure is generally designed to support heavy plant additional hoist runway beams can be installed to carry relatively high safe working loads.
For conventional portal frame design buildings it is also sometimes possible to install a new hoist runway beam supported from the building portal frame structure although in these cases the permissible safe working loads will generally be lower than for modular steel buildings described above.
Where it is not possible to utilise the existing building structure to support a new hoist runway beam we can design a totally free standing goal post type structure which is bolted to a concrete floor using suitable anchors or in some cases a design solution which uses a combination of free standing goalposts and the existing building structure.
Subject to floor foundation loading verification a totally free standing goal post type structure can be designed to carry relatively high safe working loads to suit the customer’s needs.
Hoist runway beams can be straight, feature bends or completely circular to suit the application requirements.
As part of the design process Hoist & Winch calculate the required hoist runway beam sizes for the safe working load to be carried and these calculations will form part of the project file and be used as a basis for the load testing procedure carried out on completion of Installation .
Where calculations are required to verify the suitability of an existing building structure or floor foundation the customer will often arrange this themselves by consulting the building architect. However, if this is not possible we can engage a suitable Structural or Civil Engineer to survey the building and provide the necessary design calculations.
Once the design is complete a General Arrangement Drawing approval procedure is carried out with the customer which includes the selected hoist unit dimensional details in order that all dimensional clearances are thoroughly checked to ensure that the system installed will perform the required lifting tasks.
Following approval of the General Arrangement Drawing the system is fabricated and installed on site using our own team of suitably trained Site Engineers. Where possible installation is carried out using general rigging equipment supported from the existing building structure whilst in some cases the customers own fork-lift truck or telehandler may also be used. When the latter is not possible or practical then a suitable mobile crane or other item of specialist lifting equipment will be hired in for the duration of the steelwork erection aspect.
On completion of all Installation work, Hoist & Winch will carryout the required Inspection and load testing procedure and issue LOLER Certification to allow the system to be put into service.
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