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Aerial Device Safety Assurance Via Dielectric Testing and Inspection Service

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, February 27, 2020
ETS Inspection and Services, Boston, MA

Dielectric Testing and Inspection is something smart business owners build into their annual operations plans. This safety and operational readiness program not only assure that your aerial devices are safe to operate but they also ensure operational readiness is maximized. We don’t need to explain to you the complex technical nature of your aerial device equipment. We also don’t need to tell you the consequence of poor maintenance practices and the high cost of equipment repair. Prevention is the key to profitable business operations.

ETS Inc. is Boston’s trusted dielectric testing and inspection service provider for aerial lift trucks and digger derricks. Our technicians are highly trained certified professionals who view your and your staff’s personal safety as a professional calling of the highest order. It’s not just about OSHA and ANSI protocols. It’s about taking care of you and your business.

Whether you need a single aerial device tested and certified or need help developing an operational test and evaluation program to govern an entire fleet, we’re there for you. Contact Boston’s most trusted support provider. Contact ETS.

Crane Inspection and Testing Checklist

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 13, 2019
ETS - Crane Inspection - Boston, MA

Crane Inspections come in two forms -- frequent and periodic. Prior to conducting crane inspections, it is important to have a background on what type of inspection is about to be performed and what specific items are going to be checked. Both have different objectives:

Frequent Inspection Checklist

  1. Cranes are checked for any maladjustments which may hamper its optimal performance.
  2. Check for any impairment or leakage in lines, tanks, valves, drain pumps, and other air or hydraulic systems.
  3. Inspect for any deformation or cracks in the hook. Also, note for any unusual sound. These are included in both daily and monthly inspection. A certification record must be maintained with the inspector's signature and date during monthly inspection.
  4. Check the hoist chains along with its end connections for any distortion.
  5. Thoroughly check for any excessive wear of components.
  6. Check whether the wire rope reeving system is working in accordance to manufacturer’s recommendations.
  7. Check brakes and emergency switches whether they are operational.

Periodic Inspection Checklist

Additional inspection steps that are typically performed on an annual basis:

  1. Check for any deformation, cracks or corrosion of components.
  2. Search for loose bolts or rivets; cracked or worn sheaves and drums; worn, cracked or distorted pins, shafts, gears, bearings, rollers, locking and clamping devices.
  3. Look if there is an excessive wear on brake and clutch system parts, linings, pawls, and ratchets.
  4. Check load, wind, and other indicator inaccuracy.
  5. Check for any fault or unsafe power plants including exhaust leakages and emergency shutdown feature.
  6. Inspect for worn out chain drive sprockets and excessive chain stretch.
  7. Inspect electrical apparatus for any pitting or any other impairment of controller contactors, limit switches and push-button stations.
  8. Check worn-out tires.

For more information about crane inspection and testing services in Boston, MA, contact ETS Inc..

Quality Dielectric Testing and Inspection of Aerial Lift Gears

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 05, 2019

Annual Dielectric Testing and Inspection is an important safety measure to ensure aerial devices are working in perfect condition and operating safely. These devices are highly complex and threatens severe operator injury and avoidable repair expenses when electric and mechanical issues go undetected an unaddressed. The yearly gear inspection and evaluation will mitigate these threats.

ETS Inc. specializes in dielectric testing and inspection services for aerial lift trucks and digger derricks. Commercial aerial lift trucks and digger derricks are governed by OSHA and ANSI protocols. One primary inspection focus area is the insulation status of the apparatus. Dielectric testing validates the contraption's electrical strength and voltage. This is done through application of voltage across the insulation material of the gear while metering the resultant leakage current.

It not a matter of IF you need dielectric testing services but WHEN you will need them. Choose your testing service provider with the proven record and years of experience to protect your staff, your equipment, and your reputation. We are certified OSHA and ANSI service providers. We guarantee a quality inspection and will provide you a comprehensive evaluation of your equipment.

Contact ETS Inc. for more information about Dielectric Testing and Inspection.


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