Preventable and predictive maintenance are key processes Whiting uses to inspect cranes in Nuclear Power Generating Facilities. The overall goal of these inspections is to catch items showing signs of wear or failure and replace them prior to failure.
Whiting’s Preventable Maintenance Program is based on the requirements of ASME B30.2 and OSHA 1910.179. These inspections form the backbone of our inspection program to ensure your cranes are ready to safely function when called upon. We also use predictive maintenance to provide leading indicators of components that will need replacement in the near future.
Some predictive methods we use include:
- Motor meggering
- Sampling gearbox oil
- Thermograph of electrical components
- Visual examination of rail wear
- Inspection of wheel bearing retainers
- Wire rope/hook block inspection
- Complete functional testing