Case Studies

Our case studies will give you an idea of the vast range of the inspection, testing and lifting projects we have carried out for the offshore, oil and gas, mining, construction, engineering and many other sectors. If you would like to know more about how we could help you, please contact us on tel. 01642 455 920 or by email.

Working On-Site to Load Test Lifting Eyes On A New Sea-Bed Plough


Shaw Lifting was commissioned by a new client to carry out Proof Load Testing of a number of welded on, all steel, lifting eyes on a new sea-bed plough at Sunderland Docks, which was to be assembled.

Needle Gunning paint off the Lifting EyesLifting Eye following MPILoad Pin Brackets

We had to carry out a MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspection) before and after the load testing, so the paint was removed around the welds on the eyes.

We carried out a pre-test MPI on each eye, proof tested the lifting eyes using calibrated hydraulic equipment and then carried out a further MPI.

A pair of load pins and brackets could not be load tested on-site, so we took these back to our depot where they were load-tested using our hydraulic test bed. Once load testing had been completed, load pins and brackets were returned to site the next day, where they were fitted to the plough assembly.

We issued the relevant test certification to our customer who was able to deliver the new sea-bed plough on time to his customer.

To book or discuss any type of Proof Load Testing, please contact us on tel. 01642 455 920 or by email.


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