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.

Proof load of Pad Eyes on Excavator


Shaw Lifting supplied four Rectangular Base Pad Eyes to their client, who welded them onto the side of the steel track frame of their Caterpillar Excavator. The Pad Eyes were to connect slings to the Pad Eyes to lift the Excavator. Before Pad Eyes could be used, Shaw Lifting were required to carry out a test load of each Pad Eye to twice the SWL.

Pad Eye sprayed with contrast paintTesting Pad Eye with Hydraulic Equipment

Shaw Lifting carried out the testing on-site using calibrated hydraulic equipment. An MPI inspector was arrange to carry out MPI on the eyes pre and post testing. Once the pre MPI was done for each Pad Eye, the Pad Eyes were tested with the hydraulic test equipment and an MPI carried out again, post test. The Pad Eyes were inspected post test and MPI for any defects.

Once Shaw Lifting’s test inspector was satisfied the Pad Eyes were fit for use, Proof Load LOLER Certificates and MPI reports were issued.


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