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Our round sling inspection services are carried out on-site or in our Hercules SLR rigging shops at various locations across the country, by our LEEA trained and certified inspectors. Services include inspection, repair & preventative maintenance.

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INSPECTION STANDARDS
  • Government Appointed
  • Standard ASME B30.9-6
  • 9-6.9.4 Periodic Inspections
  • Performed by Hercules Qualified Inspector. Certificate issued upon passed Inspection, may include Proof Testing. Periodic Inspection shall not exceed 1 year.
  • 9-6.9.3 Frequent Inspection
  • Performed by employee each shift, before the sling is used.

ROUND SLING MAINTENANCE

MAINTENANCE

Period inspections are based on how frequently used slings are, or how frequently you anticipate you will use them. Other factors include the severity of conditions and what type of work the sling is used for. Inspections may also be based on slings used in the past under similar circumstances.

To maintain your synthetic poly round sling, practice these tips:

  • Protect round sling corners from heat sources like welding spatter and open flames; Protect from other abrasive surfaces or other sharp corners
  • Avoid lifting caustic materials with synthetic round slings—However, they are resistant to acidic materials
  • Keep inspection record for each sling
  • Usually, synthetic slings are not negatively affected by grease, oil, moisture and certain chemicals. Check manufacturer recommendations to determine which conditions apply to the specific material you’re moving or lifting

See any of these present on your synthetic roundsling? Remove it from service, (and bring it to us!):

  • Missing Identification tag;
  • Holes, cuts, tears, snags that expose core yarn, excessive abrasive wear;
  • Broken or damaged yarn core;
  • One or more knots are tied to roundsling;
  • Acid or caustic burns of roundsling;
  • Melting, charring or weld spatter of any part of roundsling;
  • Distortion, excessive pitting, corrosion or other damages to fitting(s);
  • Broken or worn stitching in the cover which exposes the core yarn;
  • Any conditions that cause you to doubt the roundslings’ strength.

ROUND SLING INSPECTION CRITERIA

INSPECTION CRITERA

Hercules SLR has certified, experienced technicians to ensure your lifting equipment is durable, strong & long-lasting so you can depend on it for all your lifting applications. Hercules SLR offers:

  • Full inspection, testing & certification (ITC) capabilities are available with capacity to 920,000 lbs. (450 tons)
  • A durable double cover protects the inner polyester strands and allows for simplified inspection
  • At Hercules SLR facilities:
    • Loads up to 900,000 pounds
    • Non-destructive testing (Magnetic Particle/Liquid Penetrant)
    • Destructive testing up to 700,000 pounds
    • Proof testing

Synthetic roundslings should be inspected at different points of use. These are:

  • Initial Inspection: When your sling is received, a designated employee will ensure the correct sling has been received, is undamaged and that it meets requirements for use.
  • Periodic Inspection: Every sling should be periodically inspected by a designated person. However, this inspection should be performed by someone who does not regularly inspect the sling. This provides an opportunity to find issues that previous inspections may have missed or overlooked.
  • Frequent Inspection: The roundsling should be inspected before each shift, each day in normal service. When using for severe service application, the roundsling should be checked before each individual use.

Period inspections are based on how frequently used slings are, or how frequently you anticipate you will use them. Other factors include the severity of conditions and what type of work the sling is used for. Inspections may also be based on slings used in the past under similar circumstances.

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