The aging of many off shore platforms results in more and more concerns about their deck cranes. The deck cranes are aging together with the platform but off er different challenges.
► The deck crane can reach design life before the extended design life of the platform
► The deck crane OEM cannot guarantee delivery of spare parts
► The structural integrity cannot be guaranteed
The crane boom is one of the critical components of deck cranes. It is a structural element, which is part of a mechanical system. The design life of the deck crane is limited by the design life of the crane boom. Operators are forced to perform repairs or replacement of their crane booms.
This whitepaper is written for project teams tasked with the replacement and repair of crane booms in off shore environments. It provides a starting point for any crane boom replacement project or it can be used as a checklist.