Determining Condition of the Ship-to Shore Container Crane

The Challenges:

The goal of this project was to determine the possibility and conditions of further operation of the ship-to-shore crane manufactured in 1976, based on state of metal and operational conditions.
The following work has been done:

  1. Inspection of the boom steel structure using coercive force method.
  2. Structural analysis for the crane boom for different trolley positions.
  3. Stress alteration measurements for the boom structure critical points.
  4. Residual life assessment of the crane boom using the information about the material properties degradations of metal (data in par. 1) and loading conditions (data in par. 2-3)