Engineering consultant Lubrication Engineers South Africa has announced that it is the official agent for solutions manufacturers TST FDSys.P flaw detection system.
Lubrication Engineers provides high-performance, heavy-duty, quality lubricants for virtually every industry and application, as well as expert technical back-up and support.
The system is a portable steelwire-rope inspection solution that enables 100% accurate nondestructive inspection of wire ropes with diameters ranging from 6 mm to 70 mm.
“We are very excited to have added the TST products to our stable,” says Lubrication Engineers South Africa MD Colin Ford.
The system allows for instant, real-time, portable detection of wire rope flaws, such as broken wires, corrosion, pitting, abrasion and fatigue. The TST Portable Wire Rope Tester is ideal for inspecting wire ropes on mine hoisters, cranes, elevators, cableways, power grids, suspended bridges and drilling platforms.
Ford explains that the TST Portable Wire Rope Tester uses magnetic inductive sensing technology and magnetic flux leakage wire rope inspection techniques. Essentially, fault events leave a magnetic signature, which the detector can pick up.
This allows for high-speed, accurate, user-friendly inspections, he adds.
The TST Portable Wire Rope Tester can inspect upwards of 5 m/s (or as limited for safe operation). It offers more than 90% repeatability of quantitative detection for flaws, and 100% accuracy of severe flaw signals. Additionally, the tester picks up both flaws, such as internal broken wires and fatigue, as well as external flaws, such as broken wire, abrasion and corrosion.
“When paired with products like our Viper MK II wire-rope lubricator, the TST Portable Wire Rope Tester helps us to ensure we are offering our customers a one-stop shop,” says Ford.
Not only can Lubrication Engineers South Africa help its customers to ensure their wire ropes are always properly lubricated with an automated system, which improves safety, reduces downtime and ensures total coverage, the company can now also ensure that they have an accurate, up-to-date understanding of the condition of their wire ropes.
“Inspections will be faster, and the information will be more accurate. We look forward to seeing the TST Portable Wire Rope Tester in action in our customers’ businesses, and the benefits they will experience,” he concludes.