JOULES is a manufacturer of high quality offshore Cargo Baskets, Containers, Skips and PersonnelPortakabin in conformity with DNV 2.7 – 1 and BS EN 12079 – 1 (Design, manufacture and marketing of Offshore Containers) standards. These containers are designed to have special pad eyes and are supplied pre-slung with shackles. At JOULES, we ensure at all times that slings used are manufactured to BS EN 12079 – 2 (Design, manufacture and marketing of lifting sets) standards. Containers leased out to clients are periodically checked and maintained to BS EN 12079 – 3 standards. Using certified weights, the cargo baskets are tested in line with the above listed guidelines. JOULES has the capability to supply its clients Full sized covered Containers, Full sized open Containers (Dimensions are built to client specifications) Chemical Transit tanks, Compactor Units, Gas Bottle Racks, Skips of all specifications, Container Insert Baskets etc. All are built to BS EN 12079 – 1 and DNV 2.7 – 1 Standards.
We equally have the capability to supply our client’s personnel carriers/ portakabin built to
international standards. These we could as well furnish to details according to client specifications.
Our offshore containers and baskets could be made to undergo the under listed tests as contained in the
“Guidelines for the Approval of Offshore Containers” released by the International Maritime
Organization in May, 1998.
- 4-Point Lifting Test:
In this case, the internal load – a uniformly distributed load such that the total mass of the
container and test load is equal to 2.5R, where R is the maximum allowable combined mass of the
container and its cargo. Here the container is lifted with slings attached to each of its four pad
eyes positioned at an angle to the vertical which must be equal to the design angle.
- 2-Point Lifting Test:
Here, the internal load is such that the total mass of the container and the test load is equal to
1.5R. The container (Fitted with four pad eyes) with the load is lifted with slings fitted to two of
the four pad eyes. The selected two pad eyes must be diagonal to each other.
- Vertical Impact Test:
The internal load here is such that the total mass of the container and the test load is equal to R.
The container is suspended at an inclined angle with the lowest corner being at least 50mm above
a rigid floor. The container is quickly released to hit the rigid floor. On the initial impact, it
should have a speed of at least 1 m/s.
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