Lifting devices for offshore containers
Unlike ordinary dry cargo containers, which are primarily used for land transportation, offshore containers are specialized containers used on offshore oil rigs; Therefore, there is a well-established set of European standards for their design and manufacture, including DNV 2.7-1 and EN 12079.
Marine containers are mainly used on marine drilling platforms, where the operating environment is demanding and frequent hoisting is required, which places high requirements on container hoisting equipment.
All four corners of the top of the container have a top corner piece structure. The top corner piece structure consists of a standard container top corner piece, a lifting lug, and a reinforcing piece.
The uplifted ears are located on the inner side of the top horn, adjacent to it, and are arranged and fixed to it. The four-point or two-point lifting of a container can be performed by means of a hoist, and therefore there is a higher strength requirement on the hoist itself as well as on the top of the box in which the hoist is mounted. The lifted lug material must have low-temperature shock resistance properties.
The reinforcing piece consists of a bottom plate for the lifting lug, and a coaming plate arranged on three sides of the bottom plate of the lifting lug. The setting of the coaming plate not only strengthens the lifting ear area but also protects the lifting ear.
When lifted, a special sling is used, the shackles are passed through the eye holes and locked firmly, then the sling is lifted through the main ring of the sling.
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