IMES broadens wire rope service capability

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK – Offshore inspection and monitoring specialist IMES has added the Viper Maxi MK II wire rope lubricator and Wire Rope NDT (non-destructive testing) equipment to its range of products.

Previously, the company could lubricate wire ropes of up to 67 mm (2.6 in.) in diameter. With the new lubricator, ropes ranging from 8-165 mm (0.3-6.5 in.) can be automatically greased at speeds of up to 2,000 m/hr (6,561 ft/hr).

This technology allows ropes to be cleaned and lubricated on site with less wastage, IMES says, cutting the cost of the process and improving safety by removing the need for manual greasing.

Due to its lighter weight, the product can be installed by one person, rather than two.

The Wire Rope NDT equipment expands IMES’ capability for inspecting ropes from 83 mm up to 115 mm (3.3 in. to 4.53 in.). This technology also provides increased assurance on wire rope integrity, detecting and measuring surface and internal faults.

Assessments can be performed on site and are unaffected by wire rope lubricant, paint, dirt or plastic sealing material.


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