35 Ton Rotor Transport Skid
ENSER Corp was tasked with the engineering, design and build, including Finite Element Analysis (FEA) reports validating performance for safe functional operation, overhead lifting, and transportation of a 35-ton rotor skid for a power generation company. A rotor transport skid is a type of Below the Hook Lifting (BTH) device.
A rotor transport skid refers to a specialized equipment designed to safely and efficiently handle rotors or rotating machinery during transportation or installation. These skids are engineered with robust construction and lifting points, allowing them to securely support and carry heavy rotors with precision and stability. Rotor transport skids are utilized in industries such as power generation, oil and gas, and aerospace, where the transportation and installation of large rotors are common tasks. By providing a reliable and secure lifting solution, these skids streamline the process of moving rotors within a facility or between locations, minimizing the risk of damage and ensuring the safety of personnel involved in handling these heavy components.
The design of rotor transport skids typically incorporates adjustable features to accommodate varying rotor sizes and shapes, making them versatile and adaptable to different rotor configurations. Additionally, many rotor transport skids are equipped with safety features such as locking mechanisms to prevent accidental releases during transportation or lifting operations.
ENSER Corp offers tailored rotor transport skids and other below the hook lifting solutions, leveraging our engineering expertise and commitment to precision and safety. With our decades of experience and successful track record, we are dedicated to elevating your material handling operations. Contact us today to explore how our rotor transport skids can revolutionize your rotor handling processes and enhance the efficiency and safety of your operations.
35 Ton Rotor Transport Skid
This transport skid was designed and then validated for performance of safe functional operation, overhead lifting, and transportation. Lifting performance included lifting an entire transport skid and rotor system. Lift testing of the unit was completed in its operating conditions at 125% capacity.
Validation Criteria for Acceptable Overhead Lifting Performance while loaded: Compliance to ASME BTH-1, 2008
Validation Criteria for Acceptable Transportation Performance: Compliance to conditions defined by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Cargo Securement Rules:
- 0.8 g negative acceleration in the forward direction
- 0.5 g acceleration in the rearward direction
- 0.5 g acceleration in a lateral direction
- 0.5 g acceleration in the vertical upward direction
ENSER completed the task in 16 weeks and the skid is performing as required.