Rail System Diagnostics

Rail System Diagnostics

Crane rail systems have a working life dependent on the operation of the crane or machine on the rails. They are also dependent on sound foundations and reliable strong structure support. Gantrail have gained experience in the diagnosis of problems in many applications around the world.
Gantrail receive many photographs of problem crane rail installation every year. These combined with a full description of the issues can lead to a solution without the cost of a visit. But we can offer the full range of diagnostic analysis including observation of operation, accurate measurement survey, paint thickness monitoring metal hardness and composition analysis. Indeed any technique that will explain the problem.

Rail System Diagnostics

Design and technical support

  • We can deliver a valuable understanding of the special needs of your industry.
  • Appraisal of the proposed rail installation design.
  • An alternative new economic design if appropriate.
  • Supply of the supporting contract documentation i.e. outline welding procedures and method statements.
  • Calculations to support the design.
  • Inspection and appraisal of existing installations.

On site surveys

For every project, whether a new or existing installation we are able to conduct on-site surveys. The benefits of this kind of survey deliver real advantages right through the programme including:

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Crane rail maintenance is a top priority

Crane rails are subject to high forces and extreme conditions that result in stress and movements. This can cause problems including;

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Foundations moving due to settlement

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Uneven wear causing misalignments

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Rails moving along their tracks

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Environmental damage & deterioration

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Experienced and efficient surveyors

Gantrail employs staff with a range of skills from degree level staff to highly skilled on site technicians. We make use of appropriate resources including survey by means of total station laser systems. The company have been installing, inspecting and refurbishing crane rails for more than fifty years in all industries using steel wheeled cranes that run on steel rails. Some customers carry out surveys before we are called in and these range from dimensional to photographic. Our experienced staff are always keen to work with the customers to maximise efficiency, minimise time and produce the best results. Or we can do the whole job.

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Case Studies

We work on a diverse range of projects throughout the world, each bringing its own specific requirements, challenges and examples of best practice and innovation.

Port Botany

Port Botany in Sydney is Australia’s second largest container port. It was of strategic importance for Hutchison Ports, who were looking to increase...

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Aqaba Port

Aqaba Port

Aqaba is strategically important to Jordan as it is the country’s only seaport. The container port needed to be expanded to cope with a signific...

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Perth Arena Moving Roof

Perth Arena | Opening Roof

Drawing  upon their experience of similar projects around the world, the Gantrail design team supplied technical expertise – 89 kg Railtrack an...

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