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It keeps growing.. the range of DNV-GL-approved RUD products
Further RUD product groups receive the seal of approval for outstanding offshore capabilities
With the TA certificate (type approval) TAS0000203 for the RUD products ABA, VLBG (PLUS) and the VLBS, RUD lifting points have been officially approved in accordance with the very latest DNV•GL standards DNV•GL-ST-0377 and DNV•GL-ST-0378 for lifting gear on ships or offshore structures (offshore and platform lifting gear). The quality products are used where sturdy solutions are in particular demand: primarily in rough conditions during work in the sea. Salty water and a high salt content in the air, extreme temperatures and extreme wind loads not only make great demands on the work force, but on the material too.
Outstanding robustness and reliability officially confirmed
“Following the RUD chain slings of VIP grade 100 (6-22mm), which were developed especially to defy the tough ambient conditions, the popular RUD lifting points have now been granted type approval by DNV•GL,” explains David Jaramillo, Manager of Business Development Marine & Offshore, Division Lifting and Lashing Systems. “The type approval is proof of compliance with the latest DNV•GL standards – and thus officially confirms the outstanding robustness and reliability of our solutions. Our certified lifting gear is often used for ship equipment, machinery systems and other applications.” In the maritime sector this includes lifting tasks on board ships and in harbours, but also on board offshore platforms or in shallow water areas. “Whatever the application: where structural and plant parts weighting several hundred tonnes have to be lifted safely, our RUD products are at their most impressive.”
RUD ABA lifting point with high wear resistance and welding advantages
Excellently suited for offshore use is the RUD ABA load ring for welding, one of the newly certified products. “The ABA is forged, hardened and phosphated from the high-strength material CrNiMo for enhanced material strength and wear resistance. It can be subject to loads in all directions, used at temperatures down to -40 degrees and with a safety factor of 4:1,” David Jaramilo explains. The patented wear marks on the ring are a clear indication to the user whether wear exceeds 10% and the ring has to be replaced in order to ensure maximum possible safety.
A sign of quality and reliability
Having received the certificate, RUD is authorised to use the quality mark “DNV•GL” for the certified products. “This means that users of our solutions can see at a glance that they can rely on the quality and reliability of RUD lifting means,” concludes David Jaramillo.
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