STRUCTURAL inspection  | Bruks Siwertell
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STRUCTURAL inspection 

Siwertell machines work reliably for decades in different harsh environments, from Arctic to tropical climates, withstanding numerous challenges from the elements. Over the years, their quality steel construction ages, and fatigue will eventually occur because of deflections and movement during operations.

To ensure that any wear and fatigue remains within acceptable safety limits, it is necessary to undertake annual visual inspections of the steel structure, and pay particular attention to areas exposed to the greatest stresses. This is specialist work that requires expertise developed over years of working with load-bearing structures.


During an inspection, our specialist surveyor will carry out a visual assessment of the steel structure, with a detailed focus on stress-exposed areas. Any sections that have suspected damage can be checked using a dye penetrant. If further non-destructive testing is required, such as ultrasonic techniques and/or magnetic particle tests, Bruks Siwertell will arrange for additional specialist involvement. This might include testing weld joints, outer and inner hinge shafts, and the luffing/pendulum hydraulic cylinder attachments.

The thorough inspection of the steel structure will generate a full technical report, indicating the scale and severity of any damage, and include recommendations for reinforcement work and repairs. For older equipment, we would recommend a maximum inspection interval of a year.  

Depending on the scope of work and how large the steel structure is, structural inspections will usually take an average of three days, but can be longer if extensive work is required.


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For more information, please contact us

Daniel Frostberg
Service Director

Daniel Frostberg