Category: Crane Design Projects

Port of Singapore Machinery-on-Trolley Crane Design

Liftech worked closely with MHI engineers to optimize the crane weight and structural performance of both the main crane structure and the trolley. The resulting structural design meets all of PSA’s stringent deflection requirements. The boom features a trapezoidal monogirder design with a single forestay.

1,700 t Floating Crane Design Review “Left Coast Lifter”

Liftech provided design assistance and review services to American Bridge/Fluor Enterprises (ABF) for procurement of a shear leg derrick. The derrick is used to erect the major components of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge self-anchored suspension span. The crane with a 100-m boom has 1,700 t capacity at 60 degrees. The crane has two auxiliary hooks with capacities of 100 t and 10 t. The boom is configured to lay down for transport within the USA river system.

4,000 t Floating Crane Design Review, Guangdong Salvage Bureau, China

Liftech provided structural design assistance and review services to ZPMC and assisted them in developing the overall concept and layout arrangement. Liftech also provided preliminary design of the boom tip and typical details of the boom structure, checked member sizes, reviewed design drawings of typical details, and provided suggestions for improvement.

Price Systems Log Boom Crane

Liftech provided structural analysis and design for various rotating log boom cranes. The latest was for a 170-foot, 45-ton crane in Valliant, Oklahoma. Liftech also designed and prepared drawings for cranes with radii of 125 feet and 155 feet and capacities ranging from 25 tons to 60 tons. The grapples are either at a fixed radius or mounted on a moving trolley.

Bigge Heavy Lift Cranes

Bigge Power Constructors has built large capacity derrick cranes intended for large scale modular construction of nuclear power plants. Each crane rolls on a circular track. This particular application required a capacity of 4,000 short tons at a radius of 240 feet from the center of rotation, 836 short tons at 640 feet, and 500 short tons at 790 feet.

8,000 t Floating Crane Design Review

ZPMC supplied an 8,000 t double boom shear leg floating crane to Samsung Heavy Industries Company Limited. The crane has 8 main hooks, each with a 1,000 t capacity. The crane is rated for 8,000 t at 82 m from boom heel. Liftech assisted ZPMC with developing the overall concept and layout, and designing various crane structural components.

AmClyde Floating Cranes

AmClyde supplied two semi-submersible vessels with twin revolving derricks of 6,000 t and 7,000 t capacity each. Liftech was part of the AmHoist design team and assisted in designing the crane booms. Reference: AmHoist St. Paul, Minnesota, USA