Load testing

We conduct load tests and weight measurements all over the world with our own certified water bags and load cells.

Our highly experienced and fully qualified engineers are able to carry out all kinds of load tests.

Load testing services and rental of WaterWeights products

Since 2006, VFR Safety GmbH has been the sole distributor of WaterWeights products in Germany.

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WaterWeights equipment offers a host of benefits

  • It’s safe
    All WaterWeights water bags have a safety tolerance ratio of 6:1, i.e. the water bags bear a load of up to six times their nominal capacity.
  • It’s easy to transport, and versatile
    The net weight of a water bag is only 1% of the filling capacity.
  • The maximum test weight is reached slowly
    The process of filling the water bag can be halted at any time if problems occur with the crane unit. The water can be drained extremely quickly.
  • A range of different load scenarios can be measured in a single procedure
  • Low labour deployment
  • Results of the load cells are exceptionally easy to read
  • Calibrated load cells with exceptionally low measuring tolerances
  • WaterWeights load cells measure accurately and reliably!

Our load testing equipment can also be leased.

Load testing service

  • Cranes – all makes and types of stationary and mobile cranes (e.g. derricks / mechanical cranes  / provisions cranes / jibs / gantries / bridge cranes)
  • Lifting gear
  • All types of lifting beams
  • Spreader
  • Loading ramps and dock levellers
  • Gangways
  • Platforms (e.g. helipads, sun decks / bathing decks)
  • Corridors/decks
  • Lifeboats
  • Release mechanisms for lifeboats
  • Lifts
  • Weight measurements

We will be happy to assist you with your project and develop tailor-made solutions. We are also able to advise you on-site.

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