Water bags are one of the safest and most efficient ways to load test. This load testing option offers solutions for a variety of industry sectors and can be used to test cranes, beams, bridges and more. Using a water weight has many benefits, the most notable being:
Fast and Efficient
Water bags are easier to fill compared to alternative testing methods, resulting in a faster and more efficient process. Faster filling, draining and ease of handling means the job gets done faster yet still effectively. Additionally, the water can be added accurately and in small increments. This means any potential issues can be identified before the max load weight is reached.
The efficiency of water bags eventually equates to a reduced cost, as the bags are easier to carry, store and handle. The manufacturing and dynamic features of the bags also means less time spent filling and draining after each test.
As well as being fast, using water bags can also be a safer way to gradually test loads – by increasing weight gradually and avoiding heavy loads, many testing risks can be avoided. Rigging Rentals only supply bags with a 6:1 safety factor, that are fully compliant with water load bag guidelines and approvals. All water load bags are also inspected and tested between each job.
Here at Rigging Rentals, we offer water load bags for hire, ranging in capacities from 1 tonne to 50 tonnes. Our use of Seaflex WaterLoad bags means increased safety and performance with a high quality fabric canopy resistant to tears and scrapes and RF welded seams for strength and integrity. These water bags can be used individually or clustered together and are fully compliant with all the relevant guidelines.
Want to learn more about hiring a water load bag? Click here for more information about our water bags. Alternatively, contact our friendly team today to discuss your requirements and how Rigging Rentals can assist you with your load testing.