In-Plant Cranes, Hoists and Lifting Devices - Types, Components, Inspection, Operation and Safety

Webinaire / les 28 et 29 janvier 2025 /
Code : 15-0110-ONL25

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This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10 am to 6 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain an overall understanding of the various types of in-plant cranes and their applications.
  • Become familiar with different types of crane lifting attachments and their specific uses.
  • Develop a fundamental understanding of the structural, mechanical, and electrical components of a crane.
  • Appreciate the safety requirements and best practices associated with the use of cranes and lifting devices.
  • Learn about the inspection, testing, and maintenance procedures to ensure the safe and efficient operation of cranes in industrial settings.

Most industrial facilities employ cranes and lifting devices as part of their normal operations. An understanding of the various equipment types, along with their usage and operation, are essential from a safety and maintenance point of view as well as for overall plant efficiency.

This course describes the various types and uses of cranes, hoists, and lifting devices available to industrial, commercial and institutional facilities. The inspection and testing of cranes will be addressed, and the structural, mechanical and electrical components of a crane will be presented. Inspection, repair, and operational safety aspects will also be discussed.

Who Should Attend
Mechanical Engineers • Technicians • Plant & Facility Managers • Supervisors • Operations & Maintenance personnel • Stationary Engineers • Consultants & Contractors

Veuillez noter :
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10 am to 6 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

Horaire : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM EDT

Exigences techniques

Pour les utilisateurs de PC
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 ou plus récent

Navigateur :
IE 11 ou plus récent, Edge 12 ou plus récent, Firefox 27 ou plus récent, Chrome 30 ou plus récent

Pour les utilisateurs de Macintosh
OS: MacOS 10.7 ou plus récent

Navigateur :
Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

OS: iOS 8 ou plus récent

OS: Android 4.0 ou supérieur

voir le programme complet


Veuillez noter :
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10 am to 6 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

Day - 1

Welcome, Introduction, Course Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Types of Cranes and Hoists

  • Terms and definitions
  • Bridge cranes
  • Gantry cranes
  • Mobile frames
  • Jib cranes
  • Monorails
  • Hoists
  • Explosion proof cranes and hoists
  • Cranes in harsh environments
  • Crane duty classifications
  • Selecting and specifying a crane

Crane Structural Components

  • Strength of materials
  • Design considerations
  • Welding

Crane Mechanical Components

  • Shafts and couplings
  • Gearing
  • Bearings
  • Brakes
  • Hook blocks
  • Rope drums

Crane Electrical Components

  • Enclosures
  • Motors
  • Variable frequency drives
  • Controls
  • Limit switches
  • Conductors

Day - 2

Overhead Crane Runways

  • Stops and bumpers
  • Alignment requirements
  • Inspection plots

Lifting Attachments and Equipment

  • Spreader bars
  • Tag lines
  • Slings
  • Miscellaneous lifting devices: hooks, shackles, eye bolts
  • Magnets
  • Vacuum lifters


  • Reeving
  • Terms and definitions
  • Patterns
  • Lay
  • End fittings
  • Inspection

Crane Inspection, Repair and Testing

  • Crane inspector and maintainer qualifications for overhead and gantry cranes
  • Daily or shift operator checks
  • Operational inspection requirements
  • Periodic inspection requirements
  • Inspection of overhead and gantry crane components: structural, mechanical and electrical
  • Inspection of hoists, mobile frames and jib cranes
  • Crane repair and testing
  • Documentation and log books

Crane Safety Aspects

  • Hand signals
  • Supervisors responsibilities
  • Operators’ and Riggers’ responsibilities
  • Lifting practices
  • Maintainers and other plant workers responsibilities
  • General
  • Consequences of code violations
  • Example of crane incidents

Summary and Final Adjournment


Mike Ivanovic, Ph.D.

Dr. Mike Ivanovic is the President of UBAMIP Consulting and a former Adjunct Associate Professor with over 30 years of experience in thermal engineering. After working in the consulting group of ANSYS Canada Ltd., he now runs the private consulting company UBAMIP Consulting, dealing with analysis and problem-solving in the operation of vital stationary and rotating equipment in the process and petrochemical industry. Mike has also been active in providing training technical courses of various levels of complexity for professionals in the industry in Canada, the USA and overseas.

His expertise, among others, includes the design, operation and maintenance of various types of storage tanks, pressure vessels, piping systems, and pumps and compressors. The focus of the consulting projects has been on risk assessment during operation and maintenance activities, as well as equipment failure analysis and accident prevention technologies based on inspection results and fitness for service studies.


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