Offshore lifting is an essential part of offshore construction and installation activities undertaken during oil field discovery and development. The lifting equipment used should be able to withstand heavy loads and operate in adverse and dynamic conditions at sea.

Lifting and load monitoring equipment, including hydraulic equipment, are utilised for offshore module lifting, offshore facilities installation and drilling and development activities.

Discover top suppliers of lifting and hydraulic equipment

Offshore Technology has listed some of the leading suppliers of offshore cargo lifts, supply and inspection equipment, heavy-lift cargo services, personnel transfer equipment, load monitoring equipment, and marine cranes and equipment based on its intel, insights, and decades-long experience.

The list includes suppliers of hydraulic equipment such as winches and cranes, jacking systems, underwater air lift bags, hoisting equipment, riser pull-in equipment, safety hooks and master links, sliding lifting gear and pinion elevators, and chain shoppers and chain jacks.

The information contained within the download document is designed for offshore crane operations managers, lifting and rigging support executives and supervisors, heavy lifting supervisors, lift technicians, deck leads, and operation and safety executives.

The download contains detailed information on the suppliers and their product lines, alongside contact details to aid your purchasing decision.

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Types of offshore hydraulic equipment

The hydraulic equipment used in offshore operations needs to be strong and corrosion-resistant to perform under the extreme conditions present under the sea. The various types of hydraulic equipment are:

  • Hydraulic pumps and motors
  • Hydraulic valves
  • Hydraulic cylinders
  • Hydraulic winches
  • Hydraulic marine cranes
  • Conveyor drives and rollers
  • Hydraulic chain jacks, and
  • Swing gearboxes

Cargo lifts and elevators are used for transporting cargo from one deck to another, and material handling. The lifts usually come with features such as electrical locking, explosion resistance and high load bearing capabilities. Some of the types of cargo lifts are:

  • Elevator lifts
  • Cargo elevators
  • Derrick elevators
  • Material lifts
  • Dumbwaiters, and
  • Living quarters elevators

Need for load monitoring equipment

The load carried by lifting equipment used for offshore operations should not exceed the Safe Working Load (SWL). Lifting equipment manufacturers specify the SWL of the equipment to ensure a safe working load is used during operations as overloading can lead to accidental release of the load that can cause serious injuries or even death to personnel.

Exceeding the SWL can also damage the lifting equipment, which will require expensive repair or replacement. Load monitoring equipment ranges from load cells and load measuring pins, running line monitors and tensiometers, saddlebacks, and display instruments for monitoring the load.