SECTION 6 - STRUCTURAL
Forklift trucks structures (including the Magnet beam) shall be designed in accordance with recognized principles and codes with appropriate safety factors for maximum service loads (with impact).
The Manufacturer shall provide recommendations for a Structural Maintenance Program for major structural components of the Forklift trucks and Magnet Beam. This program shall include inspection intervals, locations, and procedures; reporting procedures; and repair procedures.
Access systems shall be provided on the Forklift trucks to make readily accessible all parts and areas to which access is required for operation, lubrication, service, maintenance or inspection. Access systems shall in all respects meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements and those applicable at the site.
Stability of the Forklift trucks shall provide maximum safety and shall meet all applicable codes.
Removable Counterweight System
In order to maximize the productivity of the steel slab unloading process, the ease of the process to place and remove the Forklift trucks in and out of the vessel shall be a prime design feature and consideration. ASPA is very interested in limiting the number of crane cycles and amount of counterweight removal/installation required to complete the movement of the Forklift trucks in and out of the vessel.
There are three (3) different lifting capacities of the shore based cranes, each requiring a slightly different crane lifting system arrangement.
The shore based crane’s base lifting system arrangement has a capacity of 62MT and is as shown in Appendix D.
To facilitate the interface between the Forklift trucks and the 62MT lifting capacity of the shore based cranes, the Forklift trucks shall be provided with quick connect/disconnect type removable counterweight(s) that limit the total lifted weight of each lift of the Forklift trucks (including magnet beam and lifting devices) to 62MT.
The Manufacturer shall provide a detailed description of the