What You Need to Know About Spec 8C?

08/29/2017

New API Guidelines for Production Hoisting and Drilling Equipment. The American Petroleum Institute (API) just published its Publications Programs and Services catalog, an all-inclusive resource for all API practices and standards, equipment

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How To Inspect Wire Rope Slings

08/11/2017

Wire rope is a machine. It’s a rather complex machine, actually. Its primary function is to move, which in turn is where it obtains its source of strength. And because

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Sling Commandments

The 12 Sling Commandments

05/26/2017

Here at Lifting Gear Hire, we strive to put safety first and we encourage everyone to do the same. To do that, we endeavor to provide the most up-to-date knowledge

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Basic Hoist Operating Practices

03/16/2017

As with any type of equipment, there are standard practices to adhere to before you begin using it. Such is the case for any type of hoisting equipment including hand-operated,

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How To Use An Air Filter/Dryer System

03/03/2017

An air filter system’s primary function is to help keep your air compressor operating at maximum efficiency. However, this accessory item sometimes gets overlooked when placing a rental order. Don’t

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snatch block

So… Which Snatch Block Do I Need?

02/19/2017

There are various combinations to increase the lifting and/or pulling capacity with the use of snatch blocks or sheave blocks for wire ropes. However, not every combination can or should

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