Wheel Inspection

//Wheel Inspection
Wheel Inspection 2017-03-01T13:31:17+00:00

In-house Inspection of Wheels, Rims & Components

Objective

  • Reduce wheel failures in service
  • Reduce injuries and fatalities of service personnel
  • Reduce operating cost of equipment
  • Reduce tire wear

Reducing Failures

  • Train maintenance personnel what to look for when inspecting wheels
  • Visually inspect all wheels before returning them to service
  • Identify all wheels and rims by manufacturer
  • Track all wheels
  • Begin Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) testing and maintenance program

Responsibilities

  • Visually inspect rims and components
  • Track wheels in database by serial number
  • Train maintenance shop personnel
  • Issue an Inspection Report for each rim
  • Recertify wheels and repair or replace rims and components as required

Visual Rim Inspection Criteria

  • Gutter Section
  • Back section
  • Mounting surfaces
  • Stud holes
  • Bolting plate weld
  • Rim base welds
  • General condition
  • Components (lock ring, flange and bead seat)
Inspection Maintenance

Recommended Recertification Criteria

We recommend that you recertify all of your wheels on annual basis. You can also do so after a specific number of hours of operation.

Another good time to recertify your equipment wheels is prior to doing major repairs or equipment rebuilds. You should definitely recertify your wheels if you see any sort of visual damage to them to ensure the wheels are safe to even operate.

  • Recrtify on an annual basis
  • Hours of operation
  • Prior to major repairs
  • Visual damage

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