Barth Crane Inspections, LLC
Summerville, SC



(843) 324-1201

Offshore Crane Inspections

Unocal Mono Pod Platform

Tom Barth's experience as an offshore crane operator was the foundation of his offshore crane inspections and offshore crane operator training businesses. He worked on the Unocal Mono Pod Platform in Cook Inlet, in the Gulf of Alaska, offloading supply boats from the platform under adverse conditions, including 30-foot tides running at 13 mph. He also worked on the George F. Ferris and J.C. Marthans platforms and on a variety of floating barges. Tom understood the unique stresses and conditions that affected performance and safety in an offshore environment.

Offshore platforms, constantly exposed to corrosive salt water and in close proximity to highly flammable liquids and gasses, require an increased level of scrutiny. When hiring a crane inspector, they should be including the following in any offshore crane inspection.

  • Wire Ropes, Fittings and Connectors
  • Winch Drums, Brakes and Clutches
  • Hooks and Hook Blocks
  • Slew Drive Brakes and Clutches
  • Slew ring bearing and fasteners
  • Bed Structure
  • Pedestal Adapter, Booms and A Frame
  • Diesel Drives and Electric Motors
  • Pneumatic Systems
  • Power Transmission Systems
  • Hydraulics
  • Drive Compartments
  • Ingress and Egress
  • Safety Devices
  • Electrical
  • Boom Cages
  • Ancillary Lifting Equipments