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CRANES FOR COLD OR HEAT

This article describes some of the problems in the design and manufacturing of the container cranes installed at Montreal for Manchester Liners year round service. With a temperature range of 90 degrees Fahrenheit to minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit special consideration has to be given to choosing the proper low temperature steel; insulation and provision for heating the beam hoist and main hoist motors, which required 10 KW heating units plus heaters for all the other motors on the trolly and spreader beam. The special rubber insulated electrical cables were also fitted with trace heaters. A brief description of the heating and de-icing equipment used for the operators cabin and other parts of the crane is also covered in addition to air conditioning for summer operations.

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    Engineering, Chemical and Marine Press, Limited

    33-39 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC1P 1AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • BAKER, J
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 865-866
  • Serial:
    • ENGINEERING
    • Publisher: GILLARD WELCH LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0013-7782

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019256
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 1973 12:00AM