Wind is the biggest cause of delays and downtime on a construction site and is becoming more erratic every year. For safe and successful lifting operations, it is recommended to have accurate and detailed wind forecasts suitable for your project to better plan your daily and weekly lifting. To measure the speed of wind an anemometer or wind speed sensor device is required.
We tend to think about wind mostly during crane operations, however there’s other side to it and it is when the cranes are parked or out of service. The news this week from Vertikal brought two stories of two crawler cranes collapsing due to wind gust and probably out of service.
The Tideway is the part of the River Thames that is affected by tides. This means the river can flow back into the sewage system during a high tide, and this represents an engineering challenge for the tunnel project. This is why a WINDCRANE Max unit is being used to monitor the river level with respect to the tunnel level.
To describe the wind in a specific site, you must know both its speed and direction. An anemometer is a weather instrument that measures wind speed, and its direction can be determined with a wind vane. Since wind speed and direction are closely related, weather monitoring systems normally include both instruments.
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Harsh weather adds risk to lifting operations, and quick action may be needed to prevent accidents. To manage risk, the first step is knowing the exact wind conditions at all times. Based on crane specifications, operators and project managers can decide if a lift can proceed safely.
Tower cranes are exposed to a vast amount of hazards with one of the main hazards being wind. Between 2000 and 2010, there were 1125 tower crane accidents reported worldwide, resulting in over 780 deaths.