Acoustic emission testing

EWP Boom testing

In addition to six monthly Mechanical Inspections, an Acoustic Emission Test is required on all mobile elevating work platform's fitted with a fibreglass boom.  The test involves sophisticated equipment to detect any cracks, breaks or cracks in fibres as load is applied and withdrawn over periods of four minutes.

As required by NZS/AS 4748 "Acoustic Emission Testing of Fibreglass Insulated Booms on Elevating Work Platforms", this test must be carried out within two yearly intervals.