Safety at a "high" level: Just don't topple!

Overheights with dangerously high centre of gravity, overwidths, overlengths and a weight of more than 200t.

Apart from the experience of the logistics company, this type of challenging transport above all requires excellent know-how and leading load securing technology. So it is no wonder that RUD has been selected as a partner for this thick and 16m-high part.

On its way to an Italian refinery, numerous obstacles had to be overcome by this boiler. If the high centre of gravity is driven over a lateral road incline of just seven percent, immense forces were applied to the RUD lashing components, which were also mastered perfectly, ever in the narrowest shunting manoeuvres. This project again shows the importance of having secure transports, a reliable service partner and leading lashing technology manufacturers like RUD on board. For example, Pasquale Maraffa, eponymous owner of the haulage company charged with the transport, noted that "the load securing is sometimes a great challenge". Frequently, even for large cargoes not enough thought is given to the required fitting of high quality lashing points during their construction. The transport possibilities are considered, but not the necessary lashings for securing the load. As a result, there is a risk of cost-intensive delays and dangerous situations, added Maraffa.

This is where the developers from RUD use their brains and with L-ABA have developed another lashing point, which makes things easy both for the designers and the transport companies: strong all-round with tested and applied performance values, rustproof thanks to the circumferential weld seam, and with defined safety factors, an impressive package. Frequently additional separate design solutions without a defined strength are therefore superfluous.