About Culmen Consultants

CULMEN KONSULTANTE BK / CONSULTANTS CC COMPANY PROFILE

Index

1.    Scope

1.1        Lifting Equipment
1.2        Pressure Vessels
1.3        Design
1.4        Cradles/Baskets (Non-integrated Work Platforms)
1.5        Special Assessment of Cranes
1.6        Training centres

2.    Quality System
2.1        Standards
2.2        Work procedures
2.3        Non destructive testing (NDT)
2.4        Quality Control
3    Service

4    Competency

5    Maintenance

6    BEE/Equity Policy

7    References

1.    SCOPE

1.1    LIFTING EQUIPMENT

The inspection & testing of all types of lifting equipment and lifting tackle including :

Overhead travelling cranes
Monorail structures
Jib Cranes/Tower Cranes
Vehicle Lifts
Mobile cranes
Lift Trucks
Mobile elevating work platforms (“Cherry pickers”)
Hydraulic Jacks
Chain Blocks
Lifting tackle

1.2    PRESSURE VESSELS

The inspection & testing of pressure vessels including :

Air receivers
Autoclaves
Heat exchangers
Underground storage tanks

1.3    DESIGN

Designs of lifting related equipment including beams, cradles, attachments

1.4    CRADLES

Design, manufacture and inspection of cradles including training of users

1.5    SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS : OVERHEAD CRANES

Condition monitoring of overhead cranes older than 20 years according to SANS ISO 12482-1. This include the special assessment and 3rd party supervision of General Overhaul Process.

1.6    TRAINING CENTRE

Lifting Equipment

Registered TETA training centre for the training of operators of ALL types of lifting equipment, including :

1.6.1    Forklift Truck (Code F1 – F5 & F12)

1.6.2    Mobile cranes (Truck mounted & mobile to 50t)

1.6.3    Overhead cranes (Pendant & cab controlled)

Training courses on all other types of lifting equipment are available and can be presented on the company’s premise. Courses comply to SAQA Unit Standards where available and as skills programme where these standards are unavailable.

Culmen is the process of registering all courses at the relevant SETA’s to ensure the client can claim form the Skills Development Fund (SDL)

2.    QUALITY SYSTEM

2.1    STANDARDS

Abovementioned equipment are evaluated  according to standards of the following  Organisations:

2.1.1    International Standards Organisation (ISO)
2.1.2    British Standards Institute (BSI)
2.1.3    American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
2.1.4    Standards South Africa (STANSA)
2.1.5    Australian & New Zealand (AS/NZ)
2.1.6    European Norms (EN)

2.2    WORK PROCEDURES

Work procedures are drawn up through the integration of the following :

2.2.1.    The different standards applicable to the specific equipment.

2.2.2    The requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, 1993, Act 85 of 1993

2.2.3    The requirements of the Mines Health & Safety Act, 1996

2.2.4    The specifications of the OEM’s or their agents/representatives.

2.2.5     EN292 : Risk Management & other related standards

2.2.6     Legal Compliance Auditors’ recommendations

2.2.7     Culmen’s experience w.r.t. type of equipment

All procedures are continuously updated as new information become available, alternatively annually.

2.3.    NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

Equipment are subjected to one or more of the following techniques over and above visual inspection & basic measurement (Laser, vernier, spirit levels, etc)

2.3.1    Magnetic Particle Inspection

Determining cracks in ferrous metals

2.3.2    Ultrasonic test (Flaw & Wall)

Determining defects/flaws in material where inaccessible to MPI and or wall thickness of material (pressure vessels)

2.3.3    Load- / Tensile test

Overload testing according to the manufacturing standards

2.3.4    Dye Penetrant

Determining cracks in non-ferrous material

2.3.5    Hydrostatic/Pneumatic Pressure Testing

Applicable to Pressure Vessels

2.4.    QUALITY CONTROL

Culmen have started the process of acquiring the ISO/IEC 17020 for Inspection Bodies.

3.    SERVICE

3.1.    Complete service, including issuing of certificates, audit reports & registers, is rendered on site.
3.2    Fees are determined by the amount of equipment to be tested and are negotiable.
3.3    Countrywide. Culmen have its Head Office in Pretoria and branches in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth,  KwaZuluNatal and Namibia.

4.    COMPETENCY

4.1    Legal aspects .

4.1.1    Registration as Lifting Machine Entity at the Department of Labour (LME 112)
4.1.2    Presently 5 persons are registered as Lifting Machine Inspectors (LMI) at ECSA. All other technicians have applied but are still waiting for their registration.
4.1.3    Compliance to an Interim Code of Practice at the SABS for the inspection & testing of Forklift trucks.
4.1.4    Culmen have accredited competent persons to do inspection & testing of pressure vessels. (PV142 & PV537)

4.2    Member of STANSA Technical Committees for Lift trucks, Overhead Cranes, Mobile Cranes, Hydraulic Jacks, Mobile elevating work platforms & lifting tackle. STANSA is presently in the process of drafting COP for the Inspection & testing of all types of lifting equipment in use. Culmen are represented on all the relevant committees.

4.3    Mr Terblanche is the Chairman of SABS TC96 Cranes and the SABS representative to ISO TC110 Industrial Trucks, ISO TC96 Cranes and ISO TC214 Elevating Work Platforms and has attended in access of 25 meetings worldwide since 2003.

4.4    Guest speaker at several Safety Seminars, including NOSA, AMEO, etc.

4.5    Culmen started in 1991 with the inspection of pressure vessels and in March 1993 with lifting equipment.

5.    MAINTENANCE

Primary maintenance on chain blocks & compressor appurtenances are included on the inspection & testing of the specific equipment.

6.    BEE/EQUITY POLICY

Culmen Consultants CC promote employment equity through its business dealings, supplier relationships & its internal employment policy.

As Culmen operate in a highly skilled technical field, the availability of PDI individuals is low. However, the internal training programme focusses on the transfer of skills.

Culmen is presently registered as a Level 6 contributor.

7.     REFERENCES

Culmen have active clientele of more than a 1000. Following is a shortened list. Any of them can be contacted.

A Leita Steel
ABB Powertech
ABI
AEL
Afgri
Africa Cables
Afrox
Air Products
Air Systems
Albany Bakery
Alstom
ARC-Small Grain Institute
Arcturus Manufacturing
ARMCO Superlite
ATS
August Lapple
Avis
BAE Land Systems
Baldwin Steel
Barloworld Equipment
Barloworld Handling
Barloworld Logistics
Bell Equipment
Bevcan
Big Box Container
Black Cat
Blinkwater Mills
BMW SA
Pioneer Foods
Bolt Corporation
Bosal
BHP Billiton
British American Tobacco
Chevron
CMC Grindrod
Coca Cola Fortune
Collect-A-Can
Colquip
Concor Technicrete
Consol Glass
Criterion Equipment
Mercedes Benz
Dairy Belle
Distell
Dutton Plastics
Dynamic Rewinders
Egoli Gas
Element Six
Engen
Epol
Everite
Exel
IFM
Fleet Africa

Ford Motor Company
Form Scaff
Fuchs Lubricants
Gemini Air
Getinge SA Pty Ltd
Gold Reef City
Goscor
Govan Mbeki Council
Grindrod J & J
Hans Merensky Trust
Harvey Tile
Highveld Bottling
Holcim
McCains
JCB Engineering
Johnson Controls
Johnson & Johnson
Kimberley Clark
Komatiland Forests
KWV
Lafarge Gypsum
Lafarge Roofing
Linde Material Handling
Mageu Number One
Marble Hall Citrus Processors
Meadow Feeds
Mintek
Masslift
MPM Forklifts
ArcellorMittal
Mondi (Timber & -pak)
MSC
Nabisco
Nampak
Nestle
NFS Industrial
Nissan SA
Nissan Forklifts
Nola
Northern Timber
NTK
OWK
Parmalat
PG Bison
Famous Brands
PPC
Premier Foods
Pride Milling
Quest International
RBCT
Robor Tube
Rossfurn Manufacturers
Rotek
Ruto Mills
SA Breweries
SA Post
SA Truck Bodies
SABRIX
SAD
Sandton Panelbeaters
Sappi
SAPS
Kangra Coal
Scaw Metals
Schoeman Boerdery
Seminis SA
Senwes
Servochem
SGB Scaffolding
South Bakels
Spoornet
Steers
Stenhoj
The Cold Chain
Tiger Brands
Tiger Milling
Total
Toyota Forklift
Transdeco
Transwire
TWK
Tweefontein Saw Mills
UCAR
Vector Logistics
VKB
VRN Steel
Xstrata (Glencore)
Yellowstone
Zeuna Starker
ZF Lemförder