CULMEN KONSULTANTE BK / CONSULTANTS CC COMPANY PROFILE
1.1 Lifting Equipment
1.2 Pressure Vessels
1.4 Cradles/Baskets (Non-integrated Work Platforms)
1.5 Special Assessment of Cranes
1.6 Training centres
2. Quality System
2.2 Work procedures
2.3 Non destructive testing (NDT)
2.4 Quality Control
6 BEE/Equity Policy
1.1 LIFTING EQUIPMENT
The inspection & testing of all types of lifting equipment and lifting tackle including :
Overhead travelling cranes
Jib Cranes/Tower Cranes
Mobile elevating work platforms (“Cherry pickers”)
1.2 PRESSURE VESSELS
The inspection & testing of pressure vessels including :
Underground storage tanks
Designs of lifting related equipment including beams, cradles, attachments
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
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
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.
3.1. 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.
4.1 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.
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.
Culmen have active clientele of more than a 1000. Following is a shortened list. Any of them can be contacted.
A Leita Steel
ARC-Small Grain Institute
BAE Land Systems
Big Box Container
British American Tobacco
Coca Cola Fortune
Ford Motor Company
Getinge SA Pty Ltd
Gold Reef City
Govan Mbeki Council
Grindrod J & J
Hans Merensky Trust
Johnson & Johnson
Linde Material Handling
Mageu Number One
Marble Hall Citrus Processors
Mondi (Timber & -pak)
SA Truck Bodies
The Cold Chain
Tweefontein Saw Mills