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Opportunity to reduce risks in hoists and lifts in major safety step forward
William Hackett has released an industry report to help minimise the risk of hydrogen embrittlement (HE) and stress-induced
corrosion cracking (SICC). The report includes guidance on material choices used in topside and subsea lifts, and is seen
as a major step forward in increasing awareness for offshore operators of the risks associated with HE and SICC. Ben Burgess,
director of William Hackett Lifting Products, said: “There is a real concern across the industry regarding the impact of HE
and SICC on chains and links used in lift and hoist projects across offshore environments.”
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