What a bad experience in Indonesia with an over dimensional and Heavy haulage transportation.

What a bad experience in Indonesia with an over dimensional and Heavy haulage transportation.

The toppled transport seems to be loaded on a different type of trailer.

13  March 2018

I received attached pictures of the autoclave, which has toppled down finally. What has happened was not reported. It look as like they may changed trailer types: First a Hydraulic trailer was used and then you see a home made dolly????....

On the 7th of March 2018 09:10 reported a near miss incident happened to 20meter, 34inch diam, 80 Ton Autoclave change the position on the transportation platform but 12 March an incident happened.  (not properly lashed to the trailer, as the load shifted acoording a report from a witness) That was  a Near Miss for the first autoclave. The second one loaded on the poor dolly tipped over!!!

I just received an Update on this story

There were two similar Autoclaves moved from different vendors. The first one was the one on Hydraulic platform trailer dollies as shown in the pictures below and wich was involved in a Near Miss.

The second one on a converted dolly, which tipped over.

What a bad experience in Indonesia with an over dimensional and Heavy haulage transportation.

As Heavy Lift Specialist I have following questions:

1. Was a transport plan made?

2. What trailer types were used?

3. Did they do a Stability Check? What was the theoretical tipping angle?

4. What was the camber in the road?

5. What were the actual dimensions of the load, and where was the CoG location in relation to the support saddles.

6. Did they level the trailer when negotiating the turn with this camber?  That is not possible with a poor tyrailer dolly like shown above

7. What suspension system was used a 3- or a 4 point supension? I guess neither was possible as it was  a home made dolly to execute the transport cheaply, which at the end became very expensive. Are we never learning how to do it Safely!!!

Lucky no one got hurt!!

What a bad experience in Indonesia with an over dimensional and Heavy haulage transportation.

It is still loaded on  a hydraulic trailer with at least a payload of 150 tons per dollie and looks OK. I do see only top down lashings and nothing to front and aft to absorb braking forces in longitudinal direction.  This explains why a Near Miss was reported, due to shifting of cargo during transport, caused by wrong lashing and securing.

What a bad experience in Indonesia with an over dimensional and Heavy haulage transportation.

The toppled transport seems to be loaded on a different type of trailer.

What a bad experience in Indonesia with an over dimensional and Heavy haulage transportation.

What a bad experience in Indonesia with an over dimensional and Heavy haulage transportation.It looks like a home made dollie and is definitely not a hydraulic platform trailer shown on the first pictures.

Please help me out and send me an e-mail to explain what went wrong here.  e-mail to: heavyliftspecilaist@gmail.com  so others in the industry can learn from the mistakes made here and avoid having incidents like this.  If you do not want your name mentioned I will not do so.

Today I have been presenting in my Seminar "Heavy Transport & Lifting" in Dubai all these stability issues and why trailers tip over and how this can be avoided.

STOP THESE EXPENSIVE INCIDENTS and PROJECT DELAYS!!! 

You still have a change to learn the "Basic Principles of How to handle Heavy Lifts Safely" during my next Seminar in KL from 9-12 April 2018.  Send your operational staff to the course and I will tell how to avoid these unfortunate mishaps. Go to www.heavyliftspecialist.com and learn more about my next and last Seminars.

What a bad experience in Indonesia with an over dimensional and Heavy haulage transportation.

It looks like they were negotiating a road with a strong camber and due to the camber the trailer tipped over.


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16/03/18 @ 02:540

Thanks Richard :)IOH-C

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