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Preferred Aerial Technology, Inc. offers a complete inspection and non-destructive testing program for fire departments to meet current NFPA 1914 guidelines for testing aerial ladders, elevating platforms, ground ladders and water towers.

The inspections include a complete visual and operational test of the vehicle aerial device and associate equipment.  Additionally, various non-destructive test methods are used to locate defects.

A report is issued following these inspections; and if no abnormalities exist, a certificate of compliance is issued in accordance with NFPA 1914 guidelines.  The certificate is withheld if repair is necessary until such time as needed repairs are complete.

We offer a thorough test and inspection of ground ladders in accordance with the current NFPA 1932 guidelines.  The testing of ground ladders can minimize ladder failures due to abuse, overloading, normal wear or heat.

Our inspections and test can include:

bulletVisual/operational inspections
bulletLoad test
bulletTiming and functional tests
bulletHardness/and eddy current test of non-ferrous metal components
bulletMagnetic particle and/or dye penetrant test of critical welds and casting
bulletHydraulic oil analysis
bulletUltrasonic inspection of accessible pins
bulletTurntable bolt torque check-n-drift test
bulletWaterway systems check
bulletHorizontal bend test of ground ladders
bulletGround ladder hardware and hook tests
bulletHeat sensors are available


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