Alerts iconNear miss: fire/explosion thermal runaway – lead acid battery

What happened? An overheated and swollen lead acid battery was found on-board a vessel. What went wrong? When charging, the temperature inside the affected battery rose beyond the critical level.  As the heat was unable to dissipate fast enough, the chemical reaction inside the battery accelerated and led to an even higher charging current and … Continue reading “Near miss: fire/explosion thermal runaway – lead acid battery”

Alerts iconImportant safety notice for users of Crosby S-1326 18/20mm Shur-Loc Hook with 16t WLL – PN 100434

IMCA has received the following from Crosby: July 19, 2019 Dear Valued User of Crosby Products: THE CROSBY GROUP has determined the above listed hook assemblies may have a condition that can reduce the ultimate load capacity.  Although the hooks have successfully passed proof load testing at the factory prior to shipment, the hook shank … Continue reading “Important safety notice for users of Crosby S-1326 18/20mm Shur-Loc Hook with 16t WLL – PN 100434”