DSI Underground

DSI Underground

Load Performance Testing

Flat Rack via Road

Ensuring the appropriate utilisation of load restraints is paramount when transporting large and heavy loads. Effective restraint systems not only safeguard cargo but also ensure the safety of personnel and equipment throughout the transportation process. 

By adhering to proper restraint protocols, DSI Underground upholds its commitment to operational excellence and safety, mitigating risks and ensuring smooth and secure transport operations for its valuable cargo.

To ensure DSI’s loads were compliant with the highest standard of safety during transport, X-Pak Global attended their site in April 2024 to test their load restraint products and methodology, and to help them ensure their loads met the NHVR Performance Standards
 
DSI Underground’s loads were subjected to testing following the specified Tilting methodology, which included simulating forces of 0.8 ‘g’ and 0.5 ‘g’ and tilt angles of 53° and 30°.
The testing conducted aimed to assess the restraint capabilities of DSI’s mining bolts products. The vehicle was lifted by crane and tilted and the load placed to simulate road shocks and vibration.

Below is a summary of the testing methods and findings:

  1. Tested with the vehicle tilted sideways at 30° with load stacked and restrained
  2. Tested with the vehicle tilted endways at 53° with load stacked and restrained

Load 1: 20.63 Tonne Net Weight

Load 2: 16 Tonne Net Weight

dsi underground checking load compliance of heavy vehicle transport using xpak global load restraints
dsi underground checking load compliance of heavy vehicle transport using xpak global load restraints

Testing Results

The testing aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of restraints for various load scenarios and provided guidelines for maximum deflection to ensure safe transportation.

 

The results demonstrated success meeting the NHVR performance standards with the implementation of X-Pak Global restraints.

Load details

dsi underground checking load compliance of heavy vehicle transport using xpak global load restraints at a 54 degree angle
dsi underground checking load compliance of heavy vehicle transport using xpak global load restraints at a 30 degree angle

X-Pak Load Restraint Systems

The below load restraints are required to appropriately secure DSI Underground’s loads.

 

See detailed recommendations here: DSI Flat Rack Load Restraint Recommendations

Tension Requirements

The maximum possible tension for the respective strapping should be preset via the pressure control valve.

The table below references the values as to the strap tension plus required compressed air feed in regards to the respective operating pressure. 

How DSI Underground and X-Pak Global Ensure Safety & Security on the Road

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