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Port of Esbjerg save life of wire ropes using Prolan

Prolan solves corrosion problems on Liebherr Crane’s
wire Ropes

Esbjerg Havn Port is one of the largest in Denmark handling 2/3rds
of the countries truck transport cargo. This port has 40yrs of
experience in the oil and offshore oil industries. Esbjerg Port was
first introduced to Prolan by a forklift supplier in Denmark who had
corrosive issues on forklifts exposed to the harsh North Sea
weather conditions.

The forklifts were sprayed with Prolan Heavy Grade and the
corrosion stopped. The service technician had seen results from
tests on the forklifts and could see the advantage of using Prolan
product on the wire ropes of their Leibher cranes. Prolan not only
stopped the corrosion problems on the crane wires but it also
lubricated as well.

Prolan is now used on the wire ropes of the cranes for protection and lubrication. Prolan is also sprayed onto any exposed metal surfaces around the port that are prone to rust and corrosion.

They have also discovered that Prolan does not need to be applied as often as the previous lubricant. The previous product had to be reapplied to the wire ropes every 2-3 weeks. They have found the Prolan lasts 12 months reducing downtime and maintenance on the crane considerably. The rope on inspection after 12 months looked as good as when first installed.


“I can give PROLAN our best recommendations and we are sure that
many harbours could benefit from using ‘Prolan’ to solve problems
and to reduce the numbers of products/chemicals used,” says Mr.
Hans Christian Lindholm.


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