Load shackles are for Antarctic

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has selected Strainstall Engineering Services to design and supply 26 special load measuring shackles to measure tension in the wire bracing which holds the Halley station buildings onto the floating Brunt Ice Shelf. Halley is BAS’ most southerly station. It is the centre for research into the depletion of ozone […]

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has selected Strainstall Engineering Services to design and supply 26 special load measuring shackles to measure tension in the wire bracing which holds the Halley station buildings onto the floating Brunt Ice Shelf.

Halley is BAS’ most southerly station. It is the centre for research into the depletion of ozone in the upper atmosphere.

The Strainstall shackles will measure loads in the wire ropes, which vary with the seasons and the snowfall. The polar 2791 units are robust enough to operate for several years between temperatures of -55srC to +10srC.

These UV-resistant units, sealed to the IP65 standard, will survive blizzards and water.

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