Petersen manufactures tested & certified stainless steel lifting shackles for the most demanding of environments and is a trusted and respected name in the dangerous North Sea Oilfield. We are rightly proud that companies such as AmSafe, RFD, BAE Systems, Donut International, Sonardyne, Franklin Offshore, Fendercare & Zodiac Milpro all benefit from our expertise in stainless lifting shackle manufacture.
Petersen's tested and certified stainless steel lifting shackles are manufactured in the UK from high quality European stainless steel. The material grades we can work with include: high strength, corrosion resistant 17-4PH (UNS S17400 / Grade 630 / 1.4542); 316L (1.4404); and Super Duplex (UNS S32760 / UNS S32750), which offers high corrosion resistance and strength in very aggressive conditions. All Petersen lifting shackles are manufactured in our stainless steel shackle forging facility. Our quality system is ISO9001 certified giving full traceability on all stainless steel lifting shackles. Every stainless shackle is manufactured, proof load tested to 2 x WLL, marked with the proof load test number and certified at the Petersen factory. All stainless steel tested & certified lifting shackles are CE marked in accordance with the Machine Directive 2006/42/EC and are supplied with safe usage instructions. Test & inspection certificates to BS EN 10204 3.1 are also supplied.
Petersen Stainless Rigging has been forging stainless steel shackles for over 100 years. As a manufacturer Petersen has full control of the entire shackle manufacturing process. We begin by sourcing the highest quality European stainless steel drawn bar stock. Drawn stainless bar is chosen because it gives the best and strongest grain structure. All Petersen Stainless lifting shackles are upset forged rather than drop forged to keep the grain flowing around the shackle head rather than splintering it. Keeping the long, as-drawn grain structure gives stainless steel shackles excellent fatigue and corrosion resistance and also results in the highest strength stainless steel lifting shackle in the market. All Petersen shackles are produced in this way.
The Petersen lifting shackle manufacturing technique is very flexible and custom shackles can easily be produced to your exact requirements in small batches, at a relatively low cost. We regularly produce custom stainless steel shackles for many diverse applications such as; aircraft evacuation slide shackles, cargo securing net shackles, parachute shackles, sonar array shackles, water pump chain shackles, desalination pump shackles and shackles for the nuclear industry. We were even once tasked with producing a shackle to lift an elephant!
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