Skip to Main Content
ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories

Handbook of Case Histories in Failure Analysis

Edited by
Khlefa A. Esaklul
Khlefa A. Esaklul
Search for other works by this author on:
ASM International
Volume
2
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-215-0
Publication date:
1993
Book Chapter

Failure of a Crane Long-Travel Worm Drive Shaft

By
K.G. Wellington
K.G. Wellington
New Zealand Aluminum Smelters
Search for other works by this author on:
Published:
1993
Page range:
343 - 344

Abstract

A crane long-travel worm drive shaft was found to be chipped during unpacking after delivery. Chemical analysis showed that the steel (EN36A with a case depth of 1 mm, or 0.04 inch did not meet specifications. Magnetic particle inspection revealed a crack on the side of the shaft opposite the chip. Metallographic examination indicated that the case depth was approximately 2 mm (0.08 in.) and that a repair weld of an earlier chip had been made in the cracked area. The chipping was attributed to excessive case depth and rough handling. It was recommended that the shaft be returned to the manufacturer and a replacement requested.

You do not currently have access to this content.
Don't already have an account? Register

K.G. Wellington, 1993. "Failure of a Crane Long-Travel Worm Drive Shaft", Handbook of Case Histories in Failure Analysis, Khlefa A. Esaklul

Download citation file:


Close
Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal