Nuclear / Telescopic Outage Jib Crane

Nuclear power operations cannot afford downtime, so when it happens, it must be carefully managed to ensure that it is as short as possible. American Crane’s nuclear telescope jib cranes are ideal for outage operations such as maintenance, inspection, and refueling in the nuclear power industry. Our jib cranes are designed, fabricated, and tested for nuclear containment in accordance with 10CFR50 Appendix B of  “Quality Assurance Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants and Fuel Reprocessing Plants.” 

Our line of jib crane solutions are available in capacities ranging from one to 10 tons, addressing the needs of most shutdown procedures. The crane’s modular design allows for ease of installation in new or existing facilities. Our experienced staff will also assist with the planning, installation, and start-up operations of your customized jib crane. 

The jib’s telescopic features allow for flexibility during shutdown operations, supporting a versatile range of tasks and resulting in significant time and cost savings. In most cases, the crane pays for itself in as little as one outage. Our telescopic jib cranes can even be used to perform maintenance on polar cranes and other equipment. 

Jib Cranes

Our jib cranes are designed, manufactured, and factory tested to stringent quality standards and specifications set forth by the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), in duty classes A through F. Adhering to these requirements ensures that our cranes are suitable for use in demanding nuclear power environments. 

The robust construction of our telescopic jib cranes also make them suitable for other sectors with stringent demands, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Construction
  • Waste management
  • Marine
  • Food and Beverage 

Our cranes can also be certified for use in explosive, ignitable, and other hazardous environments. For more standardized applications, we also supply a wide range of jib cranes from industry leading manufacturers, such as Gorbel & Abell-Howe. 

Some of the additional benefits of our nuclear telescopic outage jib cranes include:

  • Load capacities up to 50 tons
  • Customization options for unique applications (e.g., cranes with slew bearings)
  • Wide range of appurtenances and accessories

In addition to our nuclear telescopic outage jib cranes, we also offer free-standing jib cranes,

wall jib cranes, and a comprehensive product line of jib crane accessories. 

Telescoping Jib Lift Features

American Crane’s telescopic jib cranes offer a multitude of features for maximum adaptability in various applications. One of the primary features of our cranes is their modular and flexible configuration. The telescoping boom provides for quick and easy adjustment for multiple lifting arm lengths and load capacities. This makes the jib crane’s adjustable arm suitable for reaching through obstructions, as well as overhead lifting applications. 

Additionally, truck attachments are available for the safe and efficient integration of the jib crane with lift trucks. This allows almost any heavy duty forklift to be easily converted into an adjustable crane. 

Other notable features of our jib cranes include:

  • Safety swivel hooks
  • Safety chain and grab hooks
  • Durable structural steel tube construction for bulky/cumbersome load-handling 
  • Spring-loaded boom lock
  • Safety swivel hooks
  • Alternate hook positions
  • High under-clearances

American Crane’s wide range of telescopic jib cranes can meet the demands of any application in the nuclear power industry. Are you interested in learning more about our nuclear-approved cranes or our other lifting solutions? Feel free to contact us or request a quote for more information.