Supply of Large Lifting Eyes

Franklin Offshore Australia has been involved in the supply of heavy lift rigging equipment for GE Renewable energy over the last couple of years.

GE’s current requirement in for the latest Vietnam Windfarm is for a quanitity of 9x Pewag PLDW Delta Profilift lifting points.
These lifting points are an M72 Thread, with a 40 Tonne All Direction working load limit and are rotatable under load.

We are able to supply the whole range of these swivel liftings points from as small as M8 (0.3t WLL) to M100 (55t WLL)
The full range of the Pewag Swivel Lifting Points can be found here:

Contact our friendly sales team for further information on this large range of lifting eyes
Call us today on (08) 9410 6000 or send an online enquiry.

New Range of Mooring Buoys

Franklin Offshore Australia now offers a new range of mooring Buoys and navigation equipment to complement our existing steel Can buoy range.

  • Made from UV stabilised virgin polyethylene and Rotationally moulded using foam sandwich construction.
  • All our buoys are filled with closed cell polyurethane foam to give a reserve buoyancy
  • Due to the nature of polyethylene all our buoys are virtually maintenance free. As a result of this they have a design life of the up to 15 years.

Marlin Mooring Buoys

Franklin Offshore Australia’s Marlin Mooring Buoys are Modular in construction, offering buoyancy from 100 to 6000kg with tie bars from 12t to 55t WLL

Our Tie bars are not moulded in, because of this they are designed to be replaced, re-galvanised or converted to chain, through out the life of the buoy

  • Wall thickness of Marlin 100 & 200 Buoys – 10mm
  • Wall Thickness of Marlin 1000 to 6000 Buoys – 24mm
  • Suitable for use in cyclone areas
6 Tonne Marlin Module Mooring Buoy

Sentry 1 Navigation Aid

Franklin Offshore Australia’s Sentry 1 Navigation Aid Buoys are Virgin UV Stabilised Polyethylene using Foam sandwich technique

  • Wall thickness approx. 10mm
  • Focal height 1100mm
  • Available in All IALA colours
  • Suitable for In shore or offshore applications
Sentry 1 – Navigation Aid

Top marks / Light cage

Franklin Offshore Australia’s Top Marks & Light Cages are made from HMPE Polyethylene in a traditional design

  • A range of sizes to suit many applications
  • Hi visibility and virtually maintenance free
  • Both the Cardinal & Lateral top marks with light cages are available
  • All colours to IALA standards

Contact our friendly sales team for further information on any of the above listed mooring Buoys.

Call us today on (08) 9410 6000 or send an online enquiry.

Now a Premium Distributor for William Hackett

William Hackett Lifting Products

Franklin Offshore Australia are proud to announce we are now a Premium Distributor for William Hackett Lifting Products.

William Hackett have been one of the leading companies in the Offshore Lifting & Rigging industry in the UK. Manufacturing a range of products from Chain Components, to Materials handling for both the Onshore & Offshore industries.


The Hackett Multilinks & Masterlinks are DNV Type approved. This allows us to carry a large range of DNV type approved links in stock in Perth for the manufacture of DNV 2.7-1, DNV 2.7-3 & AS1666 wire rope slings. More information on the Chain components can be found on our product page: G80 & G100 Chain & Fittings

William Hackett DNV Type Approved Links

Subsea Lever & Chain Hoists.

The William Hackett second generation SS-L5 topside and subsea lever hoist is the first lever hoist to be awarded by DNVGL ‘Saltwater Immersion test verification, Report No. A0359376.02, Rev.1. The report verifies that the SS-L5 type lever hoist could be safely used over a 21 day single immersion and a 31 day multi immersion period.

Some Further information on the Hackett Lever & Chain blocks can be found on our products page here: Materials Handling

SS-L5 Subsea Lever Hoist

ROV Subsea Chain Blocks

The William Hackett ROV Subsea Chain Blocks are designed specifically for ROV use. They can be supplied with either a Hot Stab, Fishtail or D-Link drive interface for the ROV connection.

A perfect solution for underwater lifting, this ROV Subsea Chain blocks can be manufactured to suite your specific requirements.

Further details can be found here: Hackett ROV Subsea Chainblock


Contact our friendly sales team for further information on any of the above listed products.

Call us today on (08) 9410 2480 or send an online enquiry.

All You Need to Know About Destructive Testing

Destructive testing may seem like something you don’t need to worry about, trusting your equipment will stick by you. However, you need to know that you and your crew are always safe when using any type of Lifting & Rigging equipment, be it:  Wire rope, Fibre rope, or Lifting Chain while on the job. Making sure your equipment has been Tested to meet the required loads your rigging can handle is vital.

Let’s look at:

  • Who may need this type of testing as well as who performs it
  • What exactly it is and encompasses
  • When it is done
  • Where the testing takes place
  • Why destructive testing is required


The people who regularly use any form of rigging (Wire rope, Fibre rope, Lifting chain and other fittings) need to know that the equipment they are using complies with the relevant Safety Factors as defined in the Australian Stands for that Rigging. People who use these products are usually in the offshore energy industry such as oil or gas, transportation, or the construction or mining industries.


Destructive testing is a form of tensile testing that applies a load to an item until a complete failure (or destruction) occurs. The details of this test are then recorded. This allows the users of the item being tested to understand how it will react when put under stress and at what point it will actually fail, plus how it acts when it does fail. In this way, they know what to expect when using the wire rope, fibre rope, chain, or fittings while on the job.


Destructive testing can be carried out for a number of reasons, some are listed as follows:

  1. When a new item has been designed and the engineer or designer needs to know it will break/fail at the load that it has been designed for.
  2. If the client or end user needs to check what the fatigue life of an existing item is, i.e. a rigging component that has been in use for a significant amount of time, and the client needs to check if its use over time has weakened the item more than their acceptable levels or more than the standard allows
  3. In order to comply with some Third Party inspection bodies (i.e. DNV-GL), the components used need to have a section destruct tested and recorded prior to being used in lifting applications
  4. At time of manufacture, the manufacturer will have a section of the item destruct tested and recorded to make sure that the breaking load complies with their requirements.


This type of testing is performed in a controlled environment. Usually at approved testing laboratories. This is so that the trained personnel that carry out the testing remain safe and so that the results of the tests are recorded accurately. The facility will record all of the data and present the certificate of testing to the client stating said results. 


Probably the most common reason for Destructive testing is to make sure the rigging and lifting components meet their specific equipment standards (Australian Standards, DNV-GL, EN, International etc…). These standards dictate certain safety factors that Lifting and Rigging equipment must meet before it can be used for lifting, pulling or other applications.

To make sure that the equipment being used meets these safety factors, Destruction tests are carried out on the items to understand where the breaking load is. From there the working load limit (WLL) can be calculated for that item.

For example, Wire rope has a safety factor of 5:1 as per Australian Standard 1666.1 & 2 – 2009.

Our 13mm 6×36 EIPS Galvanized Wire rope has a minimum breaking load of 12.02 Tonne

Applying the safety factor of 5:1 to this would indicate that this 13mm Wire rope has a WLL of 2.4 Tonne

Keep in mind this does not include any other factors that need to be accounted for (Swage Factor, Angle of lifting, etc…) as stated in the standard.

The Team at Franklin Offshore Australia is well trained in providing destructive testing on wire rope, fibre rope, chain, and fittings no matter the industry in which they are being used. We are able to carry out destruction testing up to 700 Tonne, and offer NATA Endorsed certification for all equipment tested.

If you require testing on the equipment you use, call +61 (08) 9410 6000 today or email us to arrange your testing.


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Offshore Anchors: Purpose & Types

Offshore anchors – those used to secure offshore rigs used in the production of oil and gas – are important in ensuring the long life of that rig. It’s also important in ensuring the safety of the people that work on board the rig. If the rig is not stable, then any unplanned movement will put those people at risk. As you can see, offshore anchors play a vital role in the offshore rigging industry.

Due to these requirements, there are several types of these anchors that Franklin Offshore Australia carries for use in the offshore industry. Let’s look at a few of these types:

Types of Offshore Anchors

The type of offshore anchor you choose for your specific application will depend on several factors:

  • The ocean conditions
  • The climate that the rig will be exposed to
  • The conditions of the sea floor (sand, limestone, etc.)
  • Size of the Rig


The ST & ST-S Offshore Anchor

This anchor is one of the most versatile ones available to the offshore rigging industry at this time and as such it is one of the most commonly used with offshore rigs. It is an HHP (high holding power) anchor that has an adjustable shank. This adjustable shank is perfect for changing the anchor to meet the soil needs rather than getting a whole new anchor for each application. This greatly reduces costs over time.

The Flipper Delta Offshore Anchor

The Flipper Delta is an SHHP (superior high holding power) anchor that can easily penetrate many different types of soil due to its open construction. At Franklin Offshore Australia, we carry many different sizes in stock so you can pick up the right ones for your specific application. Sizes range from 500kg to 5 tonne.

The Bruce Twin Shank Offshore Anchor

This popular offshore anchor stays put in many different seabed conditions, including changing water directions and incoming or outgoing tides. The anchor also sets quickly so you can get to work quickly as well. The Bruce Twin Shank has a very unique design that allows it to stay embedded to give a very stable support system for your rig.

Franklin Offshore Australia offers other types of anchors in addition to these. Feel free to contact us so we can discuss your needs. Franklin Offshore would love to be your sole provider of offshore rigging, mooring, and lifting equipment.

Come to the Best Place for your Synthetic Mooring Rope

Mooring Ropes come in many different types and sizes. Some types are great for general use while others have more specific purposes. The type and size you will need  will vary depending on what kind of equipment you are using it with: Winches, hoists, fenders, buoys, etc. Once you choose between what the mooring rope is made of – For Example Polypropylene, Nylon & Dyneema synthetic fibers – you will also need to choose the diameter and length.

Franklin Offshore Australia not only provides mooring rope, but we can also perform inspections on existing mooring ropes  to make sure it is safe to use before you begin or continue your project.

Because there are so many choices to be made in type, diameter and length of mooring rope, it may be difficult for you to determine just what you need. This is where we come in. At Franklin Offshore Australia we have professionals standing by who know these products inside and out and can help you determine which type would best suit your needs. You don’t have to figure it all out by yourself!

Call us today on +61 (08) 9410 6000 or submit an online enquiry today. We can help you get your project started with high quality mooring rope and any other equipment you need to go with it.


Types of Non Destructive Testing

Types of Non Destructive Testing

There are three common types of non destructive testing: visual inspection, magnetic particle inspection, and dye penetrant inspection. Franklin Offshore Australia performs all three of these services either on-site or in-house; whichever is most convenient for you.

All inspections are done to the relevant Australian standards, and because our inspectors so good at their job, you can be rest assured that your equipment is inspected properly and you are getting a great deal on the service we they provide you. Make sure that your products are manufactured and operating safely within the Australian standards by getting them properly inspected regularly.

All inspections will be supplied with NATA Endorsed certification upon completion of the inspection.

Let’s look at these three types of non destructive testing a little closer.


Visual Inspection

An inspector must have knowledge of every product that they inspect as well as how it is used. They must also know what is acceptable for the product to pass inspection as per the relevant Australian standard for the item. Our Inspectors are highly trained to be able to inspect every product that comes their way and will be able to tell you, what passes inspection, what can be fixed or if they just need to be replaced altogether. When inspecting items, the product should be in a well lit area and depending on the item  a crane may be required to lift the item for inspection underneath. (i.e. Containers & Frames)

The inspector must have a high level of visual acuity and a great deal of patience to ensure the product has been inspected correctly. Once the item passes inspection, a NATA Endorsed certificate will be issued to the client detailing that the item inspected complies with the required Australian standard.


Magnetic Particle Inspection

If the product to be inspected is of a grade of steel that can be easily magnetized, this type of inspection works well. The aim for a Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI for short) is to show cracks and imperfections in welding or machined material that would otherwise not be seen with the naked eye. This works by spraying a magnetic ink over a white lacquer background and then using a magnet which forces the ink to seep into any flaws on the item surface.

A magnetic particle inspection can show small flaws so that they can be documented as potential problems later on, repaired before any further testing is carried out or show if any flaws have been produced from a mechanical test. This type of non destructive testing is quick and simple making it a relatively inexpensive form of inspection.

Usually for a Magnetic Particle inspection to work best, the section of the item being inspected should be stripped back to bare metal as any coating over the inspection area can cause inconsistencies in the test. Magnetic Particle Inspection equipment it is also highly portable making it convenient for you if you need inspections done at your location.

Upon completion of the item passing, the client will be issued with a NATA Endorsed MPI Certificate for the item


Dye Penetrant Inspection

If magnetic particle inspection is not a viable option because the product is not magnetic, (Commonly Stainless Steel & Aluminum items) then dye penetrant inspection may be the best option. This works by spraying a dye onto the intended item and allowing it to soak into the material. Over time the dye will seep into any flaws in the product surface showing the inspector to see any issues that may need to be looked at. This type of testing is also highly portable making it just as convenient has MPI inspection.

Dye Penetrate Inspection (DPI for short) typically takes a bit longer than magnetic particle inspection due to the wait time for the dye to settle.  However it is the most common form of non destructive testing for non-magnetic items.

Upon completion of the item passing, the client will be issued with a NATA Endorsed MPI Certificate for the item.


All Franklin Offshore Australia’s  MPI & DPI inspectors are highly trained and are AINDT Qualified for MPI & DPI inspections.



Rigging Equipment

Why Rent Rigging Equipment?

There are many benefits to choosing rigging equipment hire. Franklin Offshore Australia not only provides rentals of many different types of rigging, but also services needed to use it. No matter what your needs are, you don’t need to invest in a lot of equipment and personnel to handle your project, you just need to be able to hire the right company to provide the equipment or services you need. Make sure you get the right equipment for the job, and right on time.

Lower Upfront Cost by Renting Your Rigging Equipment

If you have a large scale project, you can lower your project’s upfront costs by not spending a fortune buying everything you need and then wondering if you are going to need that exact equipment for the next project. Having to juggle between the equipment you have bought for a previous project, and the equipment you need for the next project can not only be time consuming, but also its not always Economical on your budget. This is where Hiring Equipment from Franklin Offshore Australia will benefit you. When you rent, the equipment goes back to Franklin Offshore Australia as soon as you are done and you only pay for the time and use of it.

You Don’t Have to Pay for Maintenance of the Rigging Equipment

Because the equipment doesn’t belong to you, part of what the convenience of renting is not having to worry about the high costs of maintenance and repair of the rigging equipment used on your project. Make a call when something breaks and you are not the one to replace or fix it. This is a major benefit to renting the rigging equipment you use because if you financed it and are still paying on it, and then you have to replace and are paying on the new one as well, your cash flow can be seriously hurt.

Long Term Cost Liabilities & Accounting Processes are a Thing of the Past

When you choose to hire rigging equipment, you don’t have to worry about the depreciation and accounting process behind a large purchase because you are just paying for the equipment to show up so you can either have your own employees get the job done or you can have Franklin Offshore’s many skilled employees provide that service as well. Save some time at the accountant’s office, or save your in-house accountant some “hair pulling out” moments, and rent instead.

Where Do You Need the Rigging Equipment to Show Up?

When you work with a reputable company such as Franklin Offshore Australia, you can be certain they have a large network behind them that will make sure you can get your equipment to you anywhere in the world. And when you’re done with it just say the word and it’s gone so you don’t have to worry about it anymore. Franklin Offshore International will make sure that delivery and pick-up of the equipment happens when it needs to. It gets there on time so you can begin your project and the equipment is out of your hair when the project is completed so you can move on to the next one.

Steel Wire Rope

What You Need to Know About Steel Wire Rope

Whether you are using steel wire rope as lifting equipment, along with a high performance crane, or as riser tensioner cables, you still need to make sure you are getting the proper wire rope for your needs so that you have peak performance and no lapses in safety.

If you’re not sure what type of steel rope you need for your project, you can contact Franklin Offshore and a professional will gladly assist in helping you determine which would be best for your application. However, it is best to know as much as possible about the product you will be using, so here we have some general information. If you need more info, please contact Franklin Offshore Australia.

How Can Steel Wire Rope Be Used?

Along with the applications listed above, wire rope can be used as a hoist, or with winches, (Crane Wires & Drill Lines etc…) or even to create slings. Depending on the construction of the rope, it can be used in a multitude of ways and there are several sizes and types that are great to have around for general use no matter your project.

Measuring the Diameter of Wire Rope

To measure the width, you need to measure across the circle at its widest points, this is also known as the Diameter. Do not measure where two strands create a flat space. That will not give you an accurate measurement. You must make sure to Measure across the tips of the strands at the widest points. Once the Diameter, Construction & Grade of wire rope is determined, you can then use these details to find out what weight your wire rope is able to lift.

Steel Wire Rope Lays

A right lay means that the rope is twisted clockwise. Likewise, a left lay means that the rope is twisted counterclockwise. Either direction can have a regular lay or a Lang lay. In a regular lay steel wire rope, “wires in strands are laid in the opposite direction of the strands and are parallel to the rope axis.”

In a Lang lay rope, “wires are laid in the same direction as the strands of the rope and in an angle to the rope axis.” Lang lay ropes are not recommended to be used with endpoints that swivel.

What Makes Steel Wire Rope

The width of the rope, how the rope is constructed, the grade of steel used to construct it, as well as the material making up its core, are all factors when determining what type of steel rope you need for your application.

The design of the rope is determined by several factors, including: the number of wires in each strand as well as how they are arranged, the number of strands in each rope as well as how they are arranged, and also the core of the rope.


To get help determine what type of steel wire rope you need out of the many options available from Franklin Offshore Australia, call us today on (08) 9410 2480 or email us and we can certainly help.

We want to make sure you get the proper equipment for your project and we are the right company to do that for you.

steel wire rope  steel rope

Lifting Equipment

What Type of Lifting Equipment Best Suits Your Needs?

Lifting equipment is used in many applications and Franklin Offshore can provide you with the equipment you need for heavy duty lifting. What type of equipment you need depends largely on what you are going to be doing, how heavy the loads are going to be, and how often you are going to be using the equipment. When determining whether to choose wire rope, chain, flat webbing, or round slings to use when lifting, consider the length of sling you will need, the size/weight of the loads, and what method you think will work best given whether you will be working around heat or acids.

Wire Rope Lifting Equipment

There are many different configurations and weight allowances found within the options available for wire rope. This type of lifting equipment is used primarily for general purposes or heavy duty lifting, and in many applications it is handy to have around even if you’re not lifting on a regular basis. Wire rope slings can also be stored pre-set on Containers and Goods cages and other types of lifted equipment ready to be used to lift the item straight away.

Flat Webbing Slings

Many people choose to use flat webbing when planning their projects because, as a form of lifting equipment, it can last longer (Due to being made of Fiber and not Steel, there is no Corrosion or Rust that can be found on Chain & Wire). It can also help to get the job done easier & faster than wire, due to it being a lot lighter than rope. You will find that Flat webbing slings are colour coded so choosing the right one for the weight you are lifting is easy. There are many options available for this type of lifting equipment. Choosing to use flat webbing means you can choose the correct type of flat webbing for the job instead of having to calculate for things like size and weight yourself, like you would if you were using wire rope or chain.

Round Slings Used for Lifting Equipment

Just like flat webbing, round slings a lot lighter than rope and are much stronger than chain. Also, because they are round and the points of lift (AKA the stress points) change each time they are used, the life of them is much longer when compared to other lifting equipment. Each size roundsling is colour coded just like the Flat Webbing Slings starting from 1 ton; Standard lengths are usually from 1m to 6m however different lengths can be manufactured upon request so you will always have the right length needed for the job.

How Franklin Offshore Australia Can Help You Get the Lifting Equipment You Need

Franklin Offshore isn’t just a provider of materials that you order from and then just leave it to you. We also provide the same services that use these products, so we know how important it is to use the proper equipment for the job, as well as how important safety is when using it. Choose a company that is invested in their customers whether they are a purchaser of products, services, or both. We can help you find a solution for your project that will work for you. Get in touch with us today!