Schwing Adds Boom Inspector

Due to increased sales of Schwing concrete pumps, the company’s service department has added a certified boom inspector for customers in the Southeast U.S. Jim Indelicato will join the nationwide team of Schwing certified boom inspectors located throughout North America. He comes to the position with extensive welding experience—an important skill if a boom inspection reveals repairs are needed.

“That’s a critical requirement whenever a customer requests a boom inspection from Schwing,” said Schwing service manager, Jeff Popa. “Our inspectors can execute a repair in the field to keep the customer’s equipment safe and working. With today’s extra-long booms and the higher-strength steels being used, the correct repair procedures and standards must be followed to ensure the structural integrity of the repair.”

Indelicato honed his inspection and welding skills at an independent boom repair shop where he inspected concrete pumps, belts and cranes, including repairs to lattice booms and hydraulic booms for concrete pumps, cranes, excavators, backhoes and loaders. Prior to that, Indelicato worked on rail cars and locomotives for the railroad industry.

In his new position, Jim will be performing periodic inspections according to the current revision of ASME standard B30.27 that includes complete visual inspection of all structural areas, all boom sections, pedestals, outriggers, main column and turret, hydraulic cylinders, boom rests, pin and bearing clearances and placement of safety decals.