In one of the latest gibes at the oil & gas industry downturn, the InterMoor do Brasil team has completed their most recent inspection project by inspecting the wire cables that support the Sugar Loaf cable cars in Rio de Janeiro.
The team carried out the inspection work on the wires that support the cable car going up the 396 meters (1,299ft.) of the Sugar Loaf peak.
The electromagnetic inspection work was carried out for Cia Caminho aéreo Pão de Açucar, which is responsible for the operation of the cableway.
The cable cars run every 20 minutes, between 8 am and 10 pm. Opened in 1912, the Sugar Loaf cableway was only the third to be built in the world. The wire is approximately 1,000m long and is inspected annually.
The Sugar Loaf is one of Rio de Janeiro’s most famous landmarks. Its cableway is used by approximately 2,500 visitors every day, but traffic is expected to increase as hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors attend the Olympics this August. The cable car capacity is 65 passengers and stops at Morro da Urca (at 722 feet (220 m)) on its way up and down. InterMoor is proud to be associated with the efforts to make sure the local attractions are ready and safe for the occasion.
On top of the electromagnetic inspection of wire ropes, InterMoor do Brasil provides a range of NDT (Non Destructive Testing) inspection tests, including LP (Liquid Penetrant), MP (Magnetic Particle), ultrasound, etc. InterMoor has an impressive track record and extensive experience in conducting NDT inspections in the oil and gas industry. As this recent project attests, InterMoor is also prepared to meet the needs of their customers in other industries: sugarcane industry, cable cars, automotive, ports, and mining, among others.