What is Safe Working Load (SWL), Breaking Stress (BS) and Proof Load?« Back to Questions List

Posted by marinetales
Asked on May 24, 2021 8:46 pm

Safe working load or SWL is the stress that a component of a lifting appliance can safely bear in normal use.
Breaking Stress is the stress at which a component of the lifting appliance fractures or breaks or develop cracks.
Proof Load is the load applied more than SWL of the appliance for testing purpose
So, SWL < Proof Load < Breaking Stress

Posted by marinetales
Answered On May 25, 2021 1:24 am