LDE/PVS Program is managed and implemented under the cognizance of the
LDE/PVS Program Manager in the Safety Division/Code 360 of the System and
Mission Assurance Directorate, GSFC.
The LDE operations is the safety program which
provides for test, inspection, certification, and recertification of
lifting devices and equipment (LDE), and ground-based pressure vessels
and pressurized systems (PVS) at GSFC. The certification and
recertification of LDE Operators and Critical Lift Coordinators is also
PVS includes cryogenic, vacuum, hydraulic,
(including compressed air) systems; and system components including
vessels, piping, relief valves, gages and flexible hoses.
This safety program ensures that the respective equipment is
tested, inspected and certified per NASA requirements to assure personnel
and operational safety.
LDE includes bridge cranes, gantry cranes, hoists, mobile
cranes, hydra-sets and any devices, slings, or hardware components used
to attach the load to the crane hook for lifting. Also included are mobile aerial
platforms, powered industrial trucks, jacks and hydrasets.