ASME B30.1 pdf download Jacks, Industrial Rollers, Air Casters, and Hydraulic Gantries Safety Standard for Cableways, Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Hooks, Jacks, and Slings
SECTION VI: REQUIREMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Requirements ofthis Standard are characterized by useof the word shall. Recommendations of this Standard arecharacterized by the word should.
SECTION VII: USE OF MEASUREMENT UNITS
This Standard contains SI (metric) units as well as U.S.Customary units. The values stated in U.S.Customary unitsare to be regarded as the standard. The Sl units are a direct(soft) conversion from the U.S. Customary units.
SECTION VIII: REQUESTS FOR REVISION
The B30 Standards Committee will consider requestsforrevision ofany ofthe volumes within the B30 StandardSuch requests should be directed to
Secretary, B30 Standards CommitteeASME Standards and CertificationTwo Park AvenueNew York,NY 10016-5990
Requests should be in the following format:
Volume:Cite the designation and title of the volume.Edition:Cite the applicable edition of the volume.Subject:Cite the applicable paragraph number(s) andthe relevant heading(s).Request:Indicate the suggested revision.State the rationale for the suggested revision.Rationale:
Upon receipt by the Secretary, the request will beforwarded to the relevant B30 Subcommittee for consideration and action.Correspondence will be provided to therequester defining the actions undertaken by the B30Standards Committee.
SECTION IX: REQUESTS FOR INTERPRETATION
The B30 Standards Committee will render an interpretation of the provisions of the B30 Standard. An Interpretation Submittal Form is available on ASME’s website athttp://cstools.asme.org/Interpretation/nterpretationForm.cfm.
Phrase the question as a request for an interpretation ofa specific provision suitable for general understandingand use, not as a request for approval of a proprietarydesign or situation. Plans or drawings that explain thequestion may be submitted to clarify the question.However,they should not contain any proprietarynames or information. Read carefully the note addressingthe types of requests that the B30 Standards Committeecan and cannot consider.
Upon submittal, the request will be forwarded to therelevant B30 Subcommittee for a draft response, whichwill then be subject to approval by the B30 StandardsCommittee priorto its formalissuance.The B30 StandardsCommittee mayrewrite the question for the sake of clarityInterpretations to the B30 Standard will be availableonline at https://cstools.asme.org/Interpretation/SearchInterpretation.cfm.
SECTION X: ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE
The equipment covered by the B30 Standard is subjectto hazardsthat cannot be abated by mechanicalmeans,butonly by the exercise of intelligence, care, and commonsense. It is therefore essential to have personnel involvedin the use and operation ofequipment who are competentcareful,physically andmentally qualifiedand trained inthe proper operation of the equipment and the handling ofloads. Serious hazards include, but are not limited toimproper or inadequate maintenance, overloading,dropping or slipping ofthe load. obstructing the free passage ofthe load, and using equipment for a purpose for which it
was not intended or designed.The B30 Standards Committee fully realizes the impor-tance of proper design factors,minimum or maximumdimensions, and other limiting criteria of wire rope orchain and their fastenings, sheaves, sprockets, drums,and similar equipment covered by the Standard, all ofwhich are closely connected with safety. Sizes, strengths.and similar criteria are dependent on many differentfactors, often varying with the installation and usesThese factors depend on
(a) the condition of the equipment or material
(b) the loads