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(b) Existing Installations.Equipment manufacturedand facilities constructed prior to the effective date ofthis Volume of the B30 Standard shall be subject to theinspection, testing, maintenance, and operation requirements of this Standard after the effective date.It is not the intent of this Volume of the B30 Standardto require retrofitting of existing equipment. Howeverwhen an item is being modified, its performance requirements shall be reviewed relative to the requirementswithin the current volume. The need to meet the currentrequirements shall be evaluated by a qualified personselected by the owner (user). Recommended changesshall be made by the owner (user) within 1 year.
SECTION VI: REOUIREMENTS ANDRECOMMENDATIONS
Requirements of this Standard are characterized byuse of the word shall. Recommendations of this Standardare characterized by the word should.
SECTION VII: USE OF MEASUREMENT UNITS
This Standard contains SI (metric) units as well asU.S.Customary units. The values stated in U.SCustomary units are to be regarded as the standard, TheSI units are a direct (soft) conversion from theUS. Customary units.
SECTION VIII: REOUESTS FOR REVISION
The B30 Standard Committee will consider requestsfor revision of any of the volumes within theB30 Standard. Such requests should be directed to
Secretary,B30 Standard CommitteeASME Codes and Standards
Two Park Avenue
New York,NY 10016-5990
Requests should be in the following format:
Cite the designation and title of the
Cite the applicable edition of the volumeCite the applicable paragraph number(s)and the relevant heading(s).
Request;Rationale:State the rationale for the suggested
Indicate the suggested revision.
Upon receipt by the Secretary, the request will beforwarded to the relevant B30 Subcommittee for consid.eration and action. Correspondence will be provided to the requester defining the actions undertaken by theB30 Standard Committee.
SECTION IX: REQUESTS FOR INTERPRETATION
The B30 Standard Committee will render an interpretation of the provisions of the B30 Standard. AnInterpretation Submittal Form is available on ASME’swebsite at http://cstools.asme.org/Interpretation/InterpretationForm.cfm.Phrase the question as a request for an interpretationof a specific provision suitable for general understanding and 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.How-ever, they should not contain any proprietary names orinformation. Read carefully the note addressing thetypes of requests that the B30 Standard Committee canand 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 StandardCommittee prior to its formal issuance.The B30Standard Committee may rewrite the question for thesake of clarity.
Interpretations to the B30 Standard will be availableonline at https:/ /cstools.asme.org/Interpretation/Searchlnterpretation.cfm.
SECTION X: ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE
The equipment covered by the B30 Standard is subjectto hazards that cannot be abated by mechanical meansbut only by the exercise of intelligence, care, and com-mon sense. It is therefore essential to have personnelinvolved in the use and operation of equipment whoare competent, careful, physically and mentally quali-fied, and trained in the proper operation of the equip-ment and thehandling ofloads. Serious hazards includebut are not limited to, improper or inadequate maintenance, overloading, dropping or slipping of the load,obstructing the free passage of the load,and using equip-ment for a purpose for which it was not intended ordesigned.