ASME B30.24 pdf download Container Cranes Safety Standard for Cableways, Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Hooks, Jacks, and Slings
SECTION I: SCOPE EXCLUSIONS
The B30 Standard does not apply to track and automo-tive jacks, railway or automobile wrecking cranes, shipboard cranes,shipboard cargo-handling equipmentwell-drilling derricks, skip hoists, mine hoists, truckbody hoists, car or barge pullers, conveyors, excavatingequipment, or equipment covered under the scope ofthe following standards: A10, A17, A90,A92,A120, B20B56,and B77
SECTION IIl: PURPOSE
The B30 Standard is intended to
(a) prevent or minimize injury to workers, and otherwise provide for the protection of life, limb, and propertyby prescribing safety requirements(b) provide direction to manufacturers,ownersemployers, users, and others concerned with, or respon-sible for, its application(c) guide governments and other regulatory bodiesin the development, promulgation, and enforcement ofappropriate safety directives
SECTION IV: USE BY REGULATORY AGENCIES
These Volumes may be adopted in whole or in partfor governmental or regulatory use. If adopted for gov-ernmental use, the references to other national codesand standards in the specific volumes may be changedto refer to the corresponding regulations of the governmental authorities.
SECTION V: EFFECTIVE DATE
(a) Effective Date. The effective date of this Volume ofthe B30 Standard shall be 1 year after its date of issuanceConstruction,installation, inspection, testing,maintenance, and operation of equipment manufactured and facilities constructed after the effective date of this Volume shall conform to the mandatory requirements ofthis Volume.
(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:REQUIREMENTS 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 standardThe SI units are a direct (soft) conversion from the U.SCustomary units.
SECTION VIIl: REQUESTS FOR REVISION
The B30 Standards Committee will consider requestsfor revision of any of the volumes within theB30 Standard. Such requests should be directed to
Secretary,B30 Standards CommitteeASME Codes and StandardsThree Park Avenue
New YorkNY 10016-5990
Requests should be in the following format:Cite the designation and title of the volumeCite the applicable edition of the volume
Subject:Cite the applicable paragraph number(s)and the relevant heading(s).
Indicate the suggested revision.Request: