ASME B30 pdf download Personnel Lifting Systems Safety Standard for Cableways, Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Hooks, Jacks, and Slings
SECTION IX: REQUESTS FOR INTERPRETATION
The B30 Standard Committee will render an interpretation of the provisions of the B30 Standard.ArInterpretation Submittal Form is available on ASMESwebsite 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. TheB30 Standard Committee may rewrite the question forthe sake of clarity.
Interpretations 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 subjecito hazards that cannot be abated by mechanical meansbut only by the exercise of intelligence, care and common sense. It is therefore essential to have personnelinvolved in the use and operation of equipment whoare competent, careful physically and mentally qualified, and trained in the proper operation of the equipment and the handling ofloads. Serious hazards includebut are not limited to, improper or inadequate maintenance, overloading, dropping or slipping of the loadobstructing the free passage of the load, and using equipment for a purpose for which it was not intended odesigned.
The B30 Standard Committee fully realizes the importance of proper design factors, minimum or maximumdimensions and other limiting criteria of wire rope orchain and their fastenings, sheaves, sprockets, drumsand similar equipment covered by the standard, all ofwhich are closely connected with safety Sizes, strengthsand 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
(c) the acceleration or speed of the ropes, chainssheaves, sprockets, or drums
(d) the type of attachments
(e) the number, size, and arrangement of sheaves or other parts
(f) environmental conditions causing corrosion or wear
(g) many variables that must be considered in each individual case
The requirements and recommendations provided in the volumes must be interpreted accordingly, and judg- ment used in determining their application.