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ASME B30.7 2016 Edition, September 16, 2016
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The B30.7 Volume includes provisions that apply to the construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, and maintenance of winches arranged for mounting on a foundation or other supporting structure for moving loads. Winches addressed in this Volume are those typically used in industrial, construction, and maritime applications. The requirements included in this Volume apply to winches that are powered by internal combustion engines, electric motors, compressed air, or hydraulics, and that utilize drums and rope.

This Volume does not apply to overhead hoists, mine hoists, capstans, or winches installed as an integral part of the lifting system of other B30 equipment. Also excluded are winches used with

(a) all-terrain-type recreational vehicles

(b) drill rig relocation trucks

(c) tow trucks

(d) vehicle recovery units

(e) boat trailers

(f) amusement park rides

(g) excavating equipment

(h) equipment covered by ANSI A10, A17, A90, A92, A120, B20, B56, and B77 standards

(i) free-fall applications such as pile driving

Provisions of this Volume do not apply to the movement of personnel