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Performance Standard for Air Chain Hoists

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  • Revision: 2014 Edition, July 11, 2014
  • Published Date: July 11, 2014
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASME International (ASME)
  • Page Count: 28
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

(a) This Standard establishes performance requirements for air-powered chain hoists for vertical lifting service involving material handling of freely suspended (unguided) loads using load chain of the roller orwelded link types with one of the following types of suspension:

(1) lug

(2) hook or clevis

(3) trolley

(b) This Standard is applicable to hoists manufactured after the date on which this Standard is issued. It is not applicable to

(1) damaged or malfunctioning hoists;

(2) hoists that have been misused or abused;

(3) hoists that have been altered without authorization of the manufacturer or a qualified person;

(4) hoists used for lifting or supporting people;

(5) hoists used for the purpose of drawing both the load and the hoist up or down the hoist's own load chain(s); or

(6) hoists used for marine and other applications as required by the Department of Defense (DOD).

The requirements of this Standard shall be applied together with the requirements of ASME B30.16. Please also refer to ASME B30.16 for requirements pertaining to marking, construction, and installation; inspection, testing, and maintenance; and operation.