This test method describes a procedure for acoustic emission (AE)
testing of aerial personnel
devices (APDs) with supplemental load handling attachments.
Equipment Covered - This test method covers the following types of
vehicle-mounted aerial personnel
devices with supplemental load handling attachments:
Articulating-boom APDs, and
Any combination of 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199.
Equipment Not Covered - This test method does not cover any of the
Insulated aerial personnel devices without supplemental load handling
Digger-derricks with platform,
Cranes with platform, and
Aerial devices with load-lifting capabilities located anywhere other
than adjacent to the platform.
NOTE 1 - This test method is not intended to be a stand-alone NDT
method for the verification of
the structural integrity of an aerial device. Other NDT methods should
be used to supplement the
The AE test method is used to detect and area-locate emission sources.
Verification of emission
sources may require the use of other nondestructive test (NDT)
methods, such as radiography,
ultrasonics, magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, and visual
inspection. (Warning - This test
method requires that external loads be applied to the superstructure
of the vehicle under test.
During the test, caution must be taken to safeguard personnel and
equipment against unexpected
failure or instability of the vehicle or components.)
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems,
if any, associated with its
use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to
establish appropriate safety and
health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory
limitations prior to use.