ASME B30.16 (2003)

Overhead Hoists (Underhung)

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Annotation and contents

B30.16 includes provisions that apply to the construction, installation, operation, inspection, and maintenance of hand chain-operated chain hoists and electric and air-powered chain and wire rope hoists used for, but not limited to, vertical lifting and lowering of freely suspended, unguided, loads which consist of equipment and materials. Requirements for a hoist that is used for a special purpose, such as, but not limited to, tensioning a load, nonvertical lifting service, lifting a guided load, lifting personnel, or drawing both the load and the hoist up or down the load chain or rope when the hoist is attached to the load, are not included in this volume.