ASME B30.20 (2010)
Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
Annotation and contents
ASME has been defining crane safety since 1916.
ASME B30.20-2010 addresses Structural and Mechanical Lifting Devices, Vacuum Lifting Devices, Operated Close Proximity Lifting Magnets, Remotely Operated Lifting Magnets, and Scrap and Material Handling Grapples. It offers comprehensive solutions applying to the marking, construction, installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and operation of equipment used for attaching loads to a hoist.
ASME B30.20 is to be used in conjunction with equipment described in other volumes of the ASME B30 series of safety standards.
Careful application of these B30 standards will help users to comply with pertinent regulations within their jurisdictions, while achieving the operational and safety benefits to be gained from the many industry best-practices detailed in these volumes.
Intended for manufacturers, owners, employers, users and others concerned with the specification, buying, maintenance, training and safe use of below-the-hook lifting devices with B30 equipment, plus all potential governing entities.
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