ASME B30.7 (2011)

Winches (Formerly Titled Base-Mounted Drum Hoists)

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Annotation and contents

B30.7 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 or winches installed as an integral part of the lifting system of other B30 equipment.  

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