ASME B30.9 (2010)
Annotation and contents
ASME has been defining crane safety since 1916.
Volume B30.9 includes provisions that apply to slings used for lifting purposes, used in conjunction with equipment described in other volumes of the B30 Standard, except as restricted in B30.12 and B30.23. Slings fabricated from alloy steel chain, wire rope, metal mesh, synthetic fiber rope, synthetic webbing, and synthetic fiber yarns in a protective cover(s) are addressed. Slings fabricated from other materials or constructions other than those detailed in this Volume shall be used only in accordance with the recommendations of the sling manufacturer or a qualified person.
This safety standard offers comprehensive solutions applying to the fabrication, attachment, use, inspection, and maintenance of this equipment used for lifting purposes.
B30.9 is to be used in conjunction with equipment described in other volumes of the ASME B30 series of safety standards.
Careful application of B30 safety standards will help users to comply with applicable 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 slings and hooks with B30 equipment, plus all potential governing entities.
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