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ASME B20.1-2006 pdf download.Safety Standard for Conveyors and Related Equipment.
INTRODUCTION Accidents resulting from the manual handling of materials have been reduced by the use of conveying and other forms of mechanical handling equipment. A further reduction in the accident rate can be gained by following safe practices in the design, construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of such equipment. The design and installation of conveyors and con- veyor systems should be supervised by qualified engi- neers. Likewise, the operation and maintenance of conveyors and systems should be supervised by trained personnel. The purpose of this Standard is to present certain guides for the design, construction, installation, opera- tion, and maintenance of conveyors and related equipment. Those portions of this Standard relating to mainte- nance and operation procedures are fully as important as those relating to design and installation. The best design features may be negated by faulty maintenance and operating practices. It is important that operating and maintenance personnel be instructed in recognizing hazards and pertinent safety precautions. 1 SCOPE This Standard applies to the design, construction, installation, maintenance, inspection, and operation of conveyors and conveying systems in relation to hazards. The conveyors may be of the bulk material, package, or unit-handling types, where the installation is designed for permanent, temporary, or portable operation. This Standard shall apply, with the exceptions noted below, to all conveyor installations. This Standard specifically excludes any conveyor designed, installed, or used primarily for the movement of people. This Standard does, however, apply to certain conveyingdevices thatincorporate withintheirsupport- ing structure workstations or operator’s stations specifi- cally designed for authorized operating personnel. This Standard does not apply to conveyors such as underground mine conveyors for which specific stan- dards are alreadyineffector to equipmentsuchas indus- trial trucks, tractors, trailers, automatic guided vehicles, tiering machines (except pallet load tierers), cranes, 1 hoists, power shovels, power scoops, bucket drag lines, trenchers, platform elevators designed to carry passen- gers or an operator, manlifts, moving walks, moving stairways (escalators), highway or railroad vehicles, cableways, tramways, dumbwaiters, pneumatic con- veyors, robots, or integral machine transfer devices. Some of the foregoing have specific standards. The provisions of this Standard shall apply to equip- ment installed 1 year after the date of issuance. 2 REFERENCE TO OTHER CODES Certain other codes and standards have been cited as references in this Standard. Reference to them does not constitute inclusion of the complete text of such codes or standards as a part of this Standard. This Safety Standard for conveyors is supplementary to any law or code covering fire or health regulations. 3 INTENT The intent ofthis Standard is to provide for safe opera- tion and maintenance of conveying equipment. Suggestions for improvement of this Standard may be submitted to the Secretary of the B20 Committee, ASME, Three Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016-5990. Proposals should be written in accordance with the following format: (a) Specify page and paragraph designation of the pertinent Standard. (b) Indicate suggested change (addition, deletion, revision, etc.). (c) Briefly state reason and/or evidence for suggested change. (d) Separately submit suggested changes if more than one paragraph is affected. The B20 Committee will consider each suggested change at its first meeting after receipt of the suggested change(s). The B20 Committee will render an interpretation of any requirement of the Standard. Interpretations will be rendered only in response to a written request sent to the Secretary of the B20 Committee, ASME, Three Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016-5990. The request for interpretation shall be in the following format:

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