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ASME B30.23-2016 pdf download.Personnel Lifting Systems.
Construction, installation, inspection, testing, mainte- nance, and operation of equipment manufactured and facilities constructed after the effective date of this Volume shall conform to the mandatory requirements of this Volume. (b) Existing Installations. Equipment manufactured and facilities constructed prior to the effective date of this Volume of the B30 Standard shall be subject to the inspection, testing, maintenance, and operation require- ments of this Standard after the effective date. It is not the intent of this Volume of the B30 Standard to require retrofitting of existing equipment. However, whenanitemis beingmodified, itsperformance require- ments shall be reviewed relative to the requirements within the current volume. The need to meet the current requirements shall be evaluated by a qualified person selected by the owner (user). Recommended changes shall be made by the owner (user) within 1 yr. SECTION VI: REQUIREMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Requirements of this Standard are characterized by use ofthe word shall. Recommendations ofthis Standard are characterized by the word should. SECTION VII: USE OF MEASUREMENT UNITS This Standard contains SI (metric) units as well as U.S. Customary units. The values stated in U.S. Customary units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI units are a direct (soft) conversion from the U.S. Customary units. SECTION VIII: REQUESTS FOR REVISION The B30 Standard Committee will consider requests for revision of any of the volumes within the B30 Standard. Such requests should be directed to Secretary, B30 Standard Committee ASME Codes and Standards Two Park Avenue New York, NY 10016-5990 Requests should be in the following format: Volume: Cite the designation and title of the volume. Edition: Cite the applicable edition of the volume. Subject: Cite the applicable paragraph number(s) and the relevant heading(s). Request: Indicate the suggested revision. Rationale: State the rationale for the suggested revision. Upon receipt by the Secretary, the request will be forwarded to the relevant B30 Subcommittee for consid- eration and action. Correspondence will be provided to ix the requester defining the actions undertaken by the B30 Standard Committee. SECTION IX: REQUESTS FOR INTERPRETATION The B30 Standard Committee will render an interpre- tation of the provisions of the B30 Standard. An Interpretation Submittal Form is available on ASME’s website at http://cstools.asme.org/Interpretation/ InterpretationForm.cfm. Phrase the question as a request for an interpretation of a specific provision suitable for general understand- ingand use, notas a requestforapproval ofa proprietary design or situation. Plans or drawings that explain the question may be submitted to clarify the question. How- ever, they should not contain any proprietary names or information. Read carefully the note addressing the types of requests that the B30 Standard Committee can and cannot consider. Upon submittal, the request will be forwarded to the relevant B30 Subcommittee for a draft response, which will then be subject to approval by the B30 Standard Committee prior to its formal issuance. The B30 Standard Committee may rewrite the question for the sake of clarity. Interpretations to the B30 Standard will be available online at https://cstools.asme.org/Interpretation/ SearchInterpretation.cfm. SECTION X: ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE The equipment covered by the B30 Standard is subject to hazards that cannot be abated by mechanical means, but only by the exercise of intelligence, care, and com- mon sense. It is therefore essential to have personnel involved in the use and operation of equipment who are competent, careful, physically and mentally quali- fied, and trained in the proper operation of the equip- mentand the handling ofloads. Serious hazards include, but are not limited to, improper or inadequate mainte- nance, overloading, dropping or slipping of the load, obstructingthe free passageoftheload,and usingequip- ment for a purpose for which it was not intended or designed. The B30 Standard Committee fully realizes the impor- tance of proper design factors, minimum or maximum dimensions, and other limiting criteria of wire rope or chain and their fastenings, sheaves, sprockets, drums, and similar equipment covered by the standard, all of which are closely connected with safety. Sizes, strengths, and similar criteria are dependent on many different factors, often varying with the installation and uses. These factors depend on (a) the condition of the equipment or material (b) the loads

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