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What’s In the New ASME B30.20 Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices Standard?

What’s new in ASME B30.20-2021 BTH Lifting Devices? The new standard takes effect in November 2022.

Are you still compliant? We spoke with Lili Radu, ASME B30.20 Subcommittee Member to find out what’s changed and what’s been added!

READ all the ASME B30.20-2021 Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices updates here!


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In this video:

0:00 – Intro

0:34 – What is ASME B30.20?

0:58 – Who writes ASME standards?

2:33 – Why is writing about safety interesting?

3:09 – What’s new in the ASME B30.20-2021 update?

4:08 – Removal Criteria for Structural and Mechanical Lifting Devices

4:30 – Removal Criteria for Vacuum Lifting Devices

4:55 – Removal Criteria for Close Proximity Lifting Magnets

5:22 – Removal Criteria for Remotely Operated Lifting Magnets

5:47 – Removal Criteria for Scrap and Material-Handling Grapples

6:10 – Removal Criteria updates for Clamps

6:42 – What are the updates for Periodic Inspections?

7:32 – What are the Load Test changes in ASME B30.20-2021?

9:41 – Damage vs Deficiencies

10:29 – What’s next?

10:49 – How can you find out if you’re up to code?

11:10 – When does the new ASME B30.20 standard take effect?

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