When was the last time your company had their wire rope inspected for potential removal from service criteria?
Wire rope inspection is a vital part of the maintenance process for any construction or crane company because the safety of your workers and security / undamaged delivery of loads lifted by this equipment are of utmost importance.
ASME 30-1.8.1 (b) states that:
“Running rope in service shall be visually inspected daily, unless a qualified person determines it should be performed more frequently. The visual inspection shall consist of observation of all rope that can reasonably be expected to be in use during the day’s operations. The inspector should focus on discovering gross damage that may be an immediate hazard.”
According to the B30.30 Standard, inspectors are looking for:
Distortion of rope structure
Gross damage or deterioration of the end connections
Evidence of heat, electrical, or lightning damage, or localized change in lubrication condition
ASME 30-1.8.1 (c) states that:
“The inspection frequency shall be based on such factors as rope life on the particular installation or similar installations, severity of environment, percentage of capacity lifts, frequency rates of operation, and exposure to shock loads. Inspections need not be at equal calendar intervals and should be more frequent as the rope approaches the end of its useful life. Close visual inspection of the entire rope length shall be made to evaluate inspection and removal criteria.”
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