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Cranes - Wire ropes - Care, maintenance, installation, examination and discard

Executive summary

Recommendations for care, maintenance, installation, examination and discard of wire ropes  for cranes.

Abstract

This International Standard  provides guidelines for the care, installation, maintenance and examination of wire rope in service on a crane, and enumerates the discard criteria to be applied to promote the safe use of the crane. This International Standard includes recommendations  on the care and maintenance, including fitting, of the rope. This International Standard is applicable to the following types of crane, as defined in ISO 4306-1:

a) cable and portal cable cranes;

b) cantilever cranes (pillar jib, wall or walking);

c) deck cranes;

d) derrick and guy derrick cranes;

e) derrick cranes with rigid bracing;

f) floating cranes;

g) mobile cranes;

h) overhead travelling cranes;

i) portal or semi-portal bridge cranes;

j) portal or semi-portal cranes;

k) railway cranes;

l) tower cranes.

This International Standard is applicable to cranes used for hook, grabbing, magnet, ladle, excavator or stacking duties, whether operated manually, mechanically, electrically or hydraulically. This International Standard is also applicable to hoists and hoist blocks which use wire rope.

History and related standards

This International Standard supersedes BS 6570:1986 which is withdrawn.

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