ASME B30.1-2009 pdf free download.Jacks, Industrial Rollers, Air Casters, and Hydraulic Gantries.
1-1.5.2 Maintenance of Identification
Mechanical jack identification should be maintained by the user so as to be legible throughout the life of the jack.
1-1.6.1 Temperature
When mechanical jacks are to be used at temperatures above 144) F (o4Y’C) or below -20°F (-29<’C), the jack manufacturer or a qualified person should be consulted, Chemically Active Environments The strength and operation of mechanical jacks can be affected by chemically active environments such as caustic or add substances or fumes. The jack manufacturer ni a qualified person should be consulted before mechanical jacks are used in chemically active enviruilments. Other Environments The internal workings of jacks can be affected by high moisture. gravel or sand, silt, grit, or other dust-laden air. Jacks subject to these environments should hjve their inner components frequently cleaned, inspected, and lubricated. SECTION 1-1.7: INSTRUCTIONS AND TRAINING 1-1.7.1 Instructions The manufacturer shall furnish information about jack selection, inspection, maintenance, cautions to personnel, effects of environment, and operating practices with each jack. 1-1.7.2 Training Mechanical jack users shall be trained in the selection, inspection, maintenance, cautions to personnel, effects of environment, and operating practices as covered by this Chapter and the manufacturer’s instructions. SECTION 1-1.8: INSPECTION, REPAIR, AND REMOVAL 1-18.1 InitIal Inspection Prior to use, all new, altered, modified, or repaired mechanical jacks shall be inspected by a designated person to verify compliance with the applicable provisions of this Chapter. Written records are not required. 1-1.8.2 Frequent Inspection (a) A visual and functional inspection shall be performed by the user or designated person each shift before the mechanical jack is used. fbi Conditions such as those listed in para. l-I.K.4 nt any other condition that may be a ha.zard shall cause the mechanical jack tobe removed from service. Mechanical jacks shall net be returned to service until approved by a qualified person. (c) Written records are not required (or frequent inspections. 1.18.3 PeriodIc Inspection (a) A complete inspection of the mechanical jack shall be performed by a designated person. The jack shall be examined for conditions such as those listed in para. 1-1.8.4. and a determination made as to whether they constitute a hazard. (1’) Periodic In.pection Frequency. Periodic inspection intervals shall not exceed 12 mo. The frequency of inspections should be based on (1) frequency of use (2) severity of service conditions (3) nature of jacking activity (4) experience gained on the service life of mechanical jacks used in similar circumstances (5) guidelines for the time intervals listed below (a) normal service — I mo to 12 mo (1’) severe service — daily to monthly (c) special service — as recommended by a qualifled person (c) If external appearances suggest internal damage. the jark shall be disassembled for dearnng and examined for internal wear or damage. The disassembly, inspection, and reassembly shall be perlormed by an authorized service center or under the supervision of a qualified person. IJi A mechanical jack that has been idle for more than 12 mu shall be inspected prior to use, and subject to the removal criteria in para. I-I .S.4. (e) Dated inspection records should be kept on all periodic inspections. A nondestructive external coded mark, tag, or other method of recording the inspection is acceptable in lieu of written records. 1-1.8.4 Removal Criteda Mechanical tacks shall be removed trom service it damage such as the following is present and shall only be returned to service when approved by a qualified person.