ASME B30.14-2004 pdf – Side Boom Tractors.
Suggestions for changes to the Standard should be submitted to the Secretary of the B30 Committee, ASME, Three Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016-5990, and should be in accordance with the following format:
(a) Cite the specific paragraph designation of the pertinent volume
(b) Indicate the suggested change (addition, deletion, revision, etc.).
(c) Briefly state the reason and/or evidence for the suggested change.
(d) Submit suggested changes to more than one paragraph in the order that the paragraphs appear in the volume.
The B30 Committee will consider each suggested change in a timely manner in accordance with its procedures.
This Standard applies to the construction, installation, operation, inspection, and maintenance of jacks; power- operated cranes, monorails, and crane runways; power- operated and manually operated derricks and hoists; lifting devices, hooks, and slings; and cableways.
This Standard does not apply to track and automotive jacks, railway or automobile wrecking cranes, shipboard cranes, shipboard cargo-handling equipment, well-drilling derricks, skip hoists, mine hoists, truck body hoists, car or barge pullers, conveyors, excavating equipment, or equipment falling within the scope of the following Committees: AlO, A17, A90, A92, A120, B20, B56, and B77.
This Standard is designed to
(a) guard against and minimize injury to workers, and otherwise provide for the protection of life, limb, and property by prescribing safety requirements
(b) provide direction to owners, employers, supervisors, and others concerned with, or responsible for, its application
(c) guide governments and other regulatory bodies in the development, promulgation, and enforcement of appropriate safety directives
Upon request, the B30 Committee will render an interpretation of any requirement of the Standard.
Interpretations can only be rendered in response to a
written request sent to the Secretary of the B30 Committee, ASME, Three Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016-
The request for interpretation should be clear and unambiguous. It is further recommended that the inquirer submit his request utilizing the following format.
Subject: Cite the applicable paragraph number(s) and provide a concise description.
Edition: Cite the applicable edition of the pertinent volume for which the interpretation is being requested.
Question: Phrase the question as a request for an interpretation of a specific requirement suitable for general understanding and use, not as a request for approval of a proprietary design or situation. The inquirer may also include any plans or drawings that are necessary to explain the question; however, they should not contain any proprietary names or information.
Requests that are not in this format will be rewritten in this format by the Committee prior to being answered, which could change the intent of the original request.
ASME procedures provide for reconsideration of any interpretation when or if additional information that might affect an interpretation is available. Further, persons aggrieved by an interpretation may appeal to the cognizant ASME Committee or Subcommittee. ASME does not “approve,”“certify,”“rate,” or “endorse” any item, construction, proprietary device, or activity.
(a) Effrctive Date. The effective date of this volume for the purpose of defining new and existing installations shall be 1 year after its date of issuance.
(b) New Installations. Construction, installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and operation of equipment manufactured and facilities constructed after the effective date of this volume shall conform to the mandatory requirements of this volume.
(c) Existing Ins t allat ions. Inspection, testing, maintenance, and operation of equipment manufactured and facilities constructed prior to the effective date of this volume shall be done, as applicable, in accordance with the requirements of this volume.
It is not the intent of this volume to require retrofitting of existing equipment. However, when an item is being modified, its performance requirement shall be reviewed.