Structural Connection Points for Attaching Chain Hoists (load drifting)
In power plants, refineries, aboard ships, in paper mill and other industrial settings, equipment must be installed or removed to accommodate the facility's operation. Often riggers must be creative when rigging loads in tight quarters where there are no existing overhead cranes.
If the proposal is to use existing structural beams or columns for chain hoist connections prior to a load drifting activity a number of things should take place.
Chain hoist information can be obtained by reviewing ASME B30.16. This document can be obtained at www.iti.com/bookstore or through www.asme.org.
Happy trails to my crane and rigging friends.
Mike Parnell, CEO of Industrial Training International, has over 33 years of experience in the Crane & Rigging Industry. His background includes the design and implementation of crane and rigging operations and training activities, rigging design, OSHA-based inspection programs, accident investigation, development of custom load-moving techniques and training tools, and the development of customized test services. He currently serves as a board member of the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals, Vice Chair of ASME B30 Main Committee, and Chair of ASME P30 Lift Planning Committee.
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