Updates November 2009 consolidation includes: •February 2009 version plus Notice No. 4 February 2009 consolidation includes: •October 2008 version plus Notice No. 3 October 2008 consolidation includes: •January 2008 version plus Notice No. 2 January 2008 consolidation includes: •October 2007 version plus Notice No. 1 October 2007 consolidation includes: •September 2007 version plus Corrigenda/Editorials September 2007 consolidation includes: •July 2007 version plus Corrigenda/Editorials
ABSGUIDE FOR CERTIFICATION OF LIFTING APPLIANCES.2007 iiiForeword This new Guide for Certification of Lifting Appliancesis the consolidated edition of the following four existing Guides and one newly-developed Guide: 1. Guide for Certification of Cranes, 1991 2. Requirements for Certification of Construction and Survey of Cargo Gear on Merchant Vessels, 1975 3. Requirements for Certification of Self-unloading Cargo Gear on Great Lakes Vessels, 1991 4. Guide for Construction of Shipboard Elevators, 1993 5. Guide for Certification of Bow, Stern, and Sideport Ramps and Moveable Platform (Decks)[New] The consolidated Guide has been published in electronic format and posted on the ABS website since October 2006, so that the Guide can be easily updated in response to the users’ feedback. During the first three months, numerous editorial and technical comments on the Guide were received, and consequently, these comments were thoroughly reviewed and incorporated in the Guide updated in February 2007. In the development of this consolidated edition, the individual Guide requirements have been updated in accordance with the latest industry standards as well as ABS plan review and survey practice. The particular changes made to the Guide are as follows: •Chapter 1, Scope and Conditions of Certification: The certification policies commonly applied for the certification of lifting appliances are specified in this Chapter, together with the updated “Scope and Conditions” for certification applicable for lifting appliances. •Chapter 2, Guide for Certification of Cranes: i) Many of the requirements have been updated in line with the latest edition of the API Specification 2C, “Specification for Offshore Pedestal Mounted Cranes”. ii) Additional updated information/requirements are provided for selection of materials for shipboard cranes intended to operate in cold weather environments. •Chapter 3, Guide for Certification of Cargo Gear on Merchant Vessels: The factor of safety of wire rope for working load of 100 kN or more is updated in line with the revision made to the ILO standards.