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ABS GUIDE FOR CERTIFICATION OF LIFTING APPLIANCES . 2007 85 Section 9: Additions to Cargo Gear C H A P T E R 3 Guide for Certification of Cargo Gear on Merchant Vessels S E C T I O N 9 Additions to Cargo Gear 1 Addition of New Gear and Wire Rope When articles of loose gear and wire rope conforming with tests in accordance with 3-3/1 and 3-3/3 are supplied from time to time, the vessel’s officer designated by the Master is to enter and initial such replacements in the record noted in 3-12/3 kept with the Register of Lifting Appliances (See 3-12/1), identifying each article and certificate of same.
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ABS GUIDE FOR CERTIFICATION OF LIFTING APPLIANCES . 2007 87 Section 10: Wire Rope and Chain C H A P T E R 3 Guide for Certification of Cargo Gear on Merchant Vessels S E C T I O N 10 Wire Rope and Chains 1 Splicing of Wire Rope A thimble or loop splice made in any wire rope is to have at least three (3) tucks with a whole strand of the rope and two (2) tucks with one-half of the wires cut out of each strand, provided that this requirement does not prevent the use of another form of splice which can be shown to be as efficient as that required in this Subsection. Clips for splicing wire rope are not acceptable. 3 Condition of Wire Rope No wire rope is to be used if in any length of eight (8) diameters, the total number of visible broken wires exceeds 10% of the total number of wires, or if the rope shows signs of excessive wear, corrosion or other defect which renders it unfit for use. 5 Knots in Chain Chains are not to be shortened by tying knots in them.
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ABS GUIDE FOR CERTIFICATION OF LIFTING APPLIANCES . 2007 89 Section 11: Annealing C H A P T E R 3 Guide for Certification of Cargo Gear on Merchant Vessels S E C T I O N 11 Annealing 1 Chains, Hooks and Connecting Elements Chains, hooks, rings, links, shackles and swivels of wrought iron used in loading or unloading are to be annealed at the following intervals. Chains and gear in general use and of 12.7 mm (0.5 in.) or less, once at least in every six months. All other chains and gear, including span (topping lift) chains in general use, once at least every 12 months. 3 Annealing Details The annealing is to be done in a suitable closed oven and not over an open fire. Wrought iron is to be annealed at a temperature of between 593°C to 649°C (1100°F to 1200°F) for a period between 30 and 60 minutes. After being annealed, the article should be allowed to cool slowly. 5 Annealing Certificate A certificate on prescribed form (see Form CHG-6 in Chapter 2, Appendix 1) is to be furnished by the firm undertaking the annealing, describing gear annealed, which is to be attached to the Register of Lifting Appliances (see 3-12/1).
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