LOAD TESTING REGULATIONS FOR CANADA
CSA B167-16 7.3 Load testing
Load tests shall be performed as specified in Clauses 7.3.2 through 7.3.4 prior to use for new, reinstalled, or modified cranes and hoists. The load test shall be performed under the supervision of an engineer or other competent person. For cranes that have undergone repair or replacement of critical components, the load test may be limited to the functions affected by the repair as determined by an engineer or other competent person.
1) Load tests are generally not necessarily following basic maintenance and repairs.
2) Annex I provides guidance and sample procedures for load tests.
ASME. SECTION 2-2.1: INSPECTION
(a) New, reinstalled, altered, repaired, and modified cranes should be load tested prior to initial use, as determined by a qualified person.
(b) Load testing of altered, repaired, and modified cranes may be limited to the functions affected by the alteration, repair, or modification, as determined by a qualified person.
(c) The replacement of load chain and rope is specifically excluded from this load test; however, an operational test of the hoist shall be made in accordance with para. 2-2.2.1(b) prior to putting the crane back in service.
(d) If a load test is conducted, the load shall be not less than 100% of the rated load of the crane or hoist(s), whichever governs; or more than 125% of the rated load of the crane or hoist(s), whichever governs; unless otherwise recommended by the manufacturer or a qualified person.
(e) If a load test is conducted, the person conducting the load test shall prepare a written report of the load 19 ASME 830.2-2005 sustained during the test and the operations performed during the test. Reports shall be placed on file. if) If a load test is conducted, operations shall be performed as outlined below or as modified by a qualified person.
(1) Hoist the test load a distance to assure that the load is supported by the crane and held by the hoist brake(s).
(2) Transport the test load by means of the trolley for the full length of the bridge.
(3) Transport the test load by means of the bridge for the full length of the runway in one direction with the trolley as close to the extreme right-hand end of the crane as practical, and in the other direction with the trolley as close to the left-hand end of the crane as practical.
(4) Lower the test load and stop and hold the test load with the brake(s).
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