Ships and marine technology - Marine cranes - Design requirements for low temperature operation
|Publication Date:||15 November 2016|
|ICS Code (Lifting and cargo handling equipment):||47.020.40|
This document specifies the requirements for design, construction, safety, performance, acceptance test and operation of marine cranes for low temperature operation.
This document is applicable to marine cranes of the following types, which are exposed to and operated in low temperatures:
- deck cranes mounted on ships for handling cargo or containers in harbour or sheltered water conditions;
- floating cranes or grab cranes mounted on barges or pontoons for operating in harbour conditions or sheltered water conditions;
- engine room cranes and provision cranes, etc. mounted on ships (including floating docks) for handling equipment and stores in harbour conditions.
This document is not applicable to the following:
- minimum ambient operating temperatures no less than −20 °C;
- maximum ambient operating temperatures above +45 °C;
- transport, assembly, dismantling and decommissioning of cranes;
- lifting accessories, i.e. any item between the crane and the load;
- lifting operations involving more than one crane;
- hand powered cranes;
- emergency rescue operations;
- shore-side cargo handling cranes;
- portable cranes on board;
- lifting appliances for lifeboats, liferafts accommodation ladders and pilot ladders;
- launching appliances for survival craft and rescue boats;
- gangways, accommodation and pilot ladders and their handling appliances.