API SPEC 2C
Specification for Offshore Pedestal Mounted Cranes
|Publication Date:||1 March 2004|
This specification details the requirements for design, construction, and testing of offshore pedestal mounted cranes. Offshore cranes are defined herein as pedestal mounted elevating and rotating lift devices of the types illustrated in Figure 1 for transfer of materials or personnel to or from marine vessels and structures. Offshore cranes are typically mounted on a fixed (bottom supported) or floating platform structure used in drilling and production operations. API Spec 2C is not intended to be used for the design, fabrication, and testing of davits and/or emergency escape devices. API Spec 2C is also not intended to be used for shipboard cranes or heavy lift cranes. Shipboard cranes are mounted on surface type vessels and are used to move cargo, containers, and other materials while the crane is within a harbor or sheltered area. Heavy lift cranes are mounted on barges or other vessels and are used in construction and salvage operations within a harbor or sheltered area or in very mild offshore environmental conditions.