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ASME B30.3

Tower Cranes

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Organization: ASME
Publication Date: 19 August 2020
Status: active
Page Count: 58
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The ASME B30 Standard contains provisions that apply to the construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and use of cranes and other lifting and material-movement-related equipment. For the convenience of the reader, the Standard has been divided into separate volumes. Each volume has been written under the direction of the ASME B30 Standards Committee and has successfully completed a consensus approval process under the general auspices of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

As of the date of issuance of this Volume, the B30 Standard comprises the following volumes:

B30.1 Jacks, Industrial Rollers, Air Casters, and Hydraulic Gantries

B30.2 Overhead and Gantry Cranes (Top Running Bridge, Single or Multiple Girder, Top Running Trolley Hoist)

B30.3 Tower Cranes

B30.4 Portal and Pedestal Cranes

B30.5 Mobile and Locomotive Cranes

B30.6 Derricks

B30.7 Winches

B30.8 Floating Cranes and Floating Derricks

B30.9 Slings

B30.10 Hooks

B30.11 Monorails and Underhung Cranes (withdrawn 2018 - requirements found in latest revision of B30.17)

B30.12 Handling Loads Suspended From Rotorcraft

B30.13 Storage/Retrieval (S/R) Machines and Associated Equipment

B30.14 Side Boom Tractors

B30.15 Mobile Hydraulic Cranes (withdrawn 1982 - requirements found in latest revision of B30.5)

B30.16 Overhead Underhung and Stationary Hoists

B30.17 Cranes and Monorails (With Underhung Trolley or Bridge)

B30.18 Stacker Cranes (Top or Under Running Bridge, Multiple Girder With Top or Under Running Trolley Hoist)

B30.19 Cableways

B30.20 Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices

B30.21 Lever Hoists

B30.22 Articulating Boom Cranes

B30.23 Personnel Lifting Systems

B30.24 Container Cranes

B30.25 Scrap and Material Handlers

B30.26 Rigging Hardware

B30.27 Material Placement Systems

B30.28 Balance Lifting Units

B30.29 Self-Erecting Tower Cranes

B30.30 Ropes

B30.31 Self-Propelled, Towed, or Remote-Controlled Hydraulic Platform Transporters1

B30.32 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Used in Inspection, Testing, Maintenance, and Lifting Operations1

PURPOSE

The B30 Standard is intended to

(a) prevent or minimize injury to workers, and otherwise provide for the protection of life, limb, and property by prescribing safety requirements

(b) provide direction to manufacturers, owners, employers, users, and others concerned with, or responsible for, its application

(c) guide governments and other regulatory bodies in the development, promulgation, and enforcement of appropriate safety directives

1 This volume is currently in the development process.

Document History

ASME B30.3
August 19, 2020
Tower Cranes
The ASME B30 Standard contains provisions that apply to the construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and use of cranes and other lifting and material-movement-related...
March 14, 2016
Tower Cranes
Within the general scope of the B30 Standard, as defined in Section I of the B30 Standard Introduction, the B30.3 Volume applies to “construction tower cranes” and “permanently mounted tower cranes”...
January 1, 2012
Tower Cranes
Any exclusion of, or limitations applicable to the equipment, requirements, recommendations or operations contained in this Standard are established in the affected volume's scope. PURPOSE The B30...
October 6, 2009
Tower Cranes
Within the general scope as defined in Section I of B30 Standard Introduction, Volume B30.3 applies to construction tower cranes and permanently mounted tower cranes, powered by electric motors or...
November 15, 2004
Construction Tower Cranes
Within the general scope as defined in Section I, B30.3 applies to construction tower cranes, powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines, and any variations thereof which retain the...
January 1, 1999
Addenda to B30.3-1996 Construction Tower Cranes
Within the general scope as defined in Section I, B30.3 applies to construction tower cranes, powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines, and any variations thereof which retain the...
December 31, 1998
Addenda to B30.3-1996 Construction Tower Cranes
This Standard applies to the construction, installation, operation, inspection, and maintenance of jacks; power-operated cranes, monorails, and crane runways; power operated and manually operated...
December 31, 1997
Addenda to B30.3-1996 Construction Tower Cranes
This Standard applies to the construction, installation, operation, inspection, and maintenance of jacks; power-operated cranes, monorails, and crane runways; power operated and manually operated...
January 1, 1996
Construction Tower Cranes
Within the general scope as defined in Section I, B30.3 applies to construction tower cranes, powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines, and any variations thereof which retain the...
January 1, 1995
Addenda to B30.3-1990 Hammerhead Tower Cranes (Retitled Construction Tower Cranes)
A description is not available for this item.
August 1, 1994
Addenda to B30.3-1990 Hammerhead Tower Cranes
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 1991
Addenda to B30.3-1990 Hammerhead Tower Cranes
A description is not available for this item.
August 31, 1990
Hammerhead Tower Cranes
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 1988
ADDENDA TO B30.3-1984 HAMMERHEAD TOWER CRANES
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 1987
ADDENDA TO B30.3-1984 HAMMERHEAD TOWER CRANES
A description is not available for this item.
November 15, 1986
ADDENDA TO B30.3-1984 HAMMERHEAD TOWER CRANES
A description is not available for this item.
October 15, 1984
HAMMERHEAD TOWER CRANES; SPECIAL NOTICE - 1985
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 1975
HAMMERHEAD TOWER CRANES
This Standard applies to the construction, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of jacks; power operated cranes, monorails and crane runways; power operated and manually operated...

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