Standard Test Method for Acoustic Emission Testing of Insulated Aerial Personnel Devices with Supplemental Load Handling Attachments
|Publication Date:||10 November 1998|
|ICS Code (Acoustic measurements and noise abatement in general):||17.140.01|
1.1 This test method describes a procedure for acoustic emission (AE) testing of insulated aerial personnel devices (IAPDs) with supplemental load handling attachments.
1.1.1 Equipment Covered--This test method covers the following types of vehicle-mounted insulated aerial personnel devices with supplemental load handling attachments:
126.96.36.199 Extensible-boom IAPDs,
188.8.131.52 Articulating-boom IAPDs, and
184.108.40.206 Any combination of 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168.
1.1.2 Equipment Not Covered--This test method does not cover any of the following equipment:
22.214.171.124 Noninsulated aerial devices,
126.96.36.199 Insulated aerial personnel devices without supplemental load handling attachments,
188.8.131.52 Digger-derricks with platform,
184.108.40.206 Cranes with platform, and
220.127.116.11 Aerial devices with load-lifting capabilities located anywhere other than adjacent to the platform.
1.2 The AE test method is used to detect and area-locate emission sources. Verification of emission sources may require the use of other nondestructive test (NDT) methods, such as radiography, ultrasonics, magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, and visual inspection.
NOTE 1--Warning: This test method requires that external loads be applied to the superstructure of the vehicle under test. During the test, caution must be taken to safeguard personnel and equipment against unexpected failure or instability of the vehicle or components.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.