ESTA - ANSI/ESTA E1.2
Entertainment Technology - Design, Manufacture and Use of Aluminum Trusses and Towers
|Publication Date:||1 January 2012|
This document describes the design, manufacture and use of aluminum trusses, towers and associated aluminum structural components such as head blocks, sleeve blocks, bases, and corner blocks in the entertainment industry. It does not cover individual, separate rigging hardware such as 1/2 couplers and shackles.
The standards described herein are for a variety of uses that are confined to the entertainment industry and apply to a range of structures subjected to normal atmospheric conditions.
The standards described herein do not cover aerospace alloys, the detail design of castings, curved shell structures or structures subjected to severe thermal or chemical conditions. They are not intended to be used for the design of containment vessels, airborne structures or vessels or for any application where a specific standard exists.
If "truss" is referred to in a particular clause in this standard, then it shall equally apply to 'tower' and vice versa. It shall also apply to associated aluminum hardware.