API RP 8B-2014 pdf download.Recommended Practice for Procedures for Inspections, Maintenance, Repair, and Remanufacture of Hoisting Equipment.
3.1.9 primary-load-carrying component Component of the equipment through which the primary load is carried. 3.1.10 remanufacture Action performed on equipment that involves a special process or re-machining. 3.1.11 repair Action performed on equipment that involves replacement of parts, other than expendable parts, but excludes remanufacture. 3.1.12 serviceability Condition of a piece of equipment at any point in time that affects the ability of the equipment to perform its function(s) as intended. 3.1.13 special process Operation that can change or affect the mechanical properties, including toughness, of the materials used in equipment. 3.1.14 testing Action carried out on a piece of equipment to ensure that it can perform a required function. 3.1.15 user Individual or company that uses equipment or material, or implements standards. 3.2 Abbreviated Terms MT magnetic particle testing NDT non-destructive testing PSL product specification level PT liquid penetrant testing RT radiographic testing UT ultrasonic testing 4 General Principles 4.1 Procedures 4.1.1 General Users/owners of hoisting equipment shall establish written procedures for inspection, maintenance, repair, and remanufacture of each item of equipment.
4.1.2 Procedure Development 22.214.171.124 User/owner and Manufacturer Joint Procedure Development The user/owner and manufacturer should jointly develop and update inspection, maintenance, repair, and remanufacture procedures consistent with equipment application, loading, work environment, usage, and operational conditions. These factors may change as a result of new technology, product improvements, or fundamental changes in service conditions. 126.96.36.199 User/owner Procedure Development If the manufacturer of the equipment no longer exists or is unable for any reason to provide suitable recommendations, the user/owner shall develop inspection, maintenance, repair, and remanufacture procedures consistent with widely-accepted industry practices. 188.8.131.52 Parts and Tooling NDT, maintenance, and dismantling equipment shall be properly selected and adapted to the parts to be inspected and maintained. 4.2 Personnel Qualification 4.2.1 NDT Personnel Qualification Levels 184.108.40.206 Qualification Inspectors shall be aware of the type of equipment to be evaluated and the NDT methods to apply. The users/owners shall verify that the NDT inspector has the following information: — assembly drawings and drawings identifying critical areas; — rejection criteria. In addition, the users/owners may provide the history of grinding or remanufacture, if available. In the absence of critical area drawings, all areas of primary-load-carrying components shall be considered critical. These data shall be used by the inspector to adapt the inspection procedure.
5 Inspection and Maintenance 5.1 General 5.1.1 Criteria Inspection and maintenance are closely linked. Inspection and maintenance actions may be initiated based on, but not limited to, one or more of the following criteria: — specific time intervals; — measurable wear limits; — load cycle accumulation; — non-performance of equipment; — environment; — experience (history); — regulatory requirements. 5.1.2 Safety Considerations Operators shall review safety considerations applicable to the site where the maintenance activity is performed. 5.2 Maintenance 5.2.1 General Maintenance of equipment consists of actions such as adjustments, cleaning, lubrication, and replacement of expendable parts. The complexity of these activities and the safety risks involved shall be considered in the assignment of appropriate resources such as facilities, equipment and qualified personnel. 5.2.2 Procedures In addition to the procedures developed in accordance with 4.1, the manufacturer should define any special tools, materials, measuring and inspection equipment, and personnel qualifications necessary to perform the maintenance. The manufacturer should also specify those procedures that should be performed solely by the manufacturer, either within the manufacturer’s facility or within another approved facility.