Chain Criteria For Removal

ASME B 30.9

9-6.9.5 Removal Criteria

A Polyester Round Sling shall be removed from service if any of the following conditions are present:

a) Missing or illegible sling identification (see Section 9-6.7)

b) Acid or caustic burns

c) Evidence of heat damage

d) Holes, tears, cuts, abrasive wear, or snags that expose the core yarns

e) Broken or damaged core yarns

f) Weld splatter that exposes core yarns

g) Knots in the Round Sling, expect for core yarns inside the cover

h) Fittings that are pitted, corroded, cracked, bent, twisted, gouged, or broken

i) For hooks, removal criteria as stated in ASME B30.10

j) For rigging hardware, removal criteria as stated in ASME B30.26

k) Other conditions, including visible damage, that cause doubt as to the continued use of the sling