ASME B20.1-2012


Safety Standards for Conveyors and Related Equipment

standard by ASME International, 05/14/2012

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ASME B20.1, 2012 Edition – Safety Standards for Conveyors and Related Equipment

This Standard applies to the design, construction,installation, maintenance, inspection, and operation ofconveyors and conveying systems in relation to hazards.The conveyors may be of the bulk material, package, orunit-handling types, where the installation is designedfor permanent, temporary, or portable operation.This Standard shall apply, with the exceptions notedbelow, to all conveyor installations.

This Standard specifically excludes any conveyordesigned, installed, or used primarily for the movementof people. This Standard does, however, apply to certainconveying devices that incorporate within their supportingstructure workstations or operator’s stations specificallydesigned for authorized operating personnel.

This Standard does not apply to conveyors such asunderground mine conveyors for which specific standardsare already in effect, or to equipment such asindustrial trucks, tractors, trailers, automatic guidedvehicles, tiering machines (except pallet load tierers),cranes, hoists, power shovels, power scoops, bucket draglines, trenchers, platform elevators designed to carrypassengers or an operator, manlifts, movingwalks, movingstairways (escalators), highway or railroad vehicles,cableways, tramways, dumbwaiters, material lifts,industrial scissors lifts, pneumatic conveyors, robots, orintegral machine transfer devices. Some of the foregoinghave specific standards.

The provisions of this Standard shall apply to equipmentinstalled 1 yr after the date of issuance.

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