Synthetic Round Sling Inspection – Acid Or Caustic Burns.

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ASME B30.9-2006 Chapter 9-6 Synthetic Round Slings

9-6.9 INSPECTION, REMOVAL AND REPAIR

9-6.9.4 Removal Criteria states:

“Any synthetic round-sling shall be removed from service if conditions such as the following are present,”…

(b) Acid or caustic burns,”…

(d) Holes, tears, cuts, abrasive wear or snags that expose core yarns,”…

What Are You Looking At?

The top picture shows a close up view of “acid or caustic burn” on the jacket of a synthetic round sling.  In the second picture you see additional criteria to put this particular synthetic round sling out of service. Note the conditions such as “holes, tears, cuts, abrasive wear or snags that expose core yarns.”

Always inspect your synthetic round slings before rigging up for your lift. Safe practices include adhering to the codes of OH & S and the operating standards of ASME.  Commit to staying safe!