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    ASTM A906 / A906M - 02(2016)

    Standard Specification for Grade 80 and Grade 100 Alloy Steel Chain Slings for Overhead Lifting

    Active Standard ASTM A906 / A906M | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.27

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.05

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    This specification covers requirements and method of rating and testing for alloy chain slings. Only component parts compatible with alloy chain shall be used. Sling assembled by welding shall be fabricated by the electric or gas welding process, or both. The material shall undergo proof test to meet the prescribed mechanical requirements. Several grades of alloy chain sling shall conform to the specified working load limit values.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the requirements and method of rating and testing for alloy chain slings. Slings shall be assembled using components manufactured in accordance with Specification A391/A391M for Grade 80 chain, Specification A973/A973M for Grade 100 chain, and Specification A952/A952M for other components. This specification covers welded and mechanically assembled slings.

    1.2 This specification does not cover slings used at elevated temperatures (above 400°F [200°C]), in harmful or corrosive environmental conditions or for applications such as nonsymmetrical legs or loading.

    1.3 This specification is a performance and assembly specification. Other standards, such as OSHA 1910.184, ASME B30.9, and ASME B30.10, apply to the use of the products in this specification.

    1.4 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units shall be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore each system shall be used independently of the other, without combining values in any way.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    Other Standards

    ASME B30.10 Hooks

    ASME B30.9 Slings Available from American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASME International Headquarters, Two Park Ave., New York, NY 10016-5990, http://www.asme.org.

    OSHA 1910.184 Available from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Room Number N3626, Washington, DC 20210, http://www.osha.gov.

    ASTM Standards

    A391/A391M Specification for Grade 80 Alloy Steel Chain

    A952/A952M Specification for Forged Grade 80 and Grade 100 Steel Lifting Components and Welded Attachment Links

    A973/A973M Specification for Grade 100 Alloy Steel Chain

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 53.020.30 (Accessories for lifting equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 24101611(Slings)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/A0906_A0906M-02R16

    Citation Format

    ASTM A906 / A906M-02(2016), Standard Specification for Grade 80 and Grade 100 Alloy Steel Chain Slings for Overhead Lifting, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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