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This specification covers the design, construction, and installation details of two-course (Type I) and three-course (Type II) portable intermediate flush deck stanchions that are used on interior and exterior decks to provide temporary protection and minimize the danger of personnel falling overboard or to a lower level in the ship in areas where the installation of a fixed system would interfere with vessel operations. This specification does not include the requirements for the chain or wire rope lines to be supported by the stanchion. The stanchions shall be free of weld spatters, slag splinters, sharp edges, burrs, projections, and other defects hazardous to personnel, and the deck sockets shall be hammer tested for soundness and strength.
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1.1 This specification covers the design, construction, and installation of intermediate portable flush deck stanchions. Intermediate stanchion is defined as any stanchion that is not an end or corner stanchion.
1.2 Stanchions shall be used on interior and exterior decks, to provide temporary protection to minimize the danger of personnel falling overboard or to a lower level in the ship in areas where the installation of a fixed system would interfere with vessel operations.
1.3 Stanchions may be used with 3/8-in. (9.5-mm) galvanized close link chain or wire rope lifelines 9/16-in. (14-mm) top course, 7/16-in. (11-mm) lower courses.
1.4 This specification covers only the stanchions and does not cover requirements for the chain or wire rope lines to be supported by the stanchion.
1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A106/A106M Specification for Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service
A123/A123M Specification for Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) Coatings on Iron and Steel Products
A182/A182M Specification for Forged or Rolled Alloy and Stainless Steel Pipe Flanges, Forged Fittings, and Valves and Parts for High-Temperature Service
F783 Specification for Staple, Handgrab, Handle, and Stirrup Rung
ANSI/AWS StandardANSI/AWS D1.1 Structure Welding Code
Code of Federal RegulationsTitle 46 Shipping, Parts 70 to 89, Subpart 72.40
ICS Number Code 47.020.10 (Hulls and their structure elements)
UNSPSC Code 25111900(Marine craft systems and subassemblies)
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ASTM F987-04(2017), Standard Specification for Portable Intermediate Flush Deck Stanchion, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.orgBack to Top