- Part Number:1919
- Part Number Title:Gear Certification
- Subpart:1919 Subpart E
- Subpart Title:Certification of Vessels: Tests and Proof Loads; Heat Treatment; Competent Persons
- Standard Number:
- Title:Proof tests-wire rope.
- GPO Source:
Wire rope, except as provided in 1919.14(b), shall be tested by sample, a piece being tested to destruction, and the safe working load of running ropes, unless otherwise acceptable to the Administration on the basis of design, shall not exceed one-fifth of the breaking load of the sample tested. In the case of running ropes used in gear with a safe working load exceeding 10 tons, the safe working load shall not exceed one-fourth of the breaking load of the sample tested.