• Part Number:
  • 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.