API 2C Specification for Offshore Pedestal Mounted Cranes by American Petroleum Institute

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Hoses shall not be used between the cylinder(s) and the holding device(s). 2 The boom cylinder(s) shall be capable of elevating and controlling the design load (SWL × Cv) within recommended minimum and maximum boom angles. 3 The boom cylinder(s) shall be capable of supporting the boom and 110% design load (SWL × Cv) within recommended minimum and maximum boom angles. 4 The boom cylinder(s) shall be designed with a 4:1 design factor (ASME Section VIII burst pressure/pressure required to support and raise the boom and a safe working load).

3 Exhaust Guards All controls used during the normal crane operating cycle shall be located within easy reach of the operator while at the operator’s station. All exhaust systems shall be guarded in areas where contact by personnel in the performance of their normal duties is possible. 3 FUEL TANKS Fuel tanks shall be equipped with filler necks and caps designed to prevent fuel contamination from external sources. Removable caps, where fitted, shall be securely tethered to the filler. 2 Fuel Tank Drains Drains shall be provided on all fuel tanks.

C. The braking system is effective throughout the operating temperature range of the working fluid. 1 All drum(s) shall provide a first layer rope pitch diameter of not less than 18 times the nominal rope diameter (see Figure 6). ). For example, 11/4 in. (32 mm) diameter main hoist wire shall have 31/8 in. 4 mm) clearance over the top layer of rope to the outside edge of the flange. 2 Drum(s) shall have sufficient rope capacity with recommended rope size(s) to operate within the range of boom lengths, operating radii and vertical lifts as agreed to between the manufacturer and the purchaser.

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