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ASME HST-2-2023

Performance Standard for Hand Chain Manually Operated Chain Hoists

Establishes performance requirements for hand chain manually-operated chain hoists for vertical lifting service involving material handling of freely suspended (unguided) loads. These hoists use welded link type load chain as a lifting medium with one of the following types of suspension: 1. hook or clevis 2. trolley This Standard is not applicable to: 1. damaged or malfunctioning hoists 2. hoists that have been misused or abused 3. hoists that have been altered without authorization of the manufacturer or a qualified person 4. hoists used for lifting or supporting people 5. hoists used for the purpose of drawing both the load and the hoist up or down the hoist's own load chain 6. hoists used in application where the load on the hand chain hoist is not freely suspended from the hand chain hoist


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