ASME Seeks Comments on Proposed B30.5 Draft

The SC&RA Newsletter reports that comments are being sought after for the proposed draft of ASME B30.5-2004 Mobile and Locomotive Cranes standard. The standard was last revised in 2004.

ASME B30.5 applies to the construction, inspection, testing, maintenance, and operation of crawler cranes, locomotive cranes, wheel-mounted cranes, and any other variation of crane with the same fundamental characteristics. It includes only cranes of these types that are powered by internal combustion engines or electric motors.

The most noteworthy changes to the B30.5 standard involve qualifications and responsibilities. The proposed draft is available electronically at

Comments should be addressed to Joseph D. Wendler at no later than September 3. Copies of the comments should also be sent to:

The Board of Standards Review

American National Standards Institute

25 West 43rd Street

New York, NY 10036

Fax: 212-840-2298


Additionally, SC&RA would also appreciate having a copy of comments addressed to


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