ITI - Bookstore Manager: Carol Winten, (888) 567-8472, Carol@iti.com.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) develops codes and standards under procedures accredited as meeting the criteria of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
As living documents, these codes and standards are constantly revised to reflect new developments and technical advances. Each year there are numerous updates and changes resulting in newly published ASME standards utilized daily by professionals.
The ASME B30 Committee, influencing the crane and rigging industry, is the Safety Standards Committee for Cableways, Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Hooks, Jacks, and Slings.
The following list describes the released volumes for 2010, and the projections for 2011 (each volume is linked to a detail page on the ITI Bookstore):
2010 Released Publications
B30.4 Portal, Tower, Pedestal Cranes
B30.8 Floating Cranes/Floating Derricks
B30.11 Monorails & Underhung Cranes
B30.20 Below-The-Hook Lifting Devices
B30.26 Rigging Hardware
Publications projected for release in 2011
B30.2 Overhead Cranes
B30.5 Mobile & Locomotive Cranes
B30.7 Base Mounted Drum Hoists
B30.23 Personnel Lifting Systems
Industrial Training International, through the ITI Bookstore, maintains these updated volumes as it strives to provide current information to its customers. Visit the Bookstore online to learn more about these volumes.
Lastly, to retrieve a complete list of all of the B30 Volume and their status, visit the ITI Crane & Rigging Library - ASME B30 Standards Committee Publication Status (August 2010).
The Association of Crane and Rigging Professionals (ACRP) has announced the details of their 2011 Annual National Assembly. This year’s annual meeting will be held May 10-13, 2011 at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel in Brookfield, Wisconsin. This year's theme is "Crane Operation Safety".
Highlights of the 2011 ACRP General Assembly Meeting include:
- Manitowoc Facility Tour
- OSHA and ASME changes updated
- Networking events with industry leaders and professionals
- Informative technical presentations by industry experts
- New ASME standards review
For more information download these ACRP documents from the ITI Crane & Rigging Library:
To learn more about ACRP, visit their website at www.acrp.net.
Industrial Training International (ITI) is proud to announce that their President/CEO, Mike Parnell, has been elected Chairman of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) newest committee: “P30 - Planning for the Use of Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Cableways, Aerial Devices” for a term effective October 2010 through June 2013. The new committee is formulating a substantial guideline for field personnel involved in repetitive, standard and critical lift activities.
This election adds to Mr. Parnell’s responsibilities for ASME and other active working groups in the crane and rigging industry. He currently sits as the Vice Chairman of the ASME B30 Main Committee – Safety Standards Committee for Cableways, Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Hooks, Jacks, and Slings. In addition, he works on several sub-committees of B30, is a charter member of the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals, and is continually involved with the American Society of Safety Engineers, and Associated Wire Rope Fabricators.
ITI is a world leader in crane and rigging training and consulting. In its 25th year in operations, ITI is headquartered in Woodland, Washington, and operates a second national training center in Memphis, Tennessee.
Punj Lloyd Limited, invited ITI’s Mike Parnell (CEO) and Zack Parnell (Director of Business Development) to New Delhi for discussions concerning crane and rigging training/certification for major construction and industrial groups throughout India. [Punj Lloyd is a multi-national construction firm specializing in pipe-laying, civil and infrastructure projects and related work. PLL also has performance contracts in the oil/gas and power supply industries.]
While there, ITI met with the ASME Country Manager for India, Mr. Madhukar Sharma and a volunteer representative for India’s Industrial Training Institute, Mr. P.K. Kapse.
ITI has worked in 14 countries in its 25 year existence and is exploring the establishment of 2 training centers over the next 24 months, in India and Brazil.
ITI-Field Services will be planning to return in September to India to pursue work for PLL and its subsidiaries. Efforts will involve evaluating crane, rigging and heavy equipment operations, in Malaysia, India and other locations.