Sling Inspection

Sling and Chain Inspections

Steiner Metalworking & Industrial Supplies provide a comprehensive sling inspection program based on OSHA regulations 1910.184 and ASME B30.9 Rejection Criteria. We can outfit your existing slings with an RFID chip to better track inspection history. Inspections can be performed within your plant, job site as well as in our repair facility. Our fabricating shop performs sling recertification and makes a variety of special lifting products.

Below information and images are provided as a courtesy only, by Liftex Corporation. For complete and detailed inspection instructions please reference the following.

TYPES OF INSPECTION:

Initial inspection: Before any web sling or polyester roundsling is placed into service it shall be inspected by a designated person to ensure that the correct sling is being used, as well as to determine that the sling meets the requirements of the manufacturer's specifications.

Frequent visual inspections: This inspection shall be made by the person handling the web sling or polyester roundsling each time the sling is used.

Periodic inspections: this shall be conducted by a designated person, frequency of inspection should be based on:

 

EXAMPLES OF WEB SLINGS TO BE REMOVED FROM SERVICE

Remove sling from service immediately!

Sling Abrasion

Sling Acid Burn

Sling Cuts

Sling Frays and Pulls

Sling Knots

Sling Weld Splatters

Synthetic Web Slings:

A web sling shall be removed from service if any of the following are visible:

 

EXAMPLES OF ROUND SLINGS TO BE REMOVED FROM SERVICE

Remove sling from service immediately!

RoundSling Abrasion

RoundSling Acid Burn

RoundSling Burn

RoundSling Cuts

RoundSling Tears and Pulls

RoundSling Weld Splatters

Polyester Roundslings:

A polyester roundsling shall be removed from service if any of the following are visible:

 

ANY REPAIRS TO DAMAGED SLINGS SHOULD ONLY BE PERFORMED BY ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER

Remove sling from service immediately!

Worn Links

Bent Links

Gouged Links

Stretched Links

Specific Removal Criteria for Chain Slings:

The chain sling shall be removed from service if any of the following are visible:


Below information and images are provided courtesy of Peerless Industrial Group.

 

Working Load Limits–Grade 80 & 100 Alloy Chain
Single Leg Sling Double Leg Sling Triple and Quad Leg Sling
Size
Grade 80
9/32" (7mm) 3,500 6,100 4,900 3,500 9,100 7,400 5,200
3/8" (10mm) 7,100 12,300 10,000 7,100 18,400 15,100 10,600
1/2" (13mm) 12,000 20,800 17,000 12,000 31,200 25,500 18,000
3/4" 28,300 49,000 40,000 28,300 73,500 60,000 42,400
7/8" 34,200 59,200 48,400 34,200 88,900 72,500 51,300
1" 47,700 82,600 67,400 47,700 123,900 101,200 71,500
1"–1/4" 72,300 125,200 102,200 72,300 187,800 153,400 108,400
1"–1/2" * 100,000 173,200 141,400 100,000 259,800 212,100 150,000
1"–3/4" * 131,250 227,300 185,600 131,250 341,000 278,400 196,900
2" * 175,000 303,100 247,500 175,000 454,600 371,200 262,500
Grade 100
9/32" 4,300 7,400 6,100 4,300 11,200 9,100 6,400
3/8" 8,800 15,200 12,400 8,800 22,900 18,700 13,200
1/2" 15,000 26,000 21,200 15,000 39,000 31,800 22,500
5/8" 22,600 39,100 32,000 22,600 58,700 47,900 33,900
3/4" 35,300 61,100 49,900 35,300 91,700 74,900 53,000
7/8" 42,700 74,000 60,400 42,700 110,900 90,600 64,000
1" 59,600 103,200 84,200 59,600 154,800 126,400 89,300
* Large diameter chain manufactured at our Jeannette facility.

 

Working load limits - grade 80 & 100 alloy chain

When using non-cradle or non-shortening grab hooks in a shortening or choker application, the Working Load Limit (WLL) of the sling must be reduced by 20% as noted in ASME B30.9.