Removal from Service Criteria

Web Sling Removal Criteria

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

  • Missing or illegible identification

  • Acid or caustic burns

  • Melting or charring of any part of the sling

  • Holes, tears, cuts, snags or embedded articles

  • Broken or worn stitching in load bearing splices

  • Excessive abrasive wear

  • Knots in any part of the sling

  • Discoloration and brittle or stiff areas on any part of the sling, which may indicate chemical or ultraviolet/sunlight damage

  • Fittings that display excessive pitting, corrosion, or are cracked, bent, twisted, gouged or broken

  • For hooks — see ASME B30.10 for removal criteria

  • For fittings — see ASME B30.26 for removal criteria

  • Other conditions and/or visible damage that cause doubt as to the continued use of the sling.

Examples of web slings to be removed from service.

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SLING KNOT

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SLING CUTS

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SLING FRAYS AND PULLS

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SLING WELD SPLATTERS

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SLING ABRASION

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SLING ACID BURN

EACH IMAGE IS ONLY ONE EXAMPLE OF EACH TYPE OF DAMAGE.

Roundsling Removal Criteria

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

  • Missing or illegible tag

  • Acid or caustic burns

  • Evidence of heat damage

  • Melting, charring or weld spatters are present on any part of the roundsling

  • Holes, tears, cuts, snags or embedded articles

  • Broken or worn stitching in the cover which exposes core fibers

  • Broken or damaged core yarn

  • Excessive abrasive wear

  • Knots in any part of the sling

  • Discoloration, brittle or stiff areas on any part of the sling, which may indicate chemical, heat, or ultraviolet/sunlight damage

  • Fittings that display excessive pitting, corrosion, or are cracked, bent, twisted, gouged or broken

  • For hooks — see ASME B30.10 for removal criteria

  • For fittings — see ASME B30.26 for removal criteria

  • Other conditions and/or visible damage that cause doubt as to the continued use of the sling

Examples of roundslings to be removed from service.

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ROUNDSLING CUT

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ROUNDSLING ABRASION

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ROUNDSLING TEARS AND PULLS

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ROUNDSLING ACID BURN

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ROUNDSLING WELD SPLATTER

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ROUNDSLING KNOT

CONTACT A LIFTEX REPRESENTATIVE OR DISTRIBUTOR WITH ANY SAFETY CONCERNS PRIOR TO USE. EACH IMAGE IS ONLY ONE EXAMPLE OF EACH TYPE OF DAMAGE.