ASME B20.1


Safety Standard for Conveyors and Related Equipment

Published by Publication Date Number of Pages
ASME 08/31/2021 32


ASME B20.1 – Safety Standard for Conveyors and Related Equipment

This Standard applies to the design, construction, installation, maintenance, inspection, and operation of conveyors and conveying systems in relation to hazards. The conveyors may be of the bulk material, package, or unit-handling types, where the installation is designed for permanent, temporary, or portable operation.
This Standard shall apply, with the exceptions noted below, to all conveyor installations.
This Standard specifically excludes any conveyor designed, installed, or used primarily for the movement of people. This Standard does, however, apply to certain conveying devices that incorporate within their supporting structure workstations or operator’s stations specifically designed for authorized operating personnel.
This Standard does not apply to conveyors for which specific standards are already in effect, or to equipment such as industrial trucks, tractors, trailers, automatic guided vehicles, tiering machines (except pallet load tierers), cranes, hoists, power shovels, power scoops, bucket drag lines, trenchers, platform elevators designed to carry passengers or an operator, manlifts, moving walks, moving stairways (escalators), highway or railroad vehicles, cableways, tramways, dumbwaiters, material lifts, industrial scissors lifts, pneumatic conveyors, robots, or integral machine transfer devices. Some of the foregoing have specific standards.
The provisions of this Standard shall apply to equipment installed 1 yr after the date of issuance.

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Product Code(s):
J0882Q, J0882Q, J0882Q
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