Mine Tow Straps shall be inspected throughout their entire length for evidence of damage. Core integrity is determined by a hand over hand inspection of the entire sling, combined with a thorough visual inspection. Mine Tow Straps shall be removed from service if any of the following is visible:
A)Missing or illegible work load limit tag.B) Brittle or stiff areas that may indicate chemical damage, acid or alkali burns.C) Melting, charring or weld spatter of any part of the sling.D) Holes, tears, cuts, embedded particles, abrasive wear, or snags that expose the load carrying yarns.E) Broken, cut or damaged load carrying yarns.F) Broken or worn stitching in the cover which exposes the load carrying yarns.G) Fitting distortion: elongated, damaged, corroded or chemical degradation of fittings or component hardware.H) Slings that are knotted.I) Tattle tails – if one or both of the tattle tails is not visible or is chemically degraded.J) Fiber-Optic – Lack of fiber optic light transfer, in sling models with the fiber optic (FO) option.K) For slings equipped with Fast™ Inspection: External Warning Indicator (EWI) is not visible, The Fast™ Ribbon pulls out of the sling coverL) For hooks, removal criteria as stated in ASME B30.10M) For applicable fittings, removal criteria as stated in ASME B30.26N) Other damage which causes any doubt as to the strength of the sling.
Tow Straps removed from service that are not capable of repair shall be destroyed and rendered completely unfit for future use. Read and understand the information contained in this web site before purchase and use.