Table 5.2 Bridge Components PMCS - Ramp Module
a. Check the closing sling pulleys (A) for free rotation and Equipment is not
ready/available for use,
if damage or defects
b. Check the closing slings (B) for frayed or broken
are found while
strands and the end eyes for deformity.
carrying out steps a. to
c. Inspect the opening slings (C) for cuts and abrasions in
the outer sleeve.
d. Check that the opening sling securing pins (D) and
their roll pins are secure.
e. Examine the resilient mounts (E) for free rotation on
their shaft, and that they are secure and not damaged.
f. Examine the birds beak jaws for cracks and corrosion.
g. Check the torque setting caps on the jaw connection
system (F), to ensure that the rotabolt torque settings are
at 880 lb/ft.
h. Check that the shoot bolts are not bent or damaged
and are free to operate.
i. Check the hydraulic dampers (G) for leakage and that
their mountings are secure.
j. Inspect for corrosion and cracking around all weld
k. Examine the curbs (H) for cracks, corrosion and
distortion. Check that the curbs are free to deploy and
that their locking catches (J) operate correctly.
m. Check the end beam fixed pins (K) for wear and the
locking brackets for damage.
n. Check the bottom chords for impact or bearing damage
(lateral notches on bottom greater than 1/4 inch (6mm)).
o. Check the roadway surfaces for signs of damage.
p. Check the approach ramp hooks (L) for cracks and
q. Check all components for damage to protective paint
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