Rigging Handbook: The Complete Illustrated Field Reference, Second Edition

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The RIGGING HANDBOOK - 2nd Edition is a reference guide that contains 168 pages in 6 easy-to-use sections, with over 180 illustrations and data tables. This book is considered by many as the "standard" field reference for rigging. It is used in many rigging training programs offered by technical colleges, companies, trade unions, and various government institutions and departments. Data includes: wire rope; synthetic slings; chains; rigging hardware; slings and working load limits; calculating sling forces; estimating weights of objects; drifting loads with chainfalls; blocks and fairlines; inclined planes; single hook turning loads; two hoist load turning; center of gravity; crane hand signals; numerous lifting and rigging examples; common weights of objects; key points from current OSHA, ANSI, and applicable API standards; sling and hardware inspections; and other data that is commonly needed by riggers and crane operators in the field.

The RIGGING HANDBOOK is a well-illustrated reference source created for rigging professionals, crane operators, and others that perform rigging and hoisting operations.

This handbook essentially represents the working notebook of the author. It is based on material used in the construction and repair of turbine generators and other power plant components over the past 28 years. The RIGGING HANDBOOK provides concise, simple answers to rigging situations that may otherwise appear complex in nature. The notes explain and illustrate some of the basic and complex problems associated with a wide variety of rigging situations. Both apprentices and journeymen will appreciate the simple layout and organization of this valuable reference.

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Jerry Klinke has authored several publications on industrial crane and rigging operations that are currently used in vocational-technical, apprenticeship, and college courses throughout the United States and Canada. He has been involved with the construction and maintenance of electrical generating stations since 1976. A respected classroom instructor for craftsmen of various disciplines, Jerry has has also developed and managed training programs for the nuclear industry. He holds a seat on the Board of Directors for the Association of Crane and Rigging Professionals (ACRP) and has been a frequent speaker on safety training in the construction industry, and the promotion of standardized testing and qualification of crane operators, riggers, and signalmen.

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