AS 3637:2022


Underground mining – Winding suspension equipment

Published by Standards Australia, 12/23/2021


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AS 3637, 1st, 2022 – Underground mining – Winding suspension equipment

AS 3637 facilitate the implementation and maintenance of functional and safe winding suspension equipment in underground mines and clear communication in the trade and governance thereof.

General Product Information:

Committee ME-018
Purchase Note All current amendments available at time of purchase are included with the purchase of this document
Document Type PDF
ISBN 978 1 76139 009 8
Pages 111
Document Language English
Publisher Standards Australia
Status Current


Table of cotents

1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 General requirements
4.1 Nominal size
4.2 Materials
4.2.1 Type A components
4.2.2 Type B components
4.3 Design
4.3.1 Design philosophy
4.3.2 Static design factor
4.3.3 Fatigue reserve factor
4.4 Manufacture
4.4.1 Type A and Type B components
4.4.2 Type A components — Additional requirements
4.4.3 Threads and nut locking
4.4.4 Locking plates
4.4.5 Protective coatings Type A components Type B components Shear pin
4.5 Testing
4.5.1 Proof load test Procedure Requirement
4.5.2 Non-destructive test Purpose Procedure
4.6 Test certificates
4.6.1 Certificates required
4.6.2 Component certificates
4.6.3 Assembly test certificate
4.7 Marking
4.8 Inspection and maintenance
5 Component-specific requirements
5.1 Detaching hooks
5.1.1 Size designation
5.1.2 Materials Component type designation Shear pins
5.1.3 Design Static factor of safety Fatigue reserve factor Shear pins Locking Integrity against unintended release Geometry
5.1.4 Manufacture General Gauge marks Catchplates Hinge pin and shear pin
5.1.5 Permissible imperfections
5.1.6 Testing General Detaching test Purpose Procedure Requirements
5.1.7 Test certificates General Assembly test certificate
5.1.8 Marking General Type identification
5.1.9 Accompanying information
5.2 Rope cappings
5.2.1 Designation Size Component type
5.2.2 Materials Types A and B components Filling Bolts
5.2.3 Design Static factor of safety Fatigue reserve factor Design of wedge-type capels
5.2.4 Manufacture
5.2.5 Testing Proof load test Proof loading of wedge-type capels General Apparatus Procedure Requirements Non-destructive examination
5.2.6 Inspection and maintenance General In situ examination Wedge-type capels Other types of cappings Detailed examination
5.2.7 Assembly test certificates for wedge-type capels
5.2.8 Marking wedge-type capels
5.3 Drawbars and connecting links
5.3.1 Designation Size Component type
5.3.2 Materials
5.3.3 Design and manufacture
5.3.4 Testing
5.3.5 Test certificates
5.3.6 Marking
5.4 Rope swivels and swivel hooks
5.4.1 Size designation
5.4.2 Materials Component type designation Type A components Type B components
5.4.3 Design Static design factor Fatigue reserve factor Threaded components Thrust bearing
5.4.4 Manufacture General Bearing lubrication Hooks
5.4.5 Testing
5.4.6 Test certificates
5.4.7 Marking
5.5 Shackles and chains
5.5.1 Scope of section
5.5.2 Size designation Shackles and chains Conveyance chains
5.5.3 Materials Component type designation Type A components Type B components
5.5.4 Design Static design factor Fatigue reserve factor Working load limit Safety chain length
5.5.5 Manufacture General Chain links Shackle bodies
5.5.6 Testing Proof load tests Shackles and chains Master links Shackle connections Non-destructive testing Length of chains Wear limits
5.5.7 Test certificates General Shackles Conveyance chains
5.5.8 Marking
5.6 Rope glands
5.6.1 Size designation
5.6.2 Materials Component type designation Type A components Type B components Bolts
5.6.3 Design Static design factor Fatigue reserve factor Rope grip performance Orientation of wedges relative to join of the two halves of the body Spherical base and bearing Rope clamps
5.6.4 Manufacture General Surface finish
5.6.5 Testing
5.6.6 Test certificates
5.6.7 Marking General Wedges Rope clamps
5.6.8 Installation and assembly
Appendix A
A.1 Scope
A.2 Inspection
A.3 Close examination frequency
A.4 Inspection after an incident
A.5 Maintenance
A.6 Wear limits
A.6.1 General
A.6.2 Worked example
Appendix B
B.1 Scope
B.2 General
B.3 Ruling section
B.4 Equivalent section
Appendix C
C.1 Scope
C.2 Chemical composition
C.2.1 General
C.2.2 Cast analysis
C.2.3 Residual elements
C.2.4 Austenitic grain size
C.3 Identification
C.4 Conditions of supply
C.5 Mechanical property and heat treatment requirements for steel components
C.5.1 Mechanical properties
C.5.2 Heat treatment
C.6 Determination of mechanical properties for steel components
C.6.1 General
C.6.2 Samples for testing
C.6.3 Tensile test
C.6.4 Impact tests
C.6.5 Requirements
C.7 Retests
C.8 Certificates
Appendix D
D.1 Scope
D.2 Loaded holes
D.2.1 General consideration
D.2.2 Static design
D.2.3 Fatigue design
D.3 Pins
D.3.1 Static design
D.3.2 Fatigue design
Appendix E
E.1 Scope
E.2 General
E.3 Static design
E.4 Fatigue design
E.5 Allowable stress range
E.6 Stress cycle
E.7 Working load limit stress
Appendix F
F.1 Scope
F.2 Quantity symbols
F.3 General
F.4 Straight male/female types
F.5 Right angle male/female types
F.6 Straight female/female types
F.7 Right angle female/female types
Appendix G
G.1 Scope
G.2 General considerations
G.3 Static design
G.4 Fatigue design
Appendix H
H.1 Static design
H.2 Fatigue design
Appendix I
I.1 Static design
I.2 Fatigue design
Appendix J
J.1 Scope
J.2 Static design
J.3 Fatigue design
Appendix K
K.1 Scope
K.2 Gland body
K.3 Rope clamps
Appendix L
L.1 Scope
L.2 General
L.3 Limits of permissible imperfections
L.4 Designation
L.5 Record
Appendix M
M.1 Scope
M.2 Procedure
Appendix N
N.1 Scope
N.2 Procedure