184.108.40.206 Sampling of links for proof test. Sample links shall be selected in accordance
with table II from the total quality of links required for the slings in each lot, prior to
galvanization and assembly with webbing for the test of 4.6.2. If any sample link fails in
this test, this shall be cause for rejection of all links.
TABLE II. sling of links for proof test.
Number of links
4.5 Examination of slings. Each of the sample slings, selected in accordance with
defects classified as shown in table III to determine compli-
220.127.116.11, shall be examined
ance with the requirements of this specification which do not require tests.
Classification of defects.
Slings not complete; parts missing.
Component parts not new; evidence of reclaimed, used, or salvaged
Evidence of use of unauthorized materials or repairs.
Slings not size specified.
Hoist links not galvanized.
Link surface not smooth; not free of blisters, seams, laps, cracks,
or pit holes.
Link configuration and dimensions nonconforming to figure 2.
Webbing not of type specified, and are not free of splices.
Integral slots of webbing not woven with length and spacing as
Webbing not impregnated with type rubber latex compound required.
Flame-proof treatment of webbing nonconforming.
Evidence of use of dyes, detergents, chemicals, or finishing agents
which cause deterioration of webbing in normal storage.
Thread not of nylon cord specified.
Mesh configuration and dimensions nonconforming.
Frame configuration and composition nonconforming.
Stitches not continuous; not properly maintained thread tension;
evidence of loose stitches.
Stitching pattern nonconforming: frame webbing and superimposed
mesh webbings not stitched as specified.
Friction pads not same type of webbing, not located or attached as
Size identification web insertions not of assigned color; not
inserted into body as specified.
Color of webbing nonconforming.
4.6.1 Spacing of slots. Measurement of slot spacings shall be made on eight webbing
samples. The exact centers of two consecutive slots on each sample shall be marked on the
selvage, and the distance between marks measured with a metal tape graduated in 1/16 inch
(see table I).