AS/NZS 4344 – 2001 Motor Vehicles – Cargo Restraint Systems – Transport Chain and Components

AS/NZS 4344 – 2001 Motor Vehicles - Cargo Restraint Systems – Transport Chain and Components

AS/NZS 4344 – 2001 Motor Vehicles – Cargo Restraint Systems – Transport Chain and Components specifies the requirements for chain and associated components used in the transport industry for developing cargo restraining systems and sets out (in Appendix A) a method for determining the strength of transport chain and its components.

PREFACE

This Standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee ME-048, Restraint Systems in Vehicles to supersede AS/NZS 4344:1995, Cargo restraint systems—Transport chain and components.

This Standard Covers

FOREWORD

SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 1.1 SCOPE
  • 1.2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
  • 1.3 DEFINITIONS
  • 1.4 DIMENSIONS
  • 1.5 BREAKING FORCE
  • 1.6 MARKING

SECTION 2 MANUFACTURING REQUIREMENTS

  • 2.1 MATERIAL
  • 2.2 DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

SECTION 3 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • 3.1 GENERAL
  • 3.2 CHAIN
  • 3.3 COMPONENTS
  • 3.4 TEST CERTIFICATE

 

1.3 DEFINITIONS

For the purpose of this Standard, the definitions below apply.

1.3.1 Acceptable quality level (AQL)

A quality level which corresponds to a relatively high probability of acceptance. It is the maximum percent defective or the maximum number of defects per one hundred items that, for purposes of sampling inspection, can be considered satisfactory as a process average.

1.3.2 Accreditation

Certification by a duly recognized body of the facilities, capability, objectivity, competence and integrity of an agency, service or operational group or individual to provide the specified service and/or required operation.

1.3.3 Batch

A quantity of some commodity produced under conditions which are considered uniform.

1.3.4 Certification

The authoritative act of documenting compliance with requirements.

1.3.5 Component

Any fitting, tensioning, or joining device.

 

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