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22.11.2017

Draft Federal Safety Regulations “Rules for Design and Safe Operation of Hoisting Machines and Mechanisms Applied at Nuclear Facilities” have been developed

The requirements of the Rules cover the following hoisting machines and mechanisms with the load-lifting capacity of 1 t and more, which are specially designed to be applied at nuclear facilities in the process of handling of nuclear material, nuclear fuel and radioactive waste in the premises (zones), where the systems and elements, important to safety of the nuclear facility, are located:

  • a) cranes, which include:
    • hoisting cranes of all types;
    • hoisting electric trucks, moving along overhead gantry rails;
    • electric hoists;
  • b) reloading machines;
  • c) replaceable load-gripping devices and removable load-gripping appliances;

The requirements of the Rules do not cover the cranes:

  • which are used in the process of manufacturing, tests, operation and recycling of nuclear weapons and military nuclear power installations; which are used on ships and other floating facilities with nuclear reactors and on nuclear and process maintenance ships;
  • of general-purpose industrial designation, used at nuclear facilities outside the premises (zones), where the systems and elements, important to safety of the nuclear facility, are located. 
  • The above-mentioned cranes are regulated by the Federal Safety Regulations in the field of industrial safety “Safety Rules for Hazardous Production Facilities, where Hoisting Facilities are Applied”, approved by the Order of the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service No. 533 of November 12, 2013 (registered by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on December 31, 2013, registered No. 30992; “Bulletin of Normative Acts of Federal Executive Bodies”, No. 8, 24.02.2014);
  • used in the course of implementation of construction and erection works at the stage of construction (erection) of a nuclear facility.

Draft Federal Safety Regulations “Rules for Design and Safe Operation of Hoisting Machines and Mechanisms Applied at Nuclear Facilities”

The Draft was published on our web-site in the section “Draft Regulatory Documents”, and will also be placed on the official web-site of Rostechnadzor in the section “Development of Regulatory Legal Acts of Rostechnadzor” in accordance with Article 25 of the “Procedure for Development and Approval of the Federal Safety Regulations in the Field of Atomic Energy Use in Rostechnadzor” (Order No. 267 dated of July 7, 2015).

Date for commencement of comments reception is November 23, 2017. Date for completion of comments reception is December 23, 2017.


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