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prБДС EN 13001-3-8:2022

Cranes - General design - Limit states and proof competence of machinery - Part 3-8: Shafts

General information

40.60     Feb 24, 2022



European Standard

21.120.10     53.020.20  

Appropriate for SMEs


This document is intended to be used together with the other generic parts of the EN 13001 series of standards, see Annex C, and as such, they specify general conditions, requirements and methods to prevent mechanical hazards of cranes by design and theoretical verification.
Specific requirements for particular types of cranes are given in the appropriate European standard for the particular crane type.
This document covers specific shafts and rotating or non-rotating axles as an integrated part of cranes, that are not dealt with by other EN 13001 standards (e.g. pinned connections in EN 13001-3-1). It is not applicable to shafts or axles being part of standard equipment (e.g. gearboxes, motors).
The significant hazardous situations and hazardous events that could result in risks to persons during intended use and reasonably foreseeable misuse are identified by Annex D. Clauses 4 to 7 of this document are necessary to reduce or eliminate these risks.
Clauses 4 to 7 of this document are necessary to reduce or eliminate these risks associated with the following hazards:
- exceeding the limits of strength (yield, ultimate, fatigue);
- exceeding temperature limits of material or components.
This standard does not deal with the proofs of strength of welded and cast shafts.
This document is not applicable to cranes that are manufactured before the date of its publication as EN and serves as reference base for the European standards for particular crane types (see Annex C).
NOTE prEN 13001-3-8:2021 deals only with limit state method in accordance with EN 13001-1:2015.

Directives and Regulations

When the standard is harmonized under a directive or regulation, the word Harmonized appear. When such an inscription does not appear, it means that the standard is related to / supporting the relevant directive or regulation.


Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)

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