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RE: Monorail for 2-3 ton Hoists

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Generally the required out of plane hoisting loads will govern.  You will 
also have to consider the weight of the hoist as a non-structural component 
 for seismic, but unless the hoist is particularly massive the out of plane 
 hoisting loads will govern.

Any picked load will be essentially isolated and will not contribute to the 
 seismic demand.

Regards, Harold Sprague

> Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 13:24:16 -0500
> From: design(--nospam--at)
> Subject: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Monorail for 2-3 ton Hoists
> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
> List,
> Can anybody tell me what the approx. lateral load coefficient should be
> for a monorail supporting 2-3 ton hoists? This is for an estimate for a
> job in WA. It's zone 3 and I need to determine if the seismic load will
> govern over the normal vertical and lateral loads.
> thanks,
> Gary

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