Split (Multipiece) Rim and Single-Piece Rim Wheels

Chapter 296-864, WAC

Effective Date: 02/01/05

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WAC 296-864-400

Service Split Rim Wheels Safely

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Your responsibility:

To establish and use procedures to service split rim wheels safely

You must

Establish a safe operating procedure for split rim wheels

Follow these procedures for demounting split rim wheels

Follow these procedures when working on split rim wheels and components

Follow these procedures for inflating split rim wheels

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Establish a safe operating procedure for split rim wheels

You must

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Follow these procedures for demounting split rim wheels

You must

  • Follow the relevant procedures in Table 1, Procedures for Deflating Split Rim Wheels.

Table 1
Procedures for Demounting Split Rim Wheels

During these times
Then
Demounting rim wheels Make sure tires are completely deflated before demounting by removal of the valve core.

During either of the following situations:

    • - The tire has been driven underinflated at 80 percent or less of its recommended pressure
      or
    • - There is obvious or suspected damage to the tire or wheel component

Deflate the tires completely by removing the valve core, before a rim wheel is removed from the axle.

 

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Follow these procedures when working on split rim wheels and components

You must

  • Follow the relevant procedures in Table 2, Procedures for Working on Split Rim Wheels and Components.

Table 2
Procedures for Working on Split Rim Wheels and Components

During these times
Then
A split rim wheel is in a restraining device Make sure employees don't rest or lean any part of the body or equipment on or against the restraining device.

Assembly of the wheel and inflation of the tire

Apply rubber lubricant to bead and rim mating surfaces, unless the tire or wheel manufacturer recommends against it.

After tire inflation

Do both of the following:

    • - Inspect the tire and wheel components while still within the restraining device
      and
    • - Make sure that they are properly seated and locked.
When adjusting the tire or wheel components Deflate the tire by removal of the valve core before the adjustment is made.

 

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Follow these procedures for inflating split rim wheels

You must

  • Follow the relevant procedures in Table 3, Procedures for Inflating Split Rim Wheels.

Table 3
Procedures for Inflating Split Rim Wheels

During these times
Then
Split rim wheels are being inflated Make sure employees stay out of the trajectory.

When all of the following occur:

- A tire on a vehicle has more than 80 percent of the recommended pressure
and
- Remote control inflation equipment is used;
and
- No employees are in the trajectory during inflation.

The tire may be inflated while the rim wheel is on the vehicle.

Assembly of the wheel and inflation of the tire Apply rubber lubricant to bead and rim mating surfaces, unless the tire or wheel manufacturer recommends against it.
Inflating tires outside of a restraining device Make sure you don't exceed 5 psi (pounds per square inch) to seat the bead.
The tire is pressurized Make sure you don't correct the seating of side and lock rings by hammering, striking or forcing the components.

Note

Note:

  • Employees should stay out of the trajectory as much as possible while installing the split rim wheel onto the vehicle.
  • The trajectory may deviate from its expected path.


 

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