Stakeholders Meeting June 22, 2011. Division of Building Safety Industrial Safety Elevator Program. A17.7. Performance-based safety code for elevators and escalators. Two Types of Code. Prescriptive A17.1 Performance A17.7. AECO.
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Division of Building Safety
Performance-based safety code for elevators and escalators
Standard for Elevator Suspension, Compensation, and Governor Systems
Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
Creep: slight incremental, natural movement of the suspension means over the arc of contact with the driving sheave due to tractive forces….Creep is independent of the motion status or direction of rotation of the driving sheave
Note: Creep exists in all traction systems and is not loss of traction, and can occur while the drive sheave is stationary or rotating.
The method by which unbalanced forces due to suspension means are reduced, utilizing one or more compensation members and their terminations.
Tensile component that support, raise, and lower a car, counterweight, or both.
A single component of a traction elevator the weight of which provides tensile forces on the car and counterweight that reduce unbalanced forces due to the weight of the suspension means.
An individual load-carrying component of the suspension means (e.g., a single rope or belt)
A noncircular suspension member, such as an elastomeric-coated steel belt constructed of encapsulated steel cords, used to raise and lower an elevator, dumbwaiter, or material lift car or its counterweight or both.
Cars are required to have two lamps or sets of lamps
004. ADOPTION AND INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE.
01. Documents. The following codes, amendments, and updates are hereby adopted and incorporated by reference into these rules for all conveyances subject to this chapter. (4-2-08)
a. ANSI/ASME A17.1 2007 2010, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators with 2008 Addenda with the following exceptions: (4-2-08)
i. Compliance with section 184.108.40.206.2 shall require that the means for disconnecting the main power as required by this section to be within sight of the controller.
ii. Compliance with section 220.127.116.11.3, Category 5 Periodic Testing of oil buffers 18.104.22.168.5(c) Car and Counterweight Buffer testing shall be conducted at slow speed in accordance with Item 22.214.171.124(a) in ANSI/ASME A17.2 2007.
iii. Compliance with Section 126.96.36.199 which requires a sump pump or drain in the elevator pit shall be optional. If a sump pump or drain is installed it shall meet the requirements of this section. A sump with a cover shall be provided in each elevator pit.
f. ANSI/ASME A17.6 2010 Standard for Elevator Suspension, and Governor Systems (X-X-XX)
g. ANSI/ASME A17.7 2007 Performance-based Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators (X-X-XX)
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