Product Announcement from ASME Standards and Certification
A17.1 covers the design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of the following equipment, its associated parts, and its hoistways, where located in or adjacent to a building or structure:
(a) hoisting and lowering mechanisms, equipped with a car or platform, which move between two or more landings. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, elevators;
(b) power driven stairways and walkways for carrying persons between landings. This equipment includes, but is not limited to escalators and moving walks;
(c) hoisting and lowering mechanisms equipped with a car which serves two or more landings and is restricted to the carrying of material by its limited size or limited access to the car. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, dumbwaiters and material lifts.
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Intended as the basis for the design, construction, installation, operation, testing, inspection, maintenance, alteration, and repair of elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving walks, and material lifts. Incorporates changes made in A17.1a-2008 and A17.1b-2009.
Major changes for the 2010 edition include:
(a.) former periodic inspections now being covered under maintenance requirements;
(b.) additional types of suspension means;
(c.) elevator illumination updated;
(d.) allowance of energy conservation methods in escalator usage;
(e.) revisions of folding car-door requirements covering top-of-car clearances;
(f.) updated communication requirements in elevators and;
(g.) additional Type B Material Lift requirements.
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Intended for anyone engaged in the safety of elevators, escalators and related conveyances.
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