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Enhanced Table of Contents for ASME A17.1-2000 Safety Code For Elevators And Escalators

Enhanced Table of Contents for ASME A17.1a-2002 Safety Code For Elevators And Escalators

Enhanced Table of Contents for ASME A17.1b-2003 Safety Code For Elevators And Escalators

Enhanced Table of Contents for ASME A17.1-2004 Safety Code For Elevators And Escalators

Enhanced Table of Contents for ASME A17.1a-2005 Safety Code For Elevators And Escalators

Enhanced Table of Contents for ASME A17.1S-2005 Supplement to A17.1-2004
Safety Code For Elevators And Escalators
 

Enhanced Table of Contents for ASME A17.1-2007/CSA B44-07 (Revision of ASME A17.1-2004
and CSA B44-04
SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS  

“Enhanced” table of contents for the for  ASME A17.1a-2008/CSA B44a-08
Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators

Escalator Step/Skirt Performance Index Chart

CONVERSION FACTOR CHART

Maximum Relief Valve Setting Chart for Hydraulic Elevators

Florida Elevator Inspector Code Chart

(A Reference Guide For Florida Elevator Inspectors)

This chart was developed from data supplied from records from the State of Florida.  We have designed this chart with additional data added to the A17 Code information to aid Florida elevator inspectors.  The purpose of this chart is that by using the Florida State serial number, you can determine the codes relevant at the time of original installation of the elevator system.  This elevator code chart is not to be used in either Broward or Dade Counties, as both of these jurisdictions have used serial numbering different from the State's system.  FL s. 399.03(7)  Each elevator shall comply with the edition of the Florida Building Code or Elevator Safety Code that was in effect at the time of receipt of application for the construction permit for the elevator.  If the elevator is altered or "modernized", the elevator code effective at that time of alteration would be effective.  According to current Florida elevator code, these changes must be dated and noted by data plates on the elevator so that the relevant applicable elevator code can be verified.  For these reasons it is critical that elevator inspectors have a complete library of code references for proper research. 

As an example, use of a 1998 A17.1b  Elevator Safety Code on an elevator still original from 1972 can be misleading.  Florida Certified Elevator Inspection library of A17.1 Elevator Safety Codes dates back to 1925.  Our collection of the National Electric Code (NEC®) dates back to 1947 including most of the NEC® Handbooks for reference.  In addition, we have other State codes including Massachusetts 524 CMR.  One particularly interesting code book from our library is the Building Code of the City of New York, March 1, 1936, which also included the City's own elevator code.

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Enhanced Table of Contents for ASME A17.1-2000 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS   

With the release of the A17.1-2000 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators there were many changes that can prove confusing to Elevator Safety Inspectors, Elevator Consultants, Elevator Mechanics and generally anyone else that would need to navigate through the codes and find specific information. This edition of the code was reformatted to incorporate a decimal numbering system along with a transition to the use of hard metric units (SI) wherever practical. While at first sight the numbering system can look confusing, it is in fact a very structured approach to the organization of the code information. After one would take some time to read and understand the methodology of the numbering system the logic of this numbering system can be understood and appreciated. The problem is that most folks are too busy to be able to spend the time necessary to gain an appreciation for the decimal numbering system.

What we have tried to do was to develop a Table of Contents that facilitates navigation through the A17.1 Elevator Safety Code. This enhanced Table of Contents drills down into the A17.1 Elevator Safety Code and quickly takes anyone to the third level of informational topics in the A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators. While the Table of Contents that is included in the A17.1 Elevator Safety Code takes the user to general topics of information, this enhanced Table of Contents takes the user to specific topics listed under each of the general topics in the code.

We invite all Elevator Inspectors, Elevator Consultants, Elevator Enforcement Authorities and anyone else that have a need to navigate the A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators to please feel free to print and use this enhanced Table of Contents. Hopefully it will prove as useful to you as it has for us.

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Enhanced Table of Contents for ASME A17.1a-2002 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS      

With the release of the A17.1-2000 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators there were many changes that can prove confusing to Elevator Safety Inspectors, Elevator Consultants, Elevator Mechanics and generally anyone else that would need to navigate through the codes and find specific information. This edition of the code was reformatted to incorporate a decimal numbering system along with a transition to the use of hard metric units (SI) wherever practical. While at first sight the numbering system can look confusing, it is in fact a very structured approach to the organization of the code information. After one would take some time to read and understand the methodology of the numbering system the logic of this numbering system can be understood and appreciated. The problem is that most folks are too busy to be able to spend the time necessary to gain an appreciation for the decimal numbering system.

What we have tried to do was to develop a Table of Contents that facilitates navigation through the ASME A17.1a-2002 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS. This enhanced Table of Contents drills down into the A17.1 Elevator Safety Code and quickly takes anyone to the third level of informational topics in the A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators. While the Table of Contents that is included in the A17.1 Elevator Safety Code takes the user to general topics of information, this enhanced Table of Contents takes the user to specific topics listed under each of the general topics in the code.

We invite all Elevator Inspectors, Elevator Consultants, Elevator Enforcement Authorities and anyone else that have a need to navigate the ASME A17.1a-2002 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS to please feel free to print and use this enhanced Table of Contents. Hopefully it will prove as useful to you as it has for us.

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Enhanced Table of Contents for ASME A17.1b-2003 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS   

With the release of the A17.1-2000 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators there were many changes that can prove confusing to Elevator Safety Inspectors, Elevator Consultants, Elevator Mechanics and generally anyone else that would need to navigate through the codes and find specific information. This edition of the code was reformatted to incorporate a decimal numbering system along with a transition to the use of hard metric units (SI) wherever practical. While at first sight the numbering system can look confusing, it is in fact a very structured approach to the organization of the code information. After one would take some time to read and understand the methodology of the numbering system the logic of this numbering system can be understood and appreciated. The problem is that most folks are too busy to be able to spend the time necessary to gain an appreciation for the decimal numbering system.

What we have tried to do was to develop a Table of Contents that facilitates navigation through the ASME A17.1b-2003 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS. This enhanced Table of Contents drills down into the A17.1 Elevator Safety Code and quickly takes anyone to the third level of informational topics in the A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators. While the Table of Contents that is included in the A17.1 Elevator Safety Code takes the user to general topics of information, this enhanced Table of Contents takes the user to specific topics listed under each of the general topics in the code.

We invite all Elevator Inspectors, Elevator Consultants, Elevator Enforcement Authorities and anyone else that have a need to navigate the ASME A17.1b-2003 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS to please feel free to print and use this enhanced Table of Contents. Hopefully it will prove as useful to you as it has for us.

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Enhanced Table of Contents for ASME A17.1-2004 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS   

With the release of the A17.1-2000 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators there were many changes that can prove confusing to Elevator Safety Inspectors, Elevator Consultants, Elevator Mechanics and generally anyone else that would need to navigate through the codes and find specific information. This edition of the code was reformatted to incorporate a decimal numbering system along with a transition to the use of hard metric units (SI) wherever practical. While at first sight the numbering system can look confusing, it is in fact a very structured approach to the organization of the code information. After one would take some time to read and understand the methodology of the numbering system the logic of this numbering system can be understood and appreciated. The problem is that most folks are too busy to be able to spend the time necessary to gain an appreciation for the decimal numbering system.

What we have tried to do was to develop a Table of Contents that facilitates navigation through the ASME A17.1-2004 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS. This enhanced Table of Contents drills down into the A17.1 Elevator Safety Code and quickly takes anyone to the third level of informational topics in the A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators. While the Table of Contents that is included in the A17.1 Elevator Safety Code takes the user to general topics of information, this enhanced Table of Contents takes the user to specific topics listed under each of the general topics in the code.

We invite all Elevator Inspectors, Elevator Consultants, Elevator Enforcement Authorities and anyone else that have a need to navigate the ASME A17.1-2004 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS to please feel free to print and use this enhanced Table of Contents. Hopefully it will prove as useful to you as it has for us.

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Enhanced Table of Contents for ASME A17.1a-2005 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS   

With the release of the A17.1-2000 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators there were many changes that can prove confusing to Elevator Safety Inspectors, Elevator Consultants, Elevator Mechanics and generally anyone else that would need to navigate through the codes and find specific information.  This edition of the code is the first complete reprint of the 2000 edition of the A17.1 code and it incorporates both the A17.1a-2002 addenda & the A17.1b-2003 addenda.  While at first sight the numbering system can look confusing, it is in fact a very structured approach to the organization of the code information.  After one would take some time to read and understand the methodology of the numbering system the logic of this numbering system can be understood and appreciated.  The problem is that most folks are too busy to be able to spend the time necessary to gain an appreciation for the decimal numbering system. 

What we have tried to do was to develop a Table of Contents that facilitates navigation through the ASME A17.1a-2005 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS.  This enhanced Table of Contents drills down into the A17.1 Elevator Safety Code and quickly takes anyone to the third level of informational topics in the A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators.  While the Table of Contents that is included in the A17.1 Elevator Safety Code takes the user to general topics of information, this enhanced Table of Contents takes the user to specific topics listed under each of the general topics in the code.

We invite all Elevator Inspectors, Elevator Consultants, Elevator Enforcement Authorities and anyone else that have a need to navigate the ASME A17.1a-2005 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS to please feel free to print and use this enhanced Table of Contents.  Hopefully it will prove as useful to you as it has for us. 

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Enhanced Table of Contents for ASME A17.1S-2005 Supplement to A17.1-2004 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS  

With the release of the A17.1S-2005 Supplement to the A17.1-2004 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators there needs to be a clear understanding relative to the many changes in this document.  This Supplement primarily deals with the requirements for the design, construction and installation of elevator equipment in other than traditional locations such as machine rooms.
 
The requirements were released as a special Supplement to the ASME A17.1-2004 Code at the request of industry and the Al7 Standards Committee and is different from the traditional Addenda to the code.

The revisions contained in the A17.1S-2005 Supplement do not apply to all equipment covered by the A17.1 Code at this time.  The revisions in the A17.1S-2005 Supplement apply to new installations of electric elevators and hydraulic elevators within the Scope of ASME A17.1-2004.  The A17.1S-2005 Supplement has been harmonized with ASME A17.1a-2005 and replaces the requirements of Parts 2 and 3 in its entirety, and modifies the definitions of Part 1 as well as the requirements of Part 8 as shown in the Supplement.

The A17.1S-2005 Supplement does not apply to equipment covered by the Scopes of Parts 4, 5, 6, and 7 of ASME A17.1-2004 including A17.1a-2005, and all references within these Parts are to the requirements in ASME A17.1-2004 including A17.1a-2005, not to the requirements in the A17.1S-2005 Supplement.  The main reason that the Supplement does not apply to Parts 4, 5, 6 and 7 is because the committee was in a hurry to get the changes out in the Supplement to address the MRL's and they did not want to wait until the authors of Parts 4, 5, 6 and 7 corrected all the references back to the new Parts 2 and 3.

What we have tried to do was to develop a Table of Contents that facilitates navigation through the ASME A17.1S-2005 Supplement to the SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS.  This enhanced Table of Contents drills down into the A17.1 Elevator Safety Code and quickly takes anyone to the third level of informational topics in the A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators.  While the Table of Contents that is included in the A17.1 Elevator Safety Code takes the user to general topics of information, this enhanced Table of Contents takes the user to specific topics listed under each of the general topics in the code.

We invite all Elevator Inspectors, Elevator Consultants, Elevator Enforcement Authorities and anyone else that have a need to navigate the ASME A17.1S-2005 Supplement to the SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS to please feel free to print and use this enhanced Table of Contents.  Hopefully it will prove as useful to you as it has for us.

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ESCALATOR STEP/SKIRT PERFORMANCE INDEX CHART

This is a chart that we put together to facilitate understanding the Step/Skirt performance Index requirements for the various editions of the A17.1 Code.  Since the A17.1d-2000 edition of the A17.1 code, this has been a periodic test requirement for both existing and new escalators.

Once an Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) adopts the A17.1d-2000, or newer edition of the code, all escalators under that jurisdictional authority will be required to be tested unless the AHJ has specifically excluded this section of the code from adoption.  Based on the history behind the Step/Skirt Performance Index development, it is highly unlikely that many AHJs will exclude the escalators in that jurisdiction from this test requirement.

While we view this as a tool to assist the user, it is not intended to replace any of the specific code requirements.  This chart has been assembled as a quick reference tool and is not intended to replace the specific edition of the A17.1 code that is being enforced in any jurisdiction.  While we have put this together to the best of our ability, it does not supersede the necessity to determine the specific code requirement based on the edition of the code that is adopted in a specific jurisdiction.

We invite all Elevator Inspectors, Elevator Consultants, Elevator Enforcement Authorities and anyone else that have a need to participate in Step/Skirt Performance Index testing, as required by the A17.1d-2000 and later editions of the SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS, to please feel free to print and use this reference chart in the performance of their work.  Hopefully it will prove as useful to you as it has for us.

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CONVERSION FACTOR CHART

This is a chart that we put together to facilitate the calculations that may be necessary for Elevator Inspectors, Elevator Consultants, Elevator Enforcement Authorities and anyone else that utilizes the ASME A17.1-2000 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS or later editions of this code.

While we view this as a tool to assist the user, it is not intended to replace any of the specific code requirements. For many years the ASME A17.1 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS contained both imperial (customary) and metric (SI) units. Previously, the committee policy was to encourage steps toward metrication of the Code. With the efforts towards harmonization of this code, the emphasis has been toward hard metric (SI) units wherever practical along with the acceptable equivalent imperial units being shown in parenthesis. The 2000 edition of the ASME A17.1 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS was the result of a joint effort between the ASME A17 Elevator and Escalator Committee and the CSA B44 Technical Committee to harmonize requirements between the ASME A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators and the CSA B44 Safety Code for Elevators.

With the release of the 2000 edition of the A17.1 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS the switch was made to the use of hard metric (SI) units wherever practical. There are some tables related to speed and load that use the hard metric and the hard imperial units in common practice, even though they are not exactly equivalent. Care should be used to insure the correct code requirements are identified and enforced as these table values have been derived from SECTION 8.2, DESIGN DATA AND FORMULAS of the A17.1 code, which means that the values are therefore not equivalent.
 
We invite all Elevator Inspectors, Elevator Consultants, Elevator Enforcement Authorities and anyone else that have a need to utilize the ASME A17.1 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS to please feel free to print and use this Conversion Factor Chart in the performance of their work. Hopefully it will prove as useful to you as it has for us.

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MAXIMUM RELIEF VALVE SETTING CHART FOR HYDRAULIC ELEVATORS

This is a chart we developed for the Maximum Relief Valve Setting for Hydraulic Elevators. This is a simple reference chart to facilitate inspection and testing procedures.  While we view this as a tool to assist the user, this chart is not intended to be a substitute for the actual calculation of what the maximum relief valve setting can be based on the A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators.

We invite all Elevator Inspectors, Elevator Consultants, Elevator Enforcement Authorities and anyone else to please feel free to print and use this MAXIMUM RELIEF VALVE SETTING CHART in the performance of their work. Hopefully it will prove as useful to you as it has for us.

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Enhanced Table of Contents for ASME A17.1-2007/CSA B44-07 (Revision of ASME A17.1-2004 and CSA B44-04SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS  

With the release of the ASME A17.1-2007/CSA B44-Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators we start a new era for elevator safety codes.   This edition of the Code is a fully bi-national standard.  All former deviations between the ASME A17.1 Code and the CSA B44 Code have been fully addressed within this one Code and we now have a truly “harmonized code.”  Additionally, this edition incorporates revisions to address the advancement of technologies used in the design and construction of elevator equipment which has enabled the installation of the equipment in other than traditional locations such as machine rooms.  I would urge all who use this code to carefully read over the ASME PREFACE on Page xviii and the CSA PREFACE on Page xxi for important information. 

What we have tried to do was to develop a Table of Contents that facilitates navigation through the ASME A17.1-2007/CSA B44-07 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS.  This enhanced Table of Contents drills down into the A17.1/B44 Elevator Safety Code and quickly takes anyone to the third level of informational topics in the A17.1/B44 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators.  While the Table of Contents that is included in the A17.1/B44 Elevator Safety Code takes the user to general topics of information, this enhanced Table of Contents takes the user to specific topics listed under each of the general topics in the code.

We invite all Elevator Inspectors, Elevator Consultants, Elevator Enforcement Authorities and anyone else that have a need to navigate the ASME A17.1-2007/CSA B44-07 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS to please feel free to print and use this enhanced Table of Contents.  Hopefully it will prove as useful to you as it has for us.

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