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ASME A17.2-2020 pdf download.Guide for Inspection of Elevators, Escalators, and Moving Walks.
This Guide is intended to assist qualified inspectors performing routine inspections and witnessing periodic and acceptance inspections and tests. It is not intended to serve as a basis for government regulations. This Guide does not contain information on handling discre- pancies notedduringaninspectionandtest. The authority havingjurisdictionintheirlegislationadoptingtheCodeis responsible for addressing this subject. The acceptance inspection and testing procedures apply only to the extent that they conform to the latest edition of the A17.1/B44 Code. The routine and periodic inspection and testing procedures apply only to the extent that they conform to the applicable Code requirements that were in effect at the time of installation or alteration. The inspection and testing procedures do not take into account local regulations that may differ. Itisrecognizedthatinspectorswillnotbeabletoaccom- plish all the inspection procedures specified in this Guide during each inspection. Qualified inspectors have the knowledgeandexperiencetorecognizepotentialdeficien- cies and to focus the inspection in those areas. This Guide uses the following format to describe the appropriate inspection and test: (a) Periodic Inspections. The examination and opera- tion of equipment at specified intervals by an inspector to checkfor compliance with the applicable Code require- ments.
(b) Periodic Test. The testing and detailed examination and operation of equipment at specified intervals witnessed by an inspector to check for compliance with the applicable Code requirements. (c) Acceptance. The initial inspection and testofnewor altered equipment to check for compliance with the ap- plicable Code requirements. TheproceduresinthisGuidearerecommendationsonly and are intended to illustrate a method ofcomplying with the requirements in A17.1d-2000 and earliereditions and A17.1-2000/B44-00 and later editions, Sections 8.10 and 8.11. The person performing the inspection and test may employ other methods to demonstrate compliance with the applicable Code requirement. Qualified inspectors have theknowledge and experienceto recognizepotential deficiencies and to focus the inspection where necessary. Where, as anexample, no inspectionprocedure is speci- fied for periodic inspections or periodic tests, it indicates that the Code requirements need no explanation. This does notindicate thatno inspection ortestofthe specified item is required. The item is to be inspected or tested for compliance with the applicable Code requirements. If, as an example, the acceptance inspection has a test procedure that differs from the test procedure specified under periodic test, the acceptance testprocedure should be followed in addition to the periodic test procedure. This Guide contains inspection procedures for compli- ance with the applicable Code only. A17.1d-2000 and earlier editions, Rule 1000.2 and A17.1-2000/B44-00 and later editions, requirements and read in part “the inspection and test required by this Part are to determine that the equipment conforms to the applicable Code requirements at the time of installa- tion and any alteration.”
Inspectors should have knowledge of the personal safety practices including, but not limited to, the safety practices contained in The Elevator Industry Field Employees’ Safety Handbook (EIFESH) as required by ASME QEI-1. The EIFESH contains safety precautions an inspector is likely to need for most inspections. Because of the large variation in elevator equipment and possible unique elevator designs, it is the responsibility ofeach inspector, mechanic, and consultantto determine the safe mannerin which to conduct each test and inspection before starting each procedure. It is not the inspector’s responsibility to ensurethesafetyofallparticipants inthetests andinspec- tions. Inspectors are still advised to be aware ofsafety for themselves and others. Some elevator manufacturers, inspection organizations, and maintenance companies have safety procedures that go beyond the requirements inthe EIFESH orare unique to theirorganizationorequip- ment.Whenthisisthecase,thesaferproceduresshouldbe followed. In pasteditions ofASME A17.2, specific cautions and safety warnings were part of the body of the Guide. Those cautions and warnings were removed, with the inspectordirected to use the EIFESH orothersafetymate- rials thatmayapply. ThisInspectors’ Guideis fortheuseof trained elevator personnel who are aware ofthe hazards inherent in working with elevator equipment. Trainee inspectors are advised to use extra caution while learning inspection techniques and test procedures. NOTE: The ElevatorIndustryFieldEmployees’SafetyHandbookis available from Elevator World, Inc., P.O. Box 6507, 354 Morgan Avenue, Mobile, AL 36606 (www.elevatorbooks.com).

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