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ASME A17.3-2017 pdf download.Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators.
ASME ELEVATOR PUBLICATIONS The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has developed and published safety codes and standards for elevators, escalators, and related equipmentsince the firstedition of A17.1,SafetyCodeforElevatorsandEscalators,whichwas published in 1921. This Code is one ofthe numerous codes and standards that have been or are being developed by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The following publications are of special interest to users of this Code. For prices and availability: Tel: 800-843-2763 Fax: 973-882-1717 E-Mail: customercare@asme.org ASME Website: www.asme.org/shop ASME A17.1/CSA B44, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators. This American National Standard Safety Code covers the design, construction, installation, opera- tion, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair ofeleva- tors, dumbwaiters, escalators, movingwalks, andmaterial lifts. ASME A17.2, Guide for Inspection of Elevators, Escalators, and Moving Walks. This Guide gives detailed procedures for the inspection and testing of elevators, escalators, and moving walks required to conform to the Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, A17.1- 1955 and later editions and the Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators, A17.3. Subsections are arranged to focus on periodic inspection and test re- quirements, as well as acceptance criteria. Inspection Checklists. The checklist forms shown in ASME A17.2 are posted on the ASME website: www.asme.org. ASME A17.4, Guide for Emergency Personnel. This guide for emergencypersonnel (fire, police, etc.), building owners, lessees, and building operating managers explains the proper procedures to be used for the safe removal of passengers from stalled cars as well as fire- fighters’ service operating procedures. CAN/CSA-B44.1/ASME A17.5 Elevator and Escalator Electrical Equipment. This Code contains requirements for obtaining, labeling, and listing of drive machine controllers, logic controllers, and operating devices for stating, stopping, regulating, controlling, or protecting electric motors, generators, and all other electrical equip- ment, for elevators, escalators, moving walks, dumbwai- ters, wheelchair lifts, and stairway lifts. Published Interpretations. Interpretations of the various A17 standards are published periodically. Interpretations ofA17.1 andA17.2 approvedbytheA17 Committee from June 14, 1972, through June 1979 were published in a separate book in 1980. Starting with the 1981 edition of the Code, interpreta- tionsarepublishedwitheachneweditionandsupplement of the applicable standard. A compilation of Interpretations Nos. 2–13 (June 1979–May 1989) has also been published by ASME.
ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Handbook. This Handbook augments the ASME A17.1 and CSA B44 Codes with commentary,diagrams,andillustrationsthatareintended to explain the requirements of these Codes. The commentary contained in the Handbook is the opinion of the author and has not been approved by the A17 Committee. ASME QEI-1, Standard for the Qualification ofElevator Inspectors. This Standard covers requirements for the qualification and duties of inspectors and inspection supervisors engaged in the inspection and testing of equipment within the scope of the A17.1 Code. It also includes requirements for the accreditation of organiza- tions thatcertifyinspectors and inspection supervisors as meeting the QEI criteria. ASME A18.1, Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts. This safety Standard covers the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and repair of inclined stairway chairlifts and inclined and vertical platform lifts intended for transportation of a mobility impaired person only. CORRESPONDENCE WITH A17 COMMITTEE ASME codes and standards are developed and maintained with the intent to represent the consensus of concerned interests. As such, users ofthis and otherASME A17 codes and standards may interact with the committee by requesting interpretations, proposing revisions, and attending committee meetings. Correspondence should be addressed to: Secretary, A17 Standards Committee The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Two Park Avenue New York, NY 10016 http://go.asme.org/Inquiry All correspondence to the Committee must include the individual’s name and post office address in case the Committee needs to request further information. Proposing Revisions. Revisions are made periodically to the Code to incorporate changes that appear necessary or desirable, as demonstrated by the experience gained from the application of the procedures, and in order to conform to developments in the elevator art. Approved revisions will be published periodically. TheCommitteewelcomesproposalsforrevisionstothis Code. Such proposals should be as specific as possible, citing the Section number(s), the proposed wording, and a detailed description ofthe reasons for the proposal including any pertinent documentation. Requesting Interpretations. Upon request, the A17 Committee will render an interpretation of any require- mentofthe Code. Interpretations can only be rendered in response to a written request sent to the Secretary ofthe A17 Standards Committee. Requests for interpretation should preferably be submitted through the the online Interpretation Submittal Form. The form is accessible at http://go.asme.org/InterpretationRequest. Upon submittal of the form, the Inquirer will receive an automatic e-mail confirming receipt. Ifthe Inquirer is unable to use the online form, he/she maymailtherequesttotheSecretaryoftheA17Standards Committee atthe above address. The requestforinterpre- tation should be clear and unambiguous. It is further rec- ommendedthattheInquirersubmithis/herrequestinthe following format: Subject: Cite the applicable Section number(s) and the topic of the inquiry in one or two words. Edition: Cite the applicable edition and supplement ofthe Code for which the interpretation is being requested. Question: Phrase the question as a request for an interpretation of a specific requirement suitable for general understanding and use, not as a request for an approval of a proprietarydesignorsituation.Please provide a condensed and precise question, composedinsuchawaythat a “yes” or “no” reply is acceptable. Proposed Reply(ies): Provide a proposed reply(ies) in the formof“Yes”or“No,”withexplanation as needed. Ifentering replies to more than one question, please number the questions and replies. Background Information: Provide the Committee with any background information that will assist the Committee in understanding the inquiry. The Inquirermayalso includeanyplans or drawingsthatarenecessarytoexplain the question; however, they should not contain proprietary names or information. Requests thatare notin the formatdescribedabove will berewritteninthisformatbytheCommitteepriortobeing answered, which may inadvertently change the intent of the original request.

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