A17.1-2016 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators

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Format: SOFT (Softcover)
Publication Date: 2016


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ASME A17.1-2016/CSA B44-16 - one of ASME's most requested safety standards - addresses elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walks and material lifts. It provides requirements applying to the design, construction, installation, operation, testing, inspection, maintenance, alteration and repair of these conveyances.

This living landmark has been defining safety in elevators, escalators and related equipment since 1921. A17.1 has been harmonized with CSA B44 to provide one comprehensive solution for jurisdictions throughout North America.

Major changes and updates for the 2016 edition include:

Seismic requirements for escalators
Special purpose personnel elevators
Rack and pinion elevators
Residence elevators
Material lifts with obscured transfer devices
Addition of elastomeric buffer requirements

A17.1 is to be used in conjunction with other volumes of ASME's A17 series of safety standards. Careful application of these A17 safety standards will help users to comply with applicable regulations within their jurisdictions, while achieving the operational and safety benefits to be gained from the many industry best-practices detailed within these volumes.

Intended for anyone engaged in the safety of elevators, escalators and related conveyances, including those responsible for: design, engineering and manufacture; installation, operation, testing, maintenance, alteration and repair; inspection; plans, contracts, administration, insurance and liability; property, facilities and plant management; and emergency response.

Soft Cover | 514 Pages | 3 lbs.

Author Bio

ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.