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A17.6-2022 Standard for Elevator Suspension, Compensation & Governor Systems

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Publication Date: 2022



New Edition

This Third Edition includes standards for three technologies for elevator suspension, namely:

  • Steel wire ropes
  • Noncircular elastomeric-coated steel suspension members
  • Steel wire ropes for wind turbine tower elevators and special application elevators

Each part of the standard includes the material properties, design, testing, inspection, and replacement criteria for these means. A17.6 also includes the requirements for these three technologies, and provides direction for future constructions as new technology develops. Uniform standards for these important items are necessary to ensure consistent levels of safety.

This Third Edition is unique in the world in addressing elevator suspension. It is intended to be used in conjunction with ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators. Moreover, A17.6 is a part of ASME's full series of A17 Codes and Standards, plus ASME’s related offerings, to provide you with the most comprehensive set of solutions available today for governing elevator systems.

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 | 52 Pages

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.

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