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December 2012 Maintaining Elevators and Escalators in the Transit Environment, Part 1

Publication Date: 2012
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This test is based on the article, Maintaining Elevators and Escalators in the Transit Environment, Part 1, published in the December 2012 issue and counts as one contact hour (0.1 CEU) of elevator industry continuing education credit. Most courses approved by NAEC for CET/CAT and NAESAI for QEI and in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

Learning Objectives - After reading this article, you should have learned about:

  • The equipment used in U.S. transit systems is subjected to far greater usage than any equipment found in any of the busiest high-rise office buildings and even most shopping malls on the busiest holiday shopping period
  • The standard escalator has its motor and brake at the top of the machine, while the modular escalator has a number of modules extending along the incline, depending upon the rise of the escalator
  • Having different vertical-transportation equipment suppliers can foster competition, but there are downsides to this practice
  • Why many transit agencies defer replacement or major repair of elevators and escalators
  • How exposure, usage and loading differ between transit systems and commercial/office/retail buildings

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