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Elevator Maintenance Manual – 3rd Edition

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Publication Date: 2018



This must-have manual has now been updated with references to acceptance and periodic tests of elevators through the ASME A17.1/CSA B44 2016 edition requirements.

With more than 25 new pages added, this in-depth guide, designed for the service technician, covers elevator maintenance programs and practices as related to electric and hydraulic elevators. In addition, maintenance procedures and coverage of escalators and moving walks are also provided. It should be used for guidance and aid in understanding the requirements and manufacturers' instructions.

This publication is a comprehensive how-to guide that can be used for training classes or home study. In addition to technical material, the manual also presents topics such as: public relations, maintenance safety and control, troubleshooting and general maintenance practices.

It is not intended as a replacement for equipment manufacturers' manuals and service bulletins. It should be used as a guidance and aid in understanding the requirements and manufacturers' instructions. It does not give detailed, step-by-step procedures for replacement, adjustment and settings for the many models and manufacturers of elevators and escalators. However, it does provide information useful in understanding requirements for maintenance.

Author Bio

Zack R McCain, Jr. is a Registered Professional Engineer in Oklahoma. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as well as a member of the ASME/ANSI QEI-1 "Standards for the Qualification of Elevator Inspectors" since it's beginning in 1982. He is the 1995 recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Safety Codes and Standards Medal and was named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in October of the same year. McCain is also a Certified Elevator Safety Inspector in accordance with ASME QEI-1 by NAESA. McCain has served as course director and instructor on numerous courses for ASME, has had several articles published in ELEVATOR WORLD magazine and has written several books. McCain received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lamar State College of Technology (Lamar University) in Beaumont, Texas.

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