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Code-compliant Materials

All materials inside your elevator interior must be code-compliant for flame and smoke. Per ASME A17.1-2004, 2.14.2.1.1 all materials including some laminates, ceilings, carpet or any other upgrades must meet ASTM E84, UL723, NFPA 252 or CAN/ULC-S1002.2 to include:

(a) Flame spread rating of 0 to 75
(b) Smoke developmeent of 0 to 450

Many states are now requiring that the cab interior provider supply a list of materials with their MSDS information to insure that the materials used meet this criteria. It is for your protection as well as everyone who rides your elevator.

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions or if we can be of service in any way. You can reach us at (952) 300-0955.

Crucial Code Information

When refurbishing existing elevator interiors, there are several key Code items that must be considered. The first one is weight. Per ASME A17.1-2004, 8.7.2.15.2, 8.7.3.21 one can not +/- 5% of the car weight (not the rated load). This information should be on the crosshead data tag. Many states require this information and also require a drop and buffer test or full-load safety test upon completion. Weight is a key consideration because adding or subtracting too much weight will affect the leveling of the elevator or the ability of the machine to perform properly.

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions or if we can be of service in any way. You can reach us at (952) 300-0955.

 

 

 

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