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China Vs. U.S.: Electric Elevator Standards

By Ning Li, Yihui Ruan, Chi Chen, Wei Li and Mingtao Chen | November 1, 2014

The progressive establishment of a new elevator code in China draws comparisons and contrasts with parts of U.S. code. by Ning Li, Yihui Ruan, Chi Chen, Wei Li and Mingtao Chen Unabated economic expansion is creating a huge market for the elevator industry in China, while offering opportunities for industry development like never before. Since…

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ASME A17 Code Committees Meet in New Orleans

By Elevator World | September 1, 2014

Inquiries spark discussion about performance, requirements and enforcement. The ASME A17 Standards Committee and various A17 working committees met the week of May 5 in New Orleans. Following is a report on some of the major issues covered.  A17 Standards Committee Meeting The following subjects were discussed during a daylong meeting. Answers were prepared by…

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Developments in EN 81-20, 81-50 and Related Standards

By Liftinstituut Magazine | June 1, 2014

Esfandiar Gharibaan talks on upcoming European codes and ever-more-important market surveillance. reprinted from Liftinstituut Magazine Esfandiar Gharibaan is chairman of the European Committee for Standardization Technical Committee (CEN/TC) 10 (for lifts, escalators and moving walks). Therefore, he has a broad overview of developments in codes and standards. When asked, he was gladly willing to share…

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Energy Code Development, Part Two

By Dr. Albert So | May 1, 2014

Part One of this series (ELEVATOR WORLD, April 2014) discussed the history of development of the Code of Practice for Energy Efficiency of Lift and Escalator Installations (CoP) for elevators, escalators and moving walks in Hong Kong. The CoP is now incorporated in the combined volume Code of Practice for Energy Efficiency of Building Services…

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China Versus U.S.

By Ning Li, Yihui Ruan, Xueming Chen and Jiefeng Li | April 1, 2014

A comparative study on Chinese and American elevator codes and standards Research Background As society has developed, elevators have become more and more important in people’s lives. The presence of elevators brings many conveniences to users, though poorly maintained units may be threats to safety. Many countries establish elevator safety rules and standards by which…

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New European Standards

By Elevator World | October 1, 2013

The Lift Directive has been undergoing a process of revision. From a technical viewpoint, the envisaged changes are minimal. There is currently no news in respect to other relevant European directives that would impact the lift industry. As regards European standards, some new parts of the EN 81 series are on the brink of completion,…

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ISO TC 178 Meetings in New York City

By Elevator World | July 1, 2013

The week of April 23 was an important time for the international elevator industry, as it was during this week when representatives of 30 nations gathered at the headquarters of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in New York City to participate in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) TC 178 Plenary Committee (PC)…

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Escalator and Dumbwaiter Chinese/European Standards Differences

By Jun Zhang, Ning Li, Youqin Xu, Xinfu Shen, Wei Chen, Xueming Chen, Yuandong Jiang and Junhua Shen | February 1, 2013

by Jun Zhang, Ning Li, Youqin Xu, Xinfu Shen, Wei Chen, Xueming Chen, Yuan-dong Jiang and Junhua Shen European escalator standard EN 115-1:2008 was promulgated in 2008. China’s escalator safety standard equivalency calls for adoption of it, but the standards are not exactly the same. For all practical purposes, the China Elevator Standardization Technical Committee…

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Wind Turbine Tower Elevators, Part II

By John W. Koshak | May 1, 2012

A continued discussion on the codification processes of wind turbine tower elevators in North America At the 2008 American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Health and Safety Workshop in Denver, OSHA requirements were often mentioned in the context of elevators. The reference was used to find a link between many varied standards and codes, yet one…

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40 Years of Elevator-Code Standardization

By Elevator World | May 1, 2012

An overview of the history and role of various industry codes This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first meeting of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN)/Technical Committee (TC) 10 Lifts, Escalators and Moving Walks Committee, held in January 1972. However, attempts at code standardization initially began in Europe in the 1950s. When international…

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