ASME - A17.8
Standard for wind turbine tower elevators
|Publication Date:||1 January 2021|
ASME A17.8/CSA B44.8 applies to elevators permanently installed in a wind turbine tower to provide vertical transportation of authorized personnel and their tools and equipment only.
Such elevators are typically subjected to extreme temperatures, humidity variations, and substantial horizontal motions where, by reason of their limited use and the types of construction of the structures served, full compliance with ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Part 2 is not practicable or necessary.
The requirements of this edition and subsequent addenda to the Standard are effective as of the date noted on the copyright page of this document. The authority having jurisdiction will establish the effective date for its local regulations.
Purpose and exceptions
The purpose of this Standard is to provide for the safety of life and limb, and to promote the public welfare. Compliance with this Standard shall be achieved by
a) conformance with the requirements in ASME A17.8/CSA B44.8; or
b) conformance with some of the requirements of ASME A17.8/CSA B44.8 and for systems, subsystems, components, or functions that do not conform with certain requirements in ASME A17.8/CSA B44.8, conform with the applicable requirements in ASME A17.7/CSA B44.7; or
c) conformance with the requirements in ASME A17.7/CSA B44.7