CSA - ASME A17.1-2013/CSA B44-13
Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators Includes Requirements for Elevators, Escalators, Dumbwaiters, Moving Walks, Material Lifts, and Dumbwaiters With Automatic Transfer Devices
|Publication Date:||1 January 2013|
This is the third edition of ASME A17.1/CSA B44, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators. It replaces the previous edition of ASME A17.1/CSA B44, published in 2010, and the previous editions of CSA B44, published in 2007, 2004, 2000, 1994, 1990, 1985, 1975, 1971, 1966, 1960, and 1938.
This Code is the result of a joint effort by the CSA B44 Technical Committee on the Elevator Safety Code and the ASME A17 Committee on Elevators and Escalators to harmonize the provisions of CSA B44 and ASME A17.1. This edition of ASME A17.1/CSA B44 consists of the complete ASME A17.1 Code, with additional requirements applicable only in Canadian jurisdictions. These Canadian requirements are prefaced in the body of the Code by the following: "In jurisdictions enforcing the NBCC. . ."
CSA B44 was originally developed to facilitate the implementation of uniform legislation across Canada and to replace the existing legislation, which had proved inadequate for prevailing elevator practices. The primary purpose of the Code is to establish minimum requirements, suitable for adoption by regulatory authorities throughout Canada, for the design, installation, and maintenance of elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walks, and material lifts. It is also intended as a standard reference for architects, consulting engineers, elevator manufacturers, and building owners.
This Code was prepared for use in Canada by the CSA Technical Committee on the Elevator Safety Code under the jurisdiction of the CSA Strategic Steering Committee on Mechanical Industrial Equipment Safety. It has been formally approved by the CSA Technical Committee.
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