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May 24 Lighting is an important aspect of any machine room for an elevator Sidst udgivet den 24-05-2017

Elevators can be built in homes and businesses, but all need to follow the elevator codes specified by ASME A17.1. Some states, such as California, even have their own elevator codes. These elevator codes specify certain requirements of the elevator and machine room for safety, including the design of the machine room and use of smoke detectors. Whether you've installed a glass or panoramic elevator into your home or have a standard elevator in an office building, elevator inspections once a year will indicate whether or not the elevator design and machine room are following this code. Although ASME A17.1 isn't a law regarding elevator safety, following this code for commercial and residential elevators is recommended for safe operation.

In terms of the machine room itself, the door size must be at least 30 by 72 inches. Inside, the room should have no foreign wiring or piping and the room should be located on the same side as an earthquake joint, if you live in an area near fault lines. The room itself needs ventilation, which can be through natural or mechanical means. In addition, the door to the machine room must be tagged with a fire rating, which should be equal to that of the hoist way. In case of emergencies like fire, the switch, clearance, and equipment numbering more than two should be disconnected.

Lighting is an important aspect of any machine room for an elevator.

In the machine room, the light switch needs to be located within 18 inches of the lock side of the door. Actual lights in the room should be placed at floor level. If any of these lights are placed within eight feet above the floor, they need to be protected with a light guard.